Odds are out for Bellator's heavyweight grand prix final, and there's a massive favorite

Former PRIDE heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko may be one of the greatest fighters of all time, but oddsmakers don’t like his chances to become Bellator’s title holder.

Bovada.lv has installed current Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader as a -450 favorite, indicating approximately an 82 percent probability of victory in his upcoming Bellator heavyweight grand prix final with “The Last Emperor.” Meanwhile, Emelianenko comes back as a +325 underdog.

The odds mean that a winning bet of $100 on Bader would return the gambler $122.20, while the same $100 on Emelianenko would net $425.

Emelianenko (38-5 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) and Bader (26-5 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) recently punched their tickets to the grand prix final on consecutive nights, with Bader downing Matt Mitrione in a semifinal matchup at Bellator 207 and Emelianenko stopping Chael Sonnen the following night at Bellator 208.

The two will compete for the grand prix title, as well as Bellator’s vacant heavyweight belt, on Jan. 26 at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. The show, which has yet to be numbered, will air live on Paramount and stream on DAZN.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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