Bellator 239 Handicapping Tips and Betting Pick

by Ayden Fahlstrom | February 17, 2020 |

Bellator 239 is set to feature Ed Ruth and Yaroslav Amosov for a welterweight bout. This main event will be taking place on February 21 at the WinStar World Casino and Resort Thackerville, Oklahoma. 

Ed Ruth vs Yaroslav Amosov Odds

BookMaker has the odds for this main event currently at:

  • Ruth: +111
  • Amosov: -141

*odds subject to change 

The Fighters

Ed “EZ” Ruth is currently 8-1-0. He is coming off of a two fight win streak. Of his eight wins, six are by knockout and two are by submission. He stands at 73 inches and has a reach of 78 inches. 

Yaroslav “Dynamo” Amosov is currently undefeated at 22-0-0. Of his total wins, he has 10 wins by submission and eight by knockout. He stands at 72 inches and has a reach of 76 inches. 

Fight Matchup 

Ed Ruth is excited at the opportunity to take on Yaroslav Amosov. Ruth has a background in wrestling at the collegiate level, by winning the wrestling championship in division I, three times. Amosov has dominated his opponents, especially in the ground game with his submission wins. 

You can expect this fight to be a well fought wrestling match between the two of them. If this fight does keep standing, these two definitely have the knockout power to handle each other appropriately. 

Ruth does have a slight advantage against Amosov when comparing physical attributes. He stands just a little bit taller than him and his reach also extends a little further. Ruth could handle himself nicely here at a safe distance if he needs to. 

Potential Outcome 

This fight is a main event for a reason. The two of these fighters have brought some great fights to the table for Bellator fans and MMA fans alike. You almost could flip a coin for this fight but there are a few key facts to keep in mind. 

Ruth has made an impressive start to his career through Bellator. There is no doubt that he will be able to make his way to the top of his division, assuming he continues to perform successfully and work on his weaknesses. By having an excellent ground game like he does, it will carry him a long way and potentially save him from getting hard hits to the head. 

Amosov has been regarded as one of the best fighters outside of the UFC, and even one of the best fighters in Bellator. There is no mistake of him winning 22 consecutive fights. He has a well balanced resume of winning through his ground game and his heavy striking power. 

Free Betting Pick

Amosov should be able to continue his streak to 23 wins. He will definitely have his hands full with Ruth due to his significant wrestling experience and this fight will turn into an exceptional wrestling match. 

Amosov, however, will be a little too much for Ruth and should be able to win each round, possibly losing one of them in points. 

Spooky Express Free Pick : Yaroslav Amosov Wins By Decision 

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