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Bellator MMA 239 took place Friday, February 21st from the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main card was broadcast on the DAZN streaming platform.
 
Main Card (Live on DAZN, 9:00 PM EST)
 
-Yaroslav Amosov defeated Ed Rush by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Myles Jury defeated Brandon Girtz by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Timothy Johnson defeated Tyrel fortune by knockout (punch) — Round 1, 2:35
-Valentin Moldavsky defeated Javy Ayala by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-24, 30-24)
 
Preliminary Card (Live on Bellator.com, 6:15 PM EST)
 
-Davion Franklin vs. J.W. Kiser
-Chris Gonzalez vs. Aaron McKenzie
-Adil Benjilany vs. Kevin Croom
-Cris Lencioni vs. Salim Mukhidinov
-Kyle Crutchmer vs. Scott Futrell
-Grant Neal defeated Claude Wilcox by TKO (punches) — Round 2, 3:37
-Josh Hill defeated Vinicius Zani by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
-Solo Hatley Jr. defeated Gaston Bolanos by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
-Denise Kielholtz defeated Kristina Williams by submission (rear-naked choke) — Round 1, 2:15
-Teejay Britton defeated Gabriel Varga by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
-Keith Lee defeated Shawn Bunch by unanimous decision (30-26, 29-28, 39-27)
-Christian Edwards defeated Marco Hutch by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-25)
2/21/20 7:55 AM
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Josh Hill was my neighbor growing up, so rooting for him. Might be the first Bellator prelims I ever watched, which will be streamed on YouTube this time from what I hear?

2/21/20 8:44 AM
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Dorkcount -

Josh Hill was my neighbor growing up, so rooting for him. Might be the first Bellator prelims I ever watched, which will be streamed on YouTube this time from what I hear?

That's correct. 

You can watch the prelims live on their youtube channel, scheduled to start at 6:15 Eastern time: https://www.youtube.com/user/BellatorMMA (scroll down to upcoming live streams on that page).

By the way, Tapology is showing Josh Hill's fight as the first on the prelims, but I don't know if that's accurate. Other sites are showing the fight near the middle of the prelims. No idea which is correct, but there are some other interesting fights in the prelims to watch while you wait for Josh's fight. Good luck to him.

 

2/21/20 8:59 AM
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Thats Kevin Lee's brother fighting Shawn Bunch. Bunch was a good wrestler and has been in there with some tough fighters. I've never seen Lee's brother fight, will be interesting to see if he can hang with someone like Bunch.

Fortune and Moldavsky should both win but at least they have solid opponents. One or both of them will be looking at fights with Bader and Minakov next.

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I'm interested to see Davion Franklin fight. He and Christian Edwards both received "scholarships" to train at Jackson-Wink. Basically, someone has sponsored each guy so they can train at a top gym without worrying about the cost.

Story about him here. Another Bellator prospect with a strong wrestling pedigree. He's fighting JW Kiser (former Jake Hager opponent). Franklin is a -550 favorite in this fight. Considering he has zero pro MMA experience, I wonder if it's worth a play on Kiser at +390... 

2/21/20 9:26 AM
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Favorites, according to bestfightodds.com:

  • Amosov -150
  • Jury -235
  • Fortune -690
  • Moldavsky -725
2/21/20 9:28 AM
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Tug Dabone -

I'm interested to see Davion Franklin fight. He and Christian Edwards both received "scholarships" to train at Jackson-Wink. Basically, someone has sponsored each guy so they can train at a top gym without worrying about the cost.

Story about him here. Another Bellator prospect with a strong wrestling pedigree. He's fighting JW Kiser (former Jake Hager opponent). Franklin is a -550 favorite in this fight. Considering he has zero pro MMA experience, I wonder if it's worth a play on Kiser at +390... 

Thats cool. I'll try to catch that fight now. I'd like to catch Chris Brennan's sons fight too but its hard to make time for Bellator prelims.

For a while they were putting replays up on the bellator site.

