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Bellator 278: Velasquez vs. Carmouche

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03.08.2022 | 2:27 PM ET

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Bellator 278
  • Friday 04.22.2022 at 09:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: Showtime
  • Promotion: Bellator MMA
  • Ownership: Bellator Sport Worldwide, LLC
  • Venue: Neal S. Blaisdell Center
  • Location: Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
  • Enclosure: Cage
  • TV Announcers: Mauro Ranallo, John McCarthy
  • Ring Announcer: Michael C. Williams
  • Post-Fight Interviews: John McCarthy
  • MMA Bouts: 8
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Bout   Info
Liz Carmouche   defeats   Juliana Velasquez   via KO/TKO, Elbows From Crucifix   4:47 Round 4 of 5, 19:47 Total Bout Page
Enrique Barzola   defeats   Nikita Mikhailov   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Danny Sabatello   defeats   Jornel Lugo   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Grant Neal   defeats   Christian Edwards   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Manny Muro   defeats   Nate Andrews   via Decision, Split   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Weber Almeida   defeats   Fabricio Franco   via KO/TKO, Leg Kick   3:01 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Dante Schiro   defeats   Scotty Hao   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   1:03 Round 3 of 3, 11:03 Total Bout Page
Blake Perry   defeats   Makoa Cooper   via Submission, Anaconda Choke   4:14 Round 2 of 3, 9:14 Total Bout Page

Responses

2022.03.08 10:12 PM ET

event start time updated

From Friday, April 22 at 7:00pm ET to Friday, April 22 at 6:00pm ET
2022.03.09 1:17 PM ET

event start time updated

From Friday, April 22 at 6:00pm ET to Friday, April 22 at 7:30pm ET
2022.03.19 12:01 AM ET

bout announced

Cee Jay Hamilton vs. Jared Scoggins at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2022.03.20 5:03 PM ET

bout announced

Enrique Barzola vs. Josh Hill at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2022.03.22 12:19 PM ET

bout announced

Juliana Velasquez vs. Liz Carmouche at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
2022.03.24 1:29 PM ET

bout announced

Jornel Lugo vs. Danny Sabatello at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2022.03.24 10:06 PM ET

bout announced

Christian Edwards vs. Grant Neal at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
2022.03.24 10:07 PM ET

event start time updated

From Friday, April 22 at 7:30pm ET to Friday, April 22 at 8:00pm ET
2022.03.24 10:07 PM ET

bout announced

Manny Muro vs. Nate Andrews II at 160 lbs (72.6 kg)
2022.03.24 10:07 PM ET

bout announced

Weber Almeida vs. Fabricio Franco at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
2022.03.24 10:08 PM ET

bout announced

Makoa Cooper vs. Blake Perry at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
2022.03.28 6:54 PM ET

bout status update

Hamilton vs. Scoggins Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2022.03.28 6:55 PM ET

bout announced

Erik Perez vs. Cee Jay Hamilton at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
2022.04.07 11:53 AM ET

bout status update

Barzola vs. Hill Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2022.04.07 10:40 PM ET

bout announced

Zach Zane vs. Tofiq Musayev at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
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04.11.2022 | 3:20 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 161st

Nikita mikhailov stepping in for josh hill

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2022.04.11 3:22 PM ET

bout announced

Enrique Barzola vs. Nikita Mikhailov at 140 lbs (63.5 kg)
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04.12.2022 | 9:09 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 2 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 525th

Barzola vs. Mikhailov
Nikita Mikhailov
Good fight

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04.17.2022 | 4:19 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 415 Points   |   Tied for 51st

Zane vs. Musayev
Tofiq Musayev, TKO, R1
mismatch

2022.04.18 10:45 AM ET

bout announced

Dante Schiro vs. Scotty Hao at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
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04.18.2022 | 10:56 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 2 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 433rd

Zane vs. Musayev
Tofiq Musayev, DEC
wow, really bellator. couldve gave zane a winnable fight

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04.18.2022 | 7:19 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 1 of 2 Winners, 1 Perfect, 75 Points   |   Tied for 984th

Zane vs. Musayev
Tofiq Musayev, TKO, R1
Zane seems to be a day older than musayev lol

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04.18.2022 | 8:14 PM ET

Predictions: 3 of 8 Winners, 2 Perfect, 200 Points   |   Tied for 799th

The Tofiq fight makes absolutely no sense. Guy has a win over their champion, why not put him against one of the best guys in the division?
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04.18.2022 | 8:15 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 161st

Because Bellator 

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04.19.2022 | 8:01 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 8 Winners, 2 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 744th

I think they threw him in at the last minute, they announced his fight two weeks ago if memory serves.
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04.19.2022 | 11:36 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 161st

Velasquez vs. Carmouche
Liz Carmouche, DEC
I think carmouche is pretty underrated. She had some good wins in the ufc and has been running through her Bellator comp thus far. Velasquez is good but she shouldn’t even be champ rn imo, as I thought she lost to kielholtz

Barzola vs. Mikhailov
Nikita Mikhailov, DEC
I can’t believe the respect barzola is getting. This guy was sub par in the ufc at best. Mikhailov is hella underrated imo; not many holes in his game and I was happy to get him at plus money.

Lugo vs. Sabatello
Danny Sabatello, DEC
Sabatello reminds me of a squeaker from COD. His fighting style is as interesting as watching paint dry too. That being said, he’s incredibly skilled; a win over Brett johns is impressive regardless. Lugo is good but I think he should have been built up more before being thrown into this tourney.

