Bellator 288 Odds, Picks and Best Fights to Bet On

Bellator Fri Nov 18

Bellator 288 has produced a night full of one-sided odds. These Bellator 288 odds from Bovada feature money line bets for all 16 bouts, but expect pro bets to open up toward fight night, Friday November 18th, 2022. Here are our top picks, useful for building a ticket on any of the trustworthy MMA betting sites.

Bellator 288 Predictions

Here are the quick hits for top bets on Bellator 288. Remember that a value bet has a mix of the best intersection of likelihood and payout.

Top Value Bet for Bellator 288

Timur Khizriev -300 is on a 12 fight winning streak facing one of Bellator’s top ten. Weichel has been outworked by quality grappling in four of his last seven fights, and arguably his split decision win over Keoni Diggs in 2021. Khizriev is a master of cutting weight, and will weight bully the 37 year old Weichel for three rounds with seeming ease.

Top Parlay Pick for Bellator 288

Usman Nurmagomedov -450 is facing the most dangerous opponent of his career. Still, with 13 of his 15 pro fights ending by stoppage, 12 inside the second round, it’s tough to bet against him. Usman has put his time in, and now he’s ready for the title; one that he’ll hold for as long as he likes.

Top Underdog Bet for Bellator 288

Sean Fallon +500 is facing an undefeated and unproven athlete. Aliev’s striking will fall short against Fallon’s reach, this should force disadvantageous grappling from Aliev.

Top 5 Fight Parlay for Bellator 288

  • Tyrell Fortune -300
  • Roman Faraldo -220
  • Timur Khizriev -300
  • Archie Colgan -600
  • Jordan Newman -900
  • Usman Nurmagomedov -450

Bellator 288 Odds

We’ll hint at which prop bets may be best depending on the fight. In the meantime, we’ll make a top money line pick for each fight.

Corey Anderson -240 vs Vadim Nemkov +184

This fight is a rematch after a third round clash of heads in April, 2022. Anderson was winning the fight. Corey is so much larger than Nemkov, who reportedly cuts little to no weight to make the 205 pound division limit. There’s no reason to think this fight will go much different, with Anderson looking fresh at the end of the third. We see a change of titles. Anderson has only ever lost to high level strikers with serious knockout power, and Nemkov’s ground striking centered style just won’t cut it.

Patricky Freire +325 vs Usman Nurmagomedov-450

Freire just took the title from Queally in a back to back rematch. He’s a powerful striker, but has a history of losing decisions to high level grapplers. Nurmagomedov is seeing his most favorable odds ever, usually hovering between -800 and -2500. Bellator 288 odds see Freire as twice the man any of his other opponents have been, and Patricky certainly has more finishes. Nurmogomedov has been a terror, finishing opponents standing and grounded, and that’s made him our Bellator 288 betting pick for top parlay fighter.

Daniel Weichel +220 vs Timur Khizriev -300

Weichel is one of the most experienced fighters in Bellator with 55 fights at 37 years old. His recent run is 3-4 over his last seven bouts since 2018. Khizriev is an undefeated Dagestani fighter making his Bellator debut. Weichel is a fantastic fighter, but he’s been hand selected to move Khizriev into the top ten quickly, and the Bellator 28 odds giving us a $33 payout per $100 on Khizriev make him a fantastic value bet.

Daniel James +225 vs Tyrell Fortune -300

Still one of the best grapplers in Bellator, Fortune has two career losses in Bellator, but is coming off a knockout win in April. Bellator 288 odds for James feel generous. His last three wins have been over ACA opponent’s, most of whom are beyond their years, like former champion Smoldarev. James is 40 years old, and Fortune will be able to outwork him from every angle.

Levan Chokheli +150 vs Roman Faraldo -220

The undefeated Faraldo has finished all eight wins on the feet, knocking out eight men in three years. Chokheli has lost two losses in his last three. He’s a striker, and his weakness has been grappling. If there were an under 2.5 rounds prop bet, we’d be taking it, because these two bring the heat. Our money is on a Roman Faraldo win with relative ease.