2/21/20 9:30 AM
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Favorites, according to bestfightodds.com:

  • Amosov -150
  • Jury -235
  • Fortune -690
  • Moldavsky -725

The Fortune and Moldasky odds don't shock me but I'm surprised Amosov is the favorite. I'm looking forward to Ruth Amosov as much as the Hooker and Fury fights.

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Tug Dabone -

I'm interested to see Davion Franklin fight. He and Christian Edwards both received "scholarships" to train at Jackson-Wink. Basically, someone has sponsored each guy so they can train at a top gym without worrying about the cost.

Story about him here. Another Bellator prospect with a strong wrestling pedigree. He's fighting JW Kiser (former Jake Hager opponent). Franklin is a -550 favorite in this fight. Considering he has zero pro MMA experience, I wonder if it's worth a play on Kiser at +390... 

Thats cool. I'll try to catch that fight now. I'd like to catch Chris Brennan's sons fight too but its hard to make time for Bellator prelims.

For a while they were putting replays up on the bellator site.

Check Bellator's youtube channel later if you miss it. They put the entire prelims for Bellator 238 on there: 

 

 

2/21/20 9:33 AM
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HOLY SHIT! OMG CANNOT WAIT THIS CARD IS LITTTTTTTTTTTTTT YO

2/21/20 9:38 AM
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Tug Dabone -

I'm interested to see Davion Franklin fight. He and Christian Edwards both received "scholarships" to train at Jackson-Wink. Basically, someone has sponsored each guy so they can train at a top gym without worrying about the cost.

Story about him here. Another Bellator prospect with a strong wrestling pedigree. He's fighting JW Kiser (former Jake Hager opponent). Franklin is a -550 favorite in this fight. Considering he has zero pro MMA experience, I wonder if it's worth a play on Kiser at +390... 

Thats cool. I'll try to catch that fight now. I'd like to catch Chris Brennan's sons fight too but its hard to make time for Bellator prelims.

For a while they were putting replays up on the bellator site.

Check Bellator's youtube channel later if you miss it. They put the entire prelims for Bellator 238 on there: 

 

 

Good to know, will do, thanks.

2/21/20 12:52 PM
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2/21/20 1:06 PM
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Thats Kevin Lee's brother fighting Shawn Bunch. Bunch was a good wrestler and has been in there with some tough fighters. I've never seen Lee's brother fight, will be interesting to see if he can hang with someone like Bunch.

Fortune and Moldavsky should both win but at least they have solid opponents. One or both of them will be looking at fights with Bader and Minakov next.

Lee is a +310 underdog at BetOnline (only online book I found posting odds for that fight) with Bunch a -400 favorite.

Also:

  • Franklin is a - 550 favorite.
  • Crutchmer is a - 715 favorite.
2/21/20 6:29 PM
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I have $5000 on Timothy Johnson

2/21/20 7:07 PM
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I have $5000 on Timothy Johnson

Holy hell those balls of yours must require back support at least as powerful as Dolly Parton’s bra strap. That or you know something most others don’t. 

2/21/20 7:42 PM
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I watch mma as much as the next man but sincerely

Who the fook are these guys?

2/21/20 7:58 PM
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They must have had some of these matches earlier, there are 8 prelims left an an hour before main card at 9.

2/21/20 7:59 PM
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I have $5000 on Timothy Johnson

Holy hell those balls of yours must require back support at least as powerful as Dolly Parton’s bra strap. That or you know something most others don’t. 

Lol I actually like Tim but he gets starched here in under 2.5

2/21/20 8:02 PM
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Josh Hill was my neighbor growing up, so rooting for him. Might be the first Bellator prelims I ever watched, which will be streamed on YouTube this time from what I hear?

Rooting for a fellow Canadian

2/21/20 8:20 PM
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Woot Hill!!

2/21/20 8:20 PM
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29-28 Hill.
2/21/20 8:25 PM
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Does Grant Neal have breast implants?

2/21/20 8:42 PM
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Does Grant Neal have breast implants?

A lot of decline benching 

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30-25 Moldavsky.
2/21/20 9:27 PM
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TwentyNineTwentyEight - 30-25 Moldavsky.

Most likely. Dominant win