BELLATOR 226 PREVIEW & PREDICTIONS 9/07: Grocke’s updated odds & predictions for every fight

Michael Grocke MMATorch fight handicapper

Ryan Bader
Jan 26, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Ryan Bader (blue gloves) defeats Fedor Emelianenko (red gloves) during Bellator 214 at The Forum. Mandatory Credit: Dave Mandel-USA TODAY Sports

Bellator MMA is at the SAP Center in San Jose California for Bellator 226 on Saturday night. The main event takes place in the heavyweight division where Ryan Bader defends the Bellator heavyweight championship versus Cheick Kongo.

In the co-main Daniel Straus takes on Derek Campos. The main also includes Adam Borics taking on Pat Curran, Emmanuel Sanchez goes up against Tywan Claxton, Sam Sicilia vs. Pedro Carvalho, and Gaston Bolanos vs. Daniel Carey.

Bellator 226 broadcast information

The prelims will stream on DAZN and the Bellator mobile app beginning at 6:30 PM (CST). The main card will stream on DAZN starting at 9:00 PM (CST).

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 my official bets follow me on Twitter @MichaelGrocke.

Main Card

Ryan Bader (27-5) vs. Cheick Kongo (30-10-2) – Heavyweight 265 lbs.

Current Odds: Bader -435; Kongo +315

Pick: Bader by decision.

Daniel Straus (26-8) vs. Derek Campos (19-9) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Straus -300; Campos +225

Pick: Straus by decision.

Pat Curran (23-8) vs. Adam Borics (13-0) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Borics -135; Curran +105

Pick: Borics by decision.

Tywan Claxton (5-0) vs. Emmanuel Sanchez (18-4) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Sanchez -175; Claxton +135

Pick: Sanchez by decision.

Sam Sicilia (17-9) vs. Pedro Carvalho (10-3) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Carvalho -400; Sicilia +300

Pick: Carvalho by (T)KO.

Gaston Bolanos (5-1) vs. Daniel Carey (5-3) – Featherweight 145 lbs.

Current Odds: Bolanos -675; Carey +445

Pick: Bolanos by (T)KO.

Prelims Quick Picks

Gonzalez over Vargas

Amil over Ortiz

Vaesau over Alves

Bagvadorj over Terry

Rocha over Bell

Borga over Leibrock

Piccolotti over Smith

Macapa over Grimshaw

Savage over Gubera

Gonzalez over Adams

Ishiguro over Anderson

Gutierrez over Benson

Gonzales over Miller

Batinich over Compton

Enjoy the fights!

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