BELLATOR NEWCASTLE PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS 2/09: Grocke’s updated odds & predictions for every fight

By Michael Grocke, MMATorch Fight Handicapper

Bellator Newcastle, Pitbull vs. Scope

Bellator travels across the pond to the Utilita Arena in Newcastle, Tyne and Wear, England for Bellator Newcastle. In the main event Bellator veteran Patricky “Pitbull” Freire takes on England’s Ryan Scope. After getting stopped by Michael Chandler at Bellator 157, Freire has won his last four fights. The four-fight win streak includes wins over Josh Thomson and Benson Henderson. In the Brazilian’s twenty professional wins, thirteen are by way of (T)KO to go along with one via submission.

Twenty-six-year-old Ryan Scope will be making his Bellator debut when he steps into the cage opposite Freire. Scope is 1-1 over his last two fights. His most recent fight was at BAMMA 33 where he took a split decision over Mickael Lebout. Fighting out of Sunderland Fight Pit, Scope has eight finishes in his ten career pro wins.

In the co-main, Aaron Chalmers takes on Corey Browning. This will Chalmers’s second fight under the Bellator banner. He won his debut with a first round sub of Ash Griffiths at Bellator 200. Chalmers has a professional record of 4-0. He has yet to see the second round. Corey Browning will also be making his second walk for Bellator. Browning won his debut by finishing Kevin Ferguson Jr. at Bellator 207. All three of the American’s wins ended inside the distance.  

The four-fight main card also includes Terry Brazier against Bungard and Fabian Edwards vs. Lee Chadwick.

Note: The predictions in this column do not necessarily mean that I will be betting them. I have changed my mind in the past and gone the other way after conducting more research. For all of my official bets follow me on Twitter @MichaelGrocke.

Main Card

Patricky Freire (20-8) vs. Ryan Scope (10-1) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

Current Odds: Freire -525; Scope +315

Pick: Freire by Decision

Aaron Chalmers (4-0) vs. Corey Browning (4-2) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

Current Odds: N/A

Pick: Chalmers by (T)KO

Terry Brazier (10-1) vs. Chris Bungard (13-4) – Lightweight 155 lbs.

Current Odds: N/A

Pick: Brazier by Decision

Fabian Edwards (5-0) vs. Lee Chadwick (24-13-1) – Middleweight 185 lbs.

Current Odds: N/A

Pick: Edwards by submission


Prelims Quick Look

Mulheron over Andriuskevicus

Wallhead over Lloveras

Ellenor over Greyson

Reece over Ross

Wooding over Gilbert

Rose over Baria

Mustard over Gerve

Quinn over Hudson

Lister over McLaughlin

Westwood over Kallos

Burlinson over Gierszewski

Ahady over Calboutin

Enjoy the fights!

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