Edwards vs. Neal
Grant Neal, DEC
I can’t figure out who wins this and it’s pissing me off. Good matchmaking for once Bellator

Muro vs. Andrews
Nate Andrews, SUB, R2
Rematch from the regional scene

Zane vs. Musayev
Tofiq Musayev, TKO, R1
Lol cmon Bellator, do better than this.

Perez vs. Hamilton
Erik Perez, DEC
Hamilton is better than his record would show. Perez isn’t a world beater so cee jay could make it competitive but I still don’t see him winning

Cooper vs. Perry
Makoa Cooper, TKO, R1
Perry hasn’t woken up from when he fought coopers other brother

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04.19.2022 | 1:15 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 161st

Zane pulled out. No replacement for Tofiq 😔

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04.19.2022 | 10:57 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 1 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 617th

It's honestly not too bad of a card for Bellator but now with the cancelation only having 9 fights. 
If they stacked this card up a little more it would've been pretty crazy still will be a good watch.

Will be a good weekend with the PFL, Bellator and UFC

* Edited at 04.19.2022, 10:58 PM ET *

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2022.04.21 12:55 AM ET

bout status update

Zane vs. Musayev Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2022.04.21 12:56 AM ET

bout status update

Perez vs. Hamilton Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
2022.04.21 12:57 AM ET

event start time updated

From Friday, April 22 at 8:00pm ET to Friday, April 22 at 9:00pm ET
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04.21.2022 | 3:55 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 55th

Make that 8 fights. Does Bellator not have any fighters on stand by? 
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04.21.2022 | 2:13 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 8 Winners, 0 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 905th

Velasquez vs. Carmouche
Juliana Velasquez, DEC
I think Velasquez is a little faster, but Carmouche might have a strength advantage and be able to bully her. I wouldn't be surprised to see Liz take a decision.

Edwards vs. Neal
Grant Neal, TKO, R1
Now we find out who is the better of the lesser brothers

Cooper vs. Perry
Makoa Cooper, TKO, R1
Perry was already KO'd in 9 seconds by Cooper's brother, who has a 9 second KO win of his own.

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04.21.2022 | 3:47 PM ET

Bellator 278: Velasquez vs. Carmouche | Full Card Fight Predictions in 3 Minutes

Predictions: 6 of 8 Winners, 4 Perfect, 440 Points   |   Tied for 23rd with 1 other



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2022.04.21 9:16 PM ET

weigh-in result

Makoa Cooper: 169.0 lbs (76.7 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:16 PM ET

weigh-in result

Blake Perry: 169.8 lbs (77.0 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:16 PM ET

weigh-in result

Dante Schiro: 170.6 lbs (77.4 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:16 PM ET

weigh-in result

Scotty Hao: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Weber Almeida: 145.2 lbs (65.9 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Fabricio Franco: 145.6 lbs (66.0 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Manny Muro: 160.0 lbs (72.6 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Nate Andrews: 159.2 lbs (72.2 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Christian Edwards: 204.4 lbs (92.7 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Grant Neal: 204.2 lbs (92.6 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Jornel Lugo: 134.8 lbs (61.1 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Danny Sabatello: 134.6 lbs (61.1 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Enrique Barzola: 139.6 lbs (63.3 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:17 PM ET

weigh-in result

Nikita Mikhailov: 139.4 lbs (63.2 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:18 PM ET

weigh-in result

Juliana Velasquez: 124.8 lbs (56.6 kgs)
2022.04.21 9:18 PM ET

weigh-in result

Liz Carmouche: 125.0 lbs (56.7 kgs)
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04.21.2022 | 9:35 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 1 Perfect, 250 Points   |   Tied for 617th

https://www.instagram.com/reel/CcoTOqNjsUK/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=


Hahahah Sabatello telling Lugo after face offs "you want it 2nd round or 3rd round?" Then precedes to tell Lugo he sucks. 🤣🤣😭

* Edited at 04.21.2022, 9:36 PM ET *

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04.22.2022 | 8:02 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 325 Points   |   Tied for 242nd

He looks like a clown, but I like how he is hyping up the fight. 

* Edited at 04.22.2022, 8:04 AM ET *

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04.22.2022 | 9:24 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 350 Points   |   Tied for 161st

Sabatello is very skilled but is more boring to watch than belal. I saw him live once and his performance actually put my brother to sleep. Literally. We were sitting in the stands and he feel asleep in the middle of the fight 

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04.22.2022 | 9:39 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 8 Winners, 3 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 55th

Barzola vs. Mikhailov
Enrique Barzola, DEC
NYET ...Soviet ,,,

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04.22.2022 | 10:17 AM ET

Predictions: 4 of 8 Winners, 1 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 726th

Sabatello reminds me of Jon Fitch lol 

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04.22.2022 | 11:03 AM ET

Predictions: 3 of 8 Winners, 2 Perfect, 225 Points   |   Tied for 744th

Aside from my bets on Lugo, Edwards and the over in Schiro/Hao, I've got a parlay of over/unders going on:

Schiro/Hao o1.5
Andrews/Muro u2.5
Edwards/Neal o1.5

+771 combined. Feel like all of them make sense - Hao has only been stopped once and Schiro is a wrestler, Andrews has finished all but one of his wins (and already finished Muro before!) and Manny has been stopped in his last 5 losses I believe, and, unless Edwards uncorks a head kick, him and Neal should hit the scorecards.


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