Bellator 256 Results and Closing Odds

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Bellator 256 Results and Closing Odds: Bellator 256 took place on Friday, April 9th from the Mohegan Sun arena in Uncasville, CT.

The event was headlined by former Bellator Light-Heavyweight champion and current Bellator Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader, as defeated former UFC Light Heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida by unanimous decision.

For Ryan Bader, it is just the 4th fight in his last 10 that have gone Under the betting total, and just his third fight since 2016 not to end by stoppage.

Bader cashes as a -280 favorite on the moneyline, while also cashing for a fat +285 on the ‘to Win by Decision’ prop, as the market mostly expected this fight to end within three rounds, with the total being shaded at ‘Under 3.5’ rounds, closing around the price of -150.

For Lyoto Machida, it is just the fifth fight in his last ten dating back to 2015 to go the distance, with Machida going 4-6 in that stretch.

Ryan Bader now moves on in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix, and will face the winner of next week’s opening round bout between Corey Anderson and Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov.

The favorite ended the night going 11-2, for +0.5 units profit, while the ‘Over’ also went 11-2, cashing for +4.75 units profit. On the year, the favorite in Bellator has now gone 20-5, but has failed to turn a profit at -0.48 units. While the Over has gone 16-8-1, turning a profit of +3.03 units.

Bellator 256 Betting Trends

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Bellator 2021 Betting Trends

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Ryan Bader def. Lyoto Machida

ResultMethod PropTotal RoundsDistance Prop
Bader (-283)
Unanimous Decision
Bader by Decision (+285)Over 2.5 (-115)Fight Goes Distance: Yes (+160)

Liz Carmouche def. Vanessa Porto

ResultMethod PropTotal RoundsDistance Prop
Carmouche (-175)
Unanimous Decision
Carmouche by Decision (+105)Over 2.5 (-303)Fight Goes Distance: Yes (-260)

Ádám Borics def. Jeremy Kennedy

ResultMethod PropTotal RoundsDistance Prop
Borics (+104)
Unanimous Decision
Borics by Decision (+275)Over 2.5 (-217)Fight Goes Distance: Yes (-160)

Cat Zingano def. Olivia Parker

ResultMethod PropTotal RoundsDistance Prop
Zingano (-855)
1st Round Submission
Zingano by Submission (+225),
Inside the Distance (-188)
Under 1.5 (+150)Fight Goes Distance: No (-222)

Dan Moret def. Goiti Yamauchi

ResultMethod PropTotal RoundsDistance Prop
Moret (+394)
Unanimous Decision
Moret by Decision (+750)Over 2.5 (+145)Fight Goes Distance: Yes (+160)

Bellator 256 Prelim Results:

Dalton Rosta (-667) def. Tony Johnson (+425): Unanimous Decision
Talita Nogueira (-385) def. Jessica Borga (+276): Unanimous Decision
Jornel Lugo (-323) def. Cass Bell (+236): Unanimous Decision
Cody Law (-909) def. Nathan Ghareeb (+524): Unanimous Decision
Jaylon Bates (-833) def. Jeffrey Glossner (+487): 2nd Round Submission (necktie)
Nainoa Dung (-159) def. Izzy William (+125): Unanimous Decision
Diana Avsaragova (-1111) def. Tara Graff (+577): 1st Round KO (punches)
John Douma (-500) def. Will Smith (+338): Unanimous Decision

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