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.
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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