Mitrione Opens As Bellator Heavyweight Grand-Prix Favorite

Oddsmakers are putting heavy faith into Matt Mitrione as the man to walk out as Bellator heavyweight champion, according to odds released Tuesday by Bovada.

Mitrione  opened asa 9/4 favorite to run the table in the tournament to decide Bellator’s next heavyweight champion. The Longtime contender is followed closely by Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (14/5) and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir (4/1).

The biggest underdogs of the field are two of the more popular fighters, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (16/1) and Chael Sonnen (14/1), two former light heavyweights who will open the tournament in a quarterfinal matchup on January 20th at Bellator 192.

Updated odds for the Bellator heavyweight tournament and its opening round matchups can be seen below.

Odds to win Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix

Matt Mitrione — 9/4
Ryan Bader — 14/5
Frank Mir — 4/1
Fedor Emelianenko — 6/1
Roy Nelson — 6/1
Any Alternate Fighter — 6/1
Muhammed Lawal — 11/1
Chael Sonnen — 14/1
Quinton Jackson — 16/1

Quinton Jackson vs. Chael Sonnen — Jan. 20
Quinton Jackson: -155 (20/31)
Chael Sonnen: +125 (5/4)

Frank Mir vs. Fedor Emelianenko — April
Frank Mir: -190 (10/19)
Fedor Emelianenko: +155 (31/20)

Matt Mitrione vs. Roy Nelson — Feb. 16
Matt Mitrione: -175 (4/7))
Roy Nelson: +145 (29/20)

Ryan Bader vs. Muhammed Lawal — May
Ryan Bader: -260 (5/13)
Muhammed Lawal: +200 (2/1)

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