Bellator 178 is set to kick off today live and free on Spike TV. The card’s main event features the 4th time Daniel Staus and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire will square off. You read that correctly, this is a rare “tetralogy” fight. Pitbull has won the first two times he faced Straus but lost in their most recent fight in which Straus took the belt by way of Unanimous decision. We’ll see if Straus can defend his belt tonight and tie the record at 2-2 as Pitbull looks to regain his throne. Cage Prophet thinks Pitbull will come out on top in this one. At +135 he’s got great value.
In the Co-main event we have Ilima Macfarlane taking on Jessica Middleton. Both Women are undefeated. Ilima has been outspoken about her time for a title shot, look for her experience to give her the edge in this one. Mcfarlane by KO/TKO. Macfarlane is a heavy favorite at -480, so to maximize profit you may want to tie her into a few parlays.
Mazzota vs. Mckee: Mazzota is a hot Prospect at 12-1 his only loss coming from the current UFC Bantamweight Champion Cody Garbrandt. His opponent is a tough customer in A.J. Mckee. Mckee is a heavy favorite at -500, but Cage Prophet says take the dog! Mazotta at +385 is well worth the bet! Look for Mazzota’s superior grappling and submission game to get him the win.