Bellator 49 is the first fight card of the 5th season and will feature 4 welterweight quarterfinal fights. This season of the Bellator Fighting Championships will be shown on MTV2. I looked at each of the reputable online sportsbooks that are promoted here at Sports Bet Listings and found only 2 bookies that are taking bets on these fights. Those being 5Dimes.com and Bookmaker.eu (our top 2 sportsbooks – each of which accept Americans and players from around the world). The fights take place on September 10th and as mentioned earlier they can be viewed on MTV2 in prime time.
5Dimes.com generally offers the best odds for the majority of sporting events, but looking at the odds today Bookmaker.eu did offer more advantageous odds for 5 of the 8 fighters. I will go over where you should bet to get the best return for each of the quarterfinal fights.
Chris Lozano vs Brent Weedman
This is a tight battle, with Weedman being an ever so slight favourite. In the last Bellator Welterweight Tournament Lozano lost in the quarter-finals, while Weedman was able to make it to the semi’s. Weedman’s defeater also won the entire tournament, while the fighter who defeated Lozano lost in the other semi-finals. The best place to bet on Chris Lozano is at Bookmaker, while you should bet on Brent Weedman at 5Dimes.com.
Ben Saunders vs Chris Cisneros
Ben Saunders is a huge favourite against Bellator newcomer Chris Cisneros. We will get to see what Cisneros has in the tank in this bout against the former UFC fighter who has won his last 2 fights since not being resigned by the UFC. It will be a shocker if Ben Saunders loses. You should bet on Saunders at Bookmaker.eu and if you fancy an upset, bet on Chris Cisneros at 5Dimes.
Luis Santos vs Dan Hornbuckle
Hornbuckle lost to Weedman in the quarters of the last Bellator Welterweight Tournament, while Santos did not compete. We will see if Hornbuckle can get back to his winning ways at Bellator 49. The best odds for Santos can be found at Bookmaker.eu, while 5Dimes.com is the place to bet on Hornbuckle.
Steve Carl vs Douglas Lima
Steve Carl has not fought in over a year, when he qualified for the 4th season of Bellator. Now Carl will get another chance in the 5th season against Douglas Lima. Lima has not lost a fight in over 2 years, but this will be his Bellator debut so it will be interesting to see what he brings to the table. The best odds for both Steve Carl and Douglas Lima can be found at Bookmaker.eu.
Both Bookmaker.eu and 5Dimes.com are great sportsbooks and each have quite similar odds. The odds for each fight may have changed since this article was written. To view up to date odds visit Bookmaker.eu or 5Dimes.com.