- Douglas Lima defends his welterweight title in the main event of Bellator 260 in Friday, June 11th
- Aaron Pico returns on the main card
- See the odds, picks, and betting preview for the full Bellator 260 main card, below
Bellator is back in their bubble at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, June 11th for Bellator 260. In the main event, welterweight champion Douglas Lima looks to defend his belt against the undefeated Yaroslav Amosov who’s 25-0. The co-main event sees the always dangerous Paul Daley take on the rising contender in Jason Jackson.
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Bellator 260 airs live on Showtime and on YouTube for Canadians on June 11, 2021, at 9 PM EST. The table below shows odds for the main card followed by best bets.
Bellator 260 Odds
|Fighter||Odds at DraftKings|
Odds as of June 9
Can Lima Hand Amosov His First Career Loss?
Douglas Lima came up short last time out as he lost a decision to Gegard Mousasi for the middleweight title as he looked to try and become a champ-champ. After coming up short, he returns to his throne at welterweight as he takes on Yaroslav Amosov who’s a phenomenal 25-0 and has looked amazing in Bellator.
Lima & Amosov Recent Fights
|Gegard Mousasi, loss by decision (title fight)||Fight 1||Logan Storley, win by split decision|
|Rory MacDonald, win by decision (title fight)||Fight 2||Mark Lemminger, win by TKO|
|Michael Page, win by KO||Fight 3||Ed Ruth, win by decision|
|Andrey Koreshkov, win by submission||Fight 4||David Rickels, win by submission|
Although Amosov is 25-0 he hasn’t fought the highest level of competition, so it’s hard to tell just how good he is. He is a dominant wrestler that takes most of his opponents down, but his striking has gotten better. However, getting Lima down is easier said than done.
Lima is a great striker with an underrated ground game, and if he can keep this scrap on the feet he should be able to piece up the Ukrainian and defend his belt. Yet, there is no question this is the best wrestler he has faced in quite some time.
Lima vs Amosov Stats
Amosov’s last fight was really telling as Storley was able to have some success with his wrestling and nearly won the fight. I also worry about his cardio to go five rounds. Meanwhile, we have consistently seen Lima go five rounds with ease and be able to mix in his striking with some wrestling.
Ultimately, I expect Lima to get taken down early on in the fight, but he will be able to use his jiu-jitsu to get back to his feet. Once he does that, he will be able to piece up Amosov once he slows down and either get a late TKO win once the undefeated fighter slows down or win a decision.
Pick: Douglas Lima (-139)
Can Jackson Continue His Rise?
Jason Jackson has looked amazing in Bellator as he’s 4-1, with his lone loss being a split decision to Ed Ruth in a fight that some thought he won. He also looked great against Benson Henderson and Neiman Gracie, but Paul Daley has legit one-punch KO power that Jackson needs to be worried about.
Daley & Jackson Recent Fights
|Sabah Homasi, win by TKO||Fight 1||Neiman Gracie, win by decision|
|Saad Awad, win by TKO||Fight 2||Benson Henderson, win by decision|
|Erick Silva, win by decision||Fight 3||Jordan Mein, win by decision|
|Michael Page, loss by decision||Fight 4||Kiichi Kunimoto, win by decision|
If Daley doesn’t get a first-round TKO, I do think it will be a long night for him. Ultimately, I like Jackson’s footwork and head movement to be able to make Daley miss. Also, I expect him to mix in his wrestling as we have seen Daley struggle with wrestlers in the past.
In the end, I think Jackson will survive the first round and then mix in his wrestling and jab Daley en route to a clear-cut decision win.
Pick: Jason Jackson (-240)
Other Bellator 260 Picks:
- Aaron Pico (-500): This is a tailor-made fight for Aaron Pico to go out there and KO Lee and get another highlight-reel win.
- Vanessa Porto (-455): Porto should be able to take this fight to the ground and either get a TKO win or a submission win.
- Mark Lemminger (-115): This is an evenly matched fight, but I like Lemminger’s all-around skillset more to get a decision win.
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