Bellator MMA is coming to Belfast, Northern Ireland on Friday, March 22, 2024, with an event titled Bellator 302: Anderson vs. Moore a.k.a. Bellator Champions Series Belfast.

The Bellator Light Heavyweight Championship fight between Corey Anderson (17-6-1) and Karl Moore (12-2) headlines this event, and we’re now going to analyze it, sharing our top picks and predictions along the way.

Before Betting on Corey Anderson vs. Karl Moore

Vadim Nemkov left the Bellator Lightweight Championship belt vacated after deciding to move to the heavyweight division. As a result, the promotion is looking for a new champ. Who will it be – Corey Anderson or Karl Moore?

The Bellator 302 odds suggest Anderson is way more likely to do it. The reason? Well, there are several, starting with the fact that he’s a former UFC fighter who won The Ultimate Fighter 19 Tournament in 2014.

After wrapping up his UFC story, he moved to Bellator MMA, where he’s 4-1-1. His only loss in Bellator, as well as the no-contest, happened in fights with Vadim Nemkov, in which the Light Heavyweight title was at stake.

Now, he’s fighting for the title again, but this time, his opponent is Karl Moore. The Northern Irish fighter is a former Cage Warriors Light Heavyweight champion whose only KO loss happened when he challenged for the CW Heavyweight title.

Moore has only one more loss in his portfolio, which happened by submission. The defeat in question happened to Scottish grappling expert Paul Craig at BAMMA 22 in 2015.

Corey Anderson vs. Karl Moore Offshore Odds & Pick

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The Bellator 302 odds are heavily in favor of Anderson and there’s a reason for that. He’s a much, much better fighter than his next opponent. In fact, the only real advantage Moore has in this fight is that he’s fighting on his turf. However, we honestly doubt it will help him win the title.

Pick: Corey Anderson (-400)