Predictions for All Fights at Bellator 268 With Top Picks

| October 12, 2021 1:17 pm PDT

The odds for Bellator 268 are interesting. 

The fights go down this Saturday, October 16, at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona. The card is headlined by an intriguing light heavyweight scrap that will determine who reigns over the light heavyweight division for the rest of the year, at least. 

With several former UFC stars set to feature in Phoenix, betting fans will be spoiled for choice when it comes to getting in on the action.

Let’s start off with the main event and work our way through the rest of the odds and Bellator 268 predictions.

Vadim Nemkov vs. Julius Anglickas

Nemkov to Win-350
Anglickas to Win+260

The big one.

Nemkov’s odds make him the favorite to triumph on the night, but the challenger will have a chance to upset the applecart.

Anglickas (10-1) steps in to replace Anthony Johnson as the light heavyweight Grand Prix reaches the semi-final stage. He takes on Vadim Nemkov (14-2) for the strap, with Johnson dearly upset to miss out on a big chance to get his hands on gold.

Lithuania’s Anglickas is 3-0 in the promotion and 9-0 in MMA, having taken a win over Gregory Millard at Bellator earlier this year. Although his odds for Bellator 268 make him an outsider, some believe he might have the answer for the champ.

Nemkov’s win over Ryan Bader in 2020 crowned him as the king of 205, and it’s tough to see his eight-fight streak being snapped on the night. 

The Russian is solid in all departments, but his power should be the equalizer in this fight.

  • Prediction: Nemkov by KO/TKO 

Ryan Bader vs. Corey Anderson

Bader to Win+134
Anderson to Win-164

The second semi-final of the light heavyweight Grand Prix features two former UFC contenders.

As previously mentioned, Bader was beaten by Nemkov last year but will be hoping that a win over Anderson will get him closer to recapturing his title. 

Anderson’s power might be a problem, however. 

This fight will be a banger between two of America’s best light heavyweights. With so much at stake, it could come down to who shows up in better shape and with the right game plan, thus making it one of the more difficult Bellator 268 predictions to make.

Anderson does seem that little bit sharper. And at 32 to Bader’s 38, he has six years on his man. He also, perhaps, more importantly, has a six-inch advantage in reach.

That could very well make the difference.

  • Prediction: Anderson by KO/TKO 

Benson Henderson vs. Brent Primus

Henderson to WinEVENS
Primus to Win-130

If you’re hoping to make money on Bellator 268 picks, the chances are that this one will catch your eye.

The odds for Henderson vs. Primus make it almost a pick’em, with both men coming in at neck and neck on the board. 

Former UFC lightweight champion Henderson is on a four-fight losing streak that includes back-to-back losses in Bellator. He has just two wins from his last seven and looks close to being done. 

Islam Mamedov handed Primus a loss in his last fight, which snapped a two-fight streak in the promotion. He’ll know there is little to separate the pair on paper but must be confident given Henderson’s luckless run of late.

I’m taking Primus to win on the scorecards.

  • Prediction: Primus by Decision

Henry Corrales vs. Vladyslav Parubchenko

Corrales to Win-140
Parubchenko to Win+110

The last of my Bellator 268 predictions for the main card comes in the first post-prelim fight. 

Corrales vs. Parubchenko should be a good one, with both men looking set to take it to each other with their respective styles making for a potential fight of the night. 

Although Corrales is the favorite, I have a sneaky feeling that Parubchenko could grind out the win here and potentially even make his first victory under the banner a memorable one.

  • Prediction: Parubchenko by Submission

Prelims Predictions for Bellator 268

  • Albrektsson to Beat Yagshimuradov by Decision
  • Cauley to Beat Clash by KO/TKO
  • Browne to Beat Lee by Decision
  • Milliard to Beat Torres by KO/TKO
  • Inaba to Beat Field by Decision
  • Gibson Jr. to Beat Pina by Submission
  • Bates to Beat Montini by Submission
  • Berkhamov to Beat Willis by KO/TKO
  • Henderson to Beat Santiago by Decision

If you’re betting on Bellator 268, don’t skip the prelims.

There is a nice few fights to look at on the undercard portion, with a few potential sleepers for Bellator up for the taking. 

You can find Bellator 286 odds for the main card and the prelims on the top MMA sportsbooks.

Top Picks for Bellator 286

  • Nemkov to Win -350
  • Anderson to Win -164
  • Primus to Win -130

The three bets for Bellator 268 I recommend can be found above.

Whatever happens, I believe these three will come through their respective fights with the all-important victory. But none should find their opponents willing to relent without a fight. 

I’m looking forward to this card, as it’s pretty much as good as it gets for the promotion. Let’s hope it delivers.

That’s all for now. If it’s more bets for the likes of the UFC, ONE FC, and more you’re after, check out our latest picks.

Adam Haynes

Adam is a sports writer and tipster with a strong background in MMA, boxing, and combat sports.

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