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Bellator 285: Benson Henderson vs Peter Queally Betting Analysis & Predictions

Bellator 285 is coming to Ireland on September 23 with a whole stacked card of Irish fighters and great matchups. The main event is a top 5 lightweight bout between the legendary Benson Henderson (29-11) and Ireland’s own Peter Queally (13-6-1).

Last Fight Record

Benson Henderson is coming off a huge upset victory over Islam Mamedov back in January of this year. That was to put an end to a 3-fight losing skid at the age of 38 years old.

Peter Queally lost a lightweight title fight in his last bout against Patricky Pitbull via TKO. That fight took place last November.

Matchup Information

Henderson vs Queally Betting Analysis

Benson Henderson

You can’t do a Henderson vs Queally betting analysis without pointing out how much of an MMA legend Benson Henderson is. He has fought just about everyone that was on top of the lightweight division in the world in the 2010s.

Henderson is still fighting at a very high level in his late 30s and it looks like he doesn’t really want to stop. I believe a win here would put him in line for one last title shot for his legendary career. He is coming off the biggest win he has in a long time, and his confidence has to be restored.

Going into the hostile environment in Ireland and facing one of their own has to bring some extra nerves this fight week. Henderson will most likely feed off that big-fight feeling and bring on the best performance he can this weekend. Be prepared for an all-time Bellator war in the cage on Saturday night.

Peter Queally

The former lightweight title challenger is looking to keep his spot at the top of the Bellator rankings. Coming off a tough performance in a title bout, it will be interesting to see how much Queally has improved and how he will look in the cage on Saturday.

You know that Queally loves this Ireland event on the Bellator schedule and has been looking forward to this after a long training camp. He has the size advantage over Henderson and is about 5-6 years younger than him. Will he be able to overpower the experience of Henderson?

Last year was the first time that Queally has ever gotten finished, so again, be prepared for a war in the cage this weekend. What Queally lacks in skill and technique, he makes up for with toughness and heart. This sounds a lot like his opponent, Benson Henderson.

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Henderson vs Queally Betting Preview

When making a Henderson vs Queally betting analysis, you need to look at the styles of both fighters. Henderson will always be one of the most “scrappy” guys in MMA. He seems to always be coming forward and getting himself in and out of difficult positions. 

Henderson’s scrambles on the ground are unpredictable and mostly very effective. Queally is a guy that seems to be having a muay Thai-type of approach in his recent fights. He is doing a lot of shelling up with a high guard, eating shots, and then returning the favor. This is going to be tough to score on Henderson with this style of fighting.

Bellator odds have Henderson as a slight favorite at -190. These are good odds, considering their experience of Henderson and the type of performance he is just coming off from. Queally has plenty of value to bet on him in this one too. 

Look for this fight to be very close, and most likely, a prop bet that has this going the distance would be a good play. Both of these fighters aren’t known to knock people out, nor