Bellator 258 Odds, Picks & Betting Preview
Juan Archuleta takes on Sergio Pettis in the primary occasion at Bellator 258 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Can Pettis upset Archuleta?
- Juan Archuleta seems to defend his bantamweight title for the primary time in the primary occasion
- Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson makes his Bellator debut
- See the chances, picks, and betting preview for the total Bellator 258 major card, beneath
Bellator is again of their bubble on the Mohegan Solar in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, Could seventh, for Bellator 258. In the primary occasion, Bellator bantamweight champion Juan Archuleta seems to defend his title as the favourite within the odds when he faces UFC veteran Sergio Pettis. The co-main occasion sees Anthony Johnson battle short-notice substitute, Jose Augusto Azevedo, in a quarterfinal matchup for the sunshine heavyweight grand prix after Yoel Romero was compelled out of the struggle.
Bellator 258 airs reside on Showtime and on YouTube for Canadians on Could 7, 2021, at 9 PM EST.
Bellator 258 Odds
|Fighter||Odds at DraftKings|
|Jose Augusto Azevedo||+350|
|Michael Web page||-305|
All odds as of Could 4
Does Pettis Lastly Change into Champ?
Juan Archuleta got here up brief in his bid to grow to be featherweight champ and dropped again right down to bantamweight and gained the vacant bantamweight final day trip. Sergio Pettis, in the meantime, is 2-0 in Bellator since signing with the promotion after leaving the UFC.
Archuleta & Pettis Latest Fights
|Patrick Combine, win by determination (title struggle)||Battle 1||Ricky Bandejas, win by determination|
|Henry Corrales, win by determination||Battle 2||Alfred Khashakyan, win by submission|
|Patricio Pitbull, loss by determination (title struggle)||Battle 3||Tyson Nam, win by determination|
|Eduardo Dantas, win by KO||Battle 4||Rob Font, loss by determination|
This was the struggle to make after Archuleta beat Combine as Pettis has regarded actually good since transferring over to Bellator.
Pettis is a former flyweight who had a ton of success within the UFC as he beat the likes of Joseph Benavidez, Brandon Moreno, and John Moraga, however when he moved as much as bantamweight within the UFC, he was too small. Now, nonetheless, he has been including dimension to his body, which shall be wanted towards Archuleta who has been competing at featherweight and light-weight in his profession in addition to bantamweight.
Archuleta vs Pettis Stats
This struggle appears destined to go the gap as Archuleta likes bringing folks into the later rounds, the place he can begin taking up as he’s recognized for his cardio. Nonetheless, Pettis can be recognized for his tempo and strain, which makes this struggle so attention-grabbing.
The struggle ought to stay standing for probably the most half as each Archuleta and Pettis are referred to as strikers, however Archuleta will possible have a dimension benefit and will very properly use his wrestling to tire out Pettis. Finally, I count on Archuleta to make use of his jab and wrestling to have the ability to management the struggle and win a call in what ought to be a really aggressive scrap.
Decide: Juan Archuleta (-159)
How Will Johnson Look In His Debut?
Anthony Johnson is ending his retirement and is about for his Bellator debut on Friday night time within the quarterfinals of the sunshine heavyweight grand prix. Sadly, he’s not going through Yoel Romero, which is the struggle many followers needed to see.
Johnson & Azevedo Latest Fights
|Daniel Cormier, loss by submission (title struggle)||Battle 1||Jonathan Wilson, win by submission|
|Glover Teixeira, win by KO||Battle 2||Vinicius Lima, win by TKO|
|Ryan Bader, win by KO||Battle 3||Jose Santos, win by submission|
|Jimi Manuwa, win by KO||Battle 4||Emanuel Silva, win by TKO|
Rumble Johnson has not fought since April 2017 so it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how he takes care of, so long-off. In his profession, his downside has been him being taken down and getting submitted, in addition to him gassing out. If the Brazilian can take him down early and convey the struggle into the third and fourth spherical he can have a ton of success.
But, I feel Johnson’s energy and hanging shall be too good, and he’ll ultimately land one thing massive.
Decide: Anthony Johnson (-450)
Different Bellator 258 Picks:
- Patricky Pitbull (-305): Pitbull and Queally don’t like each other and this ought to be an exceptional struggle, however Pitbull is the higher striker and will have the ability to get the TKO win.
- Michael Web page (-305): I don’t get the purpose of this struggle as Michael Web page ought to be preventing the highest of the welterweight division. One other highlight-reel KO for Web page.
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