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Bellator 179 Betting Picks, Tips and Predictions

Bellator 179 takes place in London on Friday May the 19th and features a solid main event fight between Paul Daley and Rory MacDonald. You can place bets on Bellator 179 at Matchbook, Pinnacle Sports, Ohmbet, Betsafe, Unibet, 5 Dimes or Sportsbet.

I expect the odds on these betting tips to crash shortly after I post them so please lock in your bets as soon as possible.

Please keep checking this article regularly for updates because I may add more betting tips for Bellator 179 as we get closer to the time of the fights. Don’t forget to stop by our Forum and share your bets with the rest of our community.

FightsBetting Tips
Paul Daley vs Rory MacDonaldNo bet
Liam McGeary vs Linton VassellNo bet
Augusto Sakai vs Cheick KongoBetting Tip Available

Betting Tip 1: Augusto Sakai vs Cheick Kongo Over 1.5 rounds

Heavyweight fights rarely go the distance, but Cheick Kongo and Augusto Sakai are two very defensive minded fighters who rarely take risks.

Kongo and Sakai also have passive styles of fighting and they lack the urgency to pursue a finish. This is backed up by the fact that Cheick Kongo’s last 5 fights have gone the distance. 3 of Sakai’s last 5 fights have gone the distance but his last 6 fights have all lasted longer than 1.5 rounds.

I expect this fight to be a passive snoozefest with someone winning a trademark Bellator split decision when it’s all said and done…

Reasons for placing this bet...

  • Cheick Kongo and Augusto Sakai have very defence orientated styles of fighting.
  • Cheick Kongo and Augusto Sakai are both well rounded and good defensively.
  • Cheick Kongo and Augusto Sakai are passive and tentative. Neither fighter likes to engage.
  • Cheick Kongo and Augusto Mendes both lack aggression. They rarely pursue finishes and they do not like to take risks.
  • Cheick Kongo’s last 5 fights have all gone the distance.
  • 8 out of Kongo’s last 9 fights have lasted longer than 1.5 rounds.
  • Augusto Sakai’s last 6 fights have all lasted longer than 1.5 rounds.

Risk Factors...

  • More finishes tend to occur in Heavyweight fights.
  • Cheick Kongo is chinny.
  • Anything can happen in MMA.

Our Betting Tip

Over 1.5 rounds

Stake

3.5 Units

[3.5% of your bankroll]

Odds

Decimal = 1.56
Moneyline = -178
Fractional = 14/25

64%

Implied Probability

The bookies believe that this fight has a 64% chance of lasting longer than 1.5 rounds based on their current odds.

75%

Our Probability

We believe that this fight has a 75% chance of lasting longer than 1.5 rounds based on our extensive research and analysis.

Allsopp
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