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We have something magical to look forward to on Friday, with the standoff between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello sure to produce fireworks and then some. Let's get into it.
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Raufeon Stots vs Danny Sabatello Prediction, Pick, Odds: Who Will Dominate in Bellator 289?

We have something magical to look forward to on Friday, with the standoff between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello sure to produce fireworks and then some. Let's get into it.

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Bellator 289 Start Time, Where To Watch, and Odds

  • When: Friday, December 9, 2022
  • Time: 9:00 PM EDT/6:00 p.m. PDT
  • Where: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
  • Where to Watch: Showtime

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Raufeon Stots (C) vs. Danny Sabatello Prediction

Before we get into the nitty-gritty of the UFC hysteria come this weekend we have something magical to look forward to on Friday, with the Mexican standoff between Rafeon Stots and Danny Sabatello sure to produce fireworks and then some. Both competitors of the Bellator main event are perfect during their time with the promotion, accumulating a 6-0 and 3-0 record respectively. While facing arguably the better class of competition and more of it with nearly double the fights, Stots looks to use his experience and insane fight camp resilience to prevail over the MAGA-loving gremlin in Sabatello. 

Besides having a cheap spray-on tan and tacky bleached hairdo, Sabatello is a grappling prodigy in the same realm as a Colby Covington and that's about it. Don't get me wrong, victories over Leandro Higo and Brett Johns are nothing to scoff at, but it is not 2017 anymore at the end of the day. Currently, I would rather go with the side that has dominating performances over the likes of Juan Archuleta and Magomed Magomedov when it's all said and done. Now, who emerges the winner and learner in this spot?  The way I see this fight playing out is fairly binary.  Either Rafeon puts on an absolute mixed martial arts clinic and converges his standup with takedown entries like it's an absolute work of art, or he wilters under the pressure of Sabatello and never truly gets going. 

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Raufeon Stots (C) vs. Danny Sabatello Pick

Ultimately I'm going to side with the Roufusport Alum in Raufeon to get one over the Donald Trump of the Division, Mr. Danny Sabatello. The fact of the matter is we have never seen Sabatello go into truly deep waters, with his first foray into the Bellator championship rounds almost ending in complete disaster due to the lack of pacing over his own cardio/energy reserves. If he blows his load too early again over somebody like the champ Stots, not only is it game over but good riddance to his soul and consciousness. Give me Raufeon Stots to break Danny Sabatello ala Ivan Drago style, battering the small Italian from Round 3 onward, securing a dominant unanimous decision or hellacious fifth-round finish outright.

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