Bellator 265: Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov full card betting odds.
Bellator 265 goes down from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota this Friday on Showtime. The event is headlined by a battle of two MMA legends as No. 3 ranked Bellator heavyweight Cheick Kongo, as he takes on Russian MMA veteran Sergei Kharitonov.
Kongo comes in at 46 years old, with a 30-11-2 record. The France-born heavyweight holds a 7-1-1 record in his last nine Bellator appearances, with five of his last seven wins coming by way of decision.
He takes on the 41-year-old Russian Kharitonov, who is a combat sports journeyman by every sense of the word. Kharitonov has competed in high-level MMA, kickboxing, as well as professional boxing throughout his 21-year fighting career. The Russian holds a 2-0 professional boxing record, having fought twice over the past two years.
Kharitonov holds a 32-8 MMA record, and is 8-1-2 across multiple promotions since 2017, with his most prominent wins coming between Bellator and M-1 Global.
Kharitonov comes in as the slight betting favorite in the main event of Bellator 265, with the Russian lined at sportsbooks such as Wynnbet at odds of -125.
The biggest favorite on the Bellator 265 card is Sanford MMA product Logan Storley (11-1), who comes in as the -3000 favorite against Dante Schiro.
The co-main event for Bellator 265 was to feature Jay Jay Wilson taking on Adam Borics, but was scrapped from the event due to Wilson missing weight.
The odds for the Bellator 265 card are as follows.
Bellator 265: Cheick Kongo vs. Sergei Kharitonov betting oddsMain Card (9 p.m. ET, Showtime)
Sergei Kharitonov (-125) vs. Cheick Kongo (-105)
Logan Storley (-3000) vs. Dante Schiro (+1300)
Billy Swanson (N/A) vs. Marcelo Golm (N/A)
Keith Lee (+130) vs. Jornel Lugo (-175)
Preliminary Card (6 p.m. ET, YouTube)
Taylor Johnson (-240) vs. Fabio Aguiar (+210)
Mike Hamel (+140) vs. Bryce Logan (-190)
Archie Colgan (-1500) vs. Ben Simons (+700)
Duane Johnson (-450) vs. Deven Fisher (+325)
Bailey Schoenfelder (N/A) vs. Kory Moegenburg (N/A)
Bellator 265 takes place on Aug. 20, 2021, live from the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, SD. Follow along with FanSided for all your live news and highlights.