- Bellator’s featherweight grand prix returns with the quarterfinals
- Patricio Pitbull looks to defend his belt against Pedro Carvalho
- See the odds, picks, and betting preview for the full Bellator 252 main card, below
Bellator MMA remains in Uncasville, Connecticut for Bellator 252 on Thursday, November 12 at the Mohegan Sun.
In the main event, featherweight champion, Patricio Pitbull puts his belt on the line against Pedro Carvalho. The fight also serves as the quarterfinals of the featherweight grand prix. The co-main event sees undefeated welterweight contenders, Yaroslav Amosov battle Logan Storley.
Bellator 252 main card airs live on CBS Sports Network and DAZN in Canada at 7:00 PM EST. The table below shows odds for the main card followed by best bets for the event.
Bellator 252 Odds
|John de Jesus||+550|
Odds taken Nov. 9
Will Pitbull’s Reign Continue?
Patricio Pitbull is the face of Bellator as the featherweight and lightweight champion, but Pedro Carvalho is someone who is always overlooked and proved people wrong.
Pitbull & Carvalho Recent Fights
|Juan Archuleta, win by decision (title fight)||Fight 1||Sam Sicilia, win by submission|
|Michael Chandler, win by KO (title fight)||Fight 2||Derek Campos, win by TKO|
|Emmanuel Sanchez, win by decision (title fight)||Fight 3||Luca Vitali, win by submission|
|Daniel Weichel, win by split decision (title fight)||Fight 4||Daniel Crawford, win by split decision|
Pedro Carvalho has his hands full on Thursday as he takes on one of the best featherweights alive in Patricio Pitbull. The Brazilian has legitimate one-punch KO power. Not to mention, he has solid wrestling and grappling skills, which allow him to dictate the pace. He has proven he can go five hard rounds while we haven’t seen Carvalho do that.
Pitbull vs Carvalho Stats
Expect Carvalho to come out and try to take Pitbull down as there is no question his path to victory is to submit the champ. However, Pitbull has solid takedown defense. He will stuff the takedowns and eventually hurt Carvalho on the feet and get a late fourth or fifth-round TKO to defend his belt.
Unfortunately, at -625, the price is too high to play straight up, but he could be parlayed with another big favorite on the card.
Pick: Patricio Pitbull (-625)
Who’s 0 Will Go?
Yaroslav Amosov vs Logan Storley might be the best fight this entire weekend. Both men are undefeated with Amosov at 24-0 and Storley at 11-0.
Amosov & Storley Recent Fights
|Mark Lemminger, win by TKO||Fight 1||EJ Brooks, win by TKO|
|Ed Ruth, win by decision||Fight 2||Ion Pascu, win by decision|
|David Rickles, win by submission||Fight 3||AJ Matthews, win by TKO|
|Erick Silva, win by decision||Fight 4||Joaquin Buckley, win by decision|
What makes this fight so interesting is the fact both Amosov and Storley are phenomenal grapplers and they will both be eachothers toughest opponent to date.
Amosov has proven his striking is getting better every fight and I do believe he is the better wrestler. However, I expect this fight to stay standing and it will be Amosov using his jab to piece up Storley and win a decision.
Pick: Yaroslav Amosov (-215)
Other Bellator 252 Picks:
- Daniel Weichel (+190): They already fought with Weichel winning by split decision. This time, I expect Weichel to be the more volume striker and win the five-round decision to advance in the featherweight grand prix.
- Aaron Pico (-800): Pico should no doubt win this fight and likely by stoppage. However, you can not bet him at this price as we have seen Pico lose three times before as a massive favorite.