Khasan Askhabov -190 vs Otto Rodrigues +145

The underdog is on a twelve fight winning streak. Otto finished three of his last five by submission, but former WWFC champion Askhabov is a finisher in his own right, and hasn’t competed in two years. Askhabov has few losses, dropping a match against Hermes Franca in 2015 andElismar Lima in 2019. At 27, He’s been competing since he was 18, and now trains at American Top Team in Florida. Our Bellator 288 prediction is an upset, with Askhabov falling short in his Bellator debut.

Imamshafi Aliev -900 vs Sean Connor Fallon +500

Aliev is the biggest favorite on the card next to Jordan Newman. He’s undefeated, but Fallon is both the winningest and most experienced fighter Aliev has faced. Sean is on a three fight winning streak all via submission, and his rocky MMA career reaches back to 2012, spanning 33 total bouts. Aliev is talented, but has several holes in his game that Fallon can exploit. This is our upset of the night, netting 5:1 returns for these Bellator 288 betting odds.

Jairo Pacheco +130 vs Killys Mota -170

The undefeated Pacheco is facing the test of his career in Killys Mota. Fresh off a win over Dan Moret, Mota is 2-3 over his last five, accounting for all the losses of his 16 fight career. One of those wins was over Mandel Nallo, 7-0 at the time. If the Under 2.5 rounds prop becomes available, take it. Otherwise, bet Mota for a cautious value bet.

Archie Colgan -600 vs Jesse Hannam +410

A wrestler that has never lost a fight, Colgan is being fed Jesse Hannam. Hannam has a strong wrestling background, but his ability to transition that skill to fight IQ pales in comparison to Colgan’s. Add this fight to your Bellator 288 parlay. The Bellator 288 odds on Colgan pay $15 per $100 wager on their own; still a moderate value bet.

Lucas Brennan -550 vs Nick Talavera +390

This undefeated BJJ specialist has choked five of his seven opponents. Brennan’s only downside is that he’s 22 years old. Talavera is also a submission specialist, but five of his pro fights to date have been against fighters with less than two fights. Brennan should win this, but we’ve skipped putting him on our parlay picks given the youth and unproven nature of both fighters. Don’t be afraid to add a Brennan money line to your ticket as a one off bet.

Jay Radick +375 vs Sullivan Cauley -600

Cauley is an understudy of Ryan Bader and has finished four fighters in a row, including Ben Parrish at Bellator. Radick has been in the game a long time, and his last loss was in 2012. We’re convinced Cauley has too strong of a favorite status, and Radick is the right bet. Drop $20 on Radick for what should be a much closer fight than the Bellator 288 betting odds bill it to be.

Jayden Taulker +500 vs Jordan Newman -900

Newman is the most promising fighter to come out of Roufusport in a decade or more. He has a wrestling background at the Division 1 Iowa Seahawks. Taulker has been knocked out twice this year already, and has been knocked out four times in a short two year boxing and MMA career. Add this to your Bellator 288 parlay.

Laird Anderson -650 vs Rob Fenicle +415

Anderson went pro in 2018, narrowly winning a decision. He took time off to focus on BJJ, then won this April by submission. Fenicle is coming off back to back losses, but he’s a grappler as well, with four career submission wins. We’re adding Anderson to our list of value bets, and feel the -650 is a bit strong given how this fight matches up stylistically.

Isaiah Hokit -200 vs Matias Nader +150

Hokit is a wrestler from the California Bulldogs. His 1-1 record somehow makes him the favorite over the undefeated Nader. The Bellator 288 odds are concerned with Hokit wrestling background, but Nader has the right kinds of submission and ground striking skills to take the win. Bet the underdog for 1.5 times your wager.

Kory Moegenburg +250 vs Wladmir Gouvea -350

Gouvea is a Brown Belt from AKA and Ralph Gracie’s MMA. This is his debut against a fighter that had a fantastic amateur career, but Moegenburg has faltered to a 2-4 pro. Gouvea should win this fight, given that Moegenburg has been knocked out four times since 2016, with his last submission win over a 1-4 fighter.

Bellator 288 Betting Odds for Online Gambling

Our Bellator 288 predictions are fit for any of the sports books below. Each one will offer different Bellator 288 odds, and by Friday you’ll see multiple prop bets. Check out the bonuses you can get with our five fight parlay.


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