Bellator 232 Free Picks, Facts and Previews for Main Fights
Bellator 232, on October 26, 2019, is the second of back-to-back Bellator events live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
It will broadcast on DAZN and features the highly-anticipated welterweight championship rematch between Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima.
Here are the Bellator 232 odds per Bodog updated on October 26, 2019. Fight winner is highlighted below in red along with their method of victory.
|1.625||Unanimous Decision||2.30||Rory MacDonald|
|1.154||Submission R1 3:40||5.25||
|Paul Daley||1.25||KO/TKO R2 1:30||4.00||
Robin Van Roosmalen
|1.182||Cancelled VISA Issue||4.75||
The main card has four big fights with the preliminary undercard stacking seven exciting battles. Let's look at the bouts more closely as Fight Night approaches.
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) October 18, 2019
- 01Bellator 232 - All fights
- 02Bellator 232 - Rory MacDonald vs Douglas Lima II
- 03Bellator 232 - Paul Daley vs Sabah Homasi
- 04Bellator 232 - Vitaly Minakov vs Javy Ayala
- 05Bellator 232 - Nick Newell vs Manny Muro
- 06Where to watch Bellator 232 fights?
Bellator 232 - All fights
Let's have a look at all fights scheduled for Bellator 232.
- Welterweight Championship: Rory MacDonald (C) vs. Douglas Lima
- Welterweight: Paul Daley vs. Sabah Homasi
- Heavyweight: Vitaly Minakov vs. Javy Ayala
- Lightweight: Nick Newell vs. Manny Muro
- Lightweight: Marcus Surin vs. Devin Powell
- Flyweight: Zarrukh Adashev vs. Tevin Dyce
- Featherweight: Robin van Roosmalen vs. Cris Lencioni
- Welterweight: Tom Connolly vs. Ryan Evans
- Lightweight: Lance Gibson vs. Dominic Jones
- Bantamweight: John Douma vs. Jornel Lugo
- Flyweight: Jonathan Lopez vs. Daniel Cormier
Bellator 232 - Rory MacDonald vs Douglas Lima II
Bellator: MacDonald vs Lima II will be 2019's hottest rematch as welterweight stars and pound-for-pound greats MacDonald and Lima go at again for five rounds.
MacDonald (2.55) took home a narrow decision victory last time they met, but Lima (1.53) is favoured this time around.
When they last fought, MacDonald used his wrestling to win the fifth and final round. But he looked much worse than Lima did. Since then, MacDonald hasn't looked as primal and has even contemplated retirement.
— Kyle Johnson (@VonPreux) May 12, 2019
On the flipside, Lima finished Andrey Koreshkov again and became the first man to beat and knock out Michael "Venom" Page.
If momentum indicates anything, Lima should beat MacDonald. He came close the first time and he'll finish the job this time. Don't expect a decision. Lima should knock MacDonald out within four rounds.
Bellator 232 - Paul Daley vs Sabah Homasi
Daley vs Homasi is a banger of a co-main event. We get two of the division's premier brawlers who both have a penchant for the knockout. Daley is by far more skilled and experienced.
He should be a significant favourite here. Although Homasi can pull a "Rocky" with the power in his fists.
Daley has more knockouts (30) than Homasi has fights (21). He has also faced upper-tier competition in both the UFC and Bellator. He rarely loses against fellow strikers unless they are championship caliber.
— Bellator Europe (@Bellator_Europe) October 16, 2019
Homasi exited the UFC with a brutal 0-3 record, being knocked out each time. Still, Homasi rebounded with two consecutive wins including a 17-second KO in his Bellator debut.
As much as Homasi can crack, he is no match for Daley in this spot although he'll have the proverbial "puncher's chance". Bank on Daley to make quick work of him within two rounds.
Bellator 232 - Vitaly Minakov vs Javy Ayala
Former Bellator heavyweight champion Vitaly Minakov gets to duke it out with big boy Javy Ayala. Minakov returned to Bellator earlier this year and suffered his first loss in a rematch with Cheick Kongo. Other than this, he's finished 20 of his 22 opponents.
Ayala is a journeyman who has a 6-4 Bellator record but has knocked out the likes of Sergei Kharitonov and Frank Mir. With a "kill or be killed" mentality, his fights usually end in a finish.
22-1, 91% finish rate, Vitaly Minakov is a dangerous man. He takes on Javy Ayala next Friday in day one of our double header weekend! #Bellator231 & #Bellator232 go down next Friday & Saturday at @MoheganSun! Tickets available at: https://t.co/yUjX7QIuT4 pic.twitter.com/Vo0vYVAqZP
— Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) October 15, 2019
Minakov should be heavily favoured here. Barring a flash knockout from Ayala, not entirely impossible, Minakov should take him to school. Expect the Russian to capitalize on the reckless Ayala and finish him within a round.
Bellator 232 - Nick Newell vs Manny Muro
Bellator is the perfect home for Nick Newell, who is getting a showcase fight against Manny Muro. Newell, came out of retirement in 2018 and won three of his four fights (all via submission). Muro, on the other hand, has lost three of his last four.
There is no disguising what this fight is: a squash fight for Newell. The one-armed sensation won 11 of his 16 victories via submission. He has a strong wrestling background and will usually defeat fighters who are prone to grappling.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) August 25, 2019
As for Manny Muro, there's not much to say about him. He's only fought low-level competition and doesn't excel at any category. Newell should submit him fairly easily.
Where to watch Bellator 232 fights?
Bellator 26 October will be on DAZN, a streaming service who have the exclusive rights on where to watch Bellator 232 fights. Where you watch UFC is a bit different from where you watch Bellator.
Bellator airs mostly on DAZN or the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV). Rarely, Bellator has a pay-per-view you can buy from your local cable subscription. But lately, Bellator has divided its events into either Paramount or DAZN with the latter taking the more prestigious affairs.
The promotion has held events in Canada regularly in the past. Bellator President Scott Coker has mentioned bringing more events to Canada. With Canadian fighters like Rory MacDonald and Julia Budd, both champions, Bellator will be live in Canada sooner than later.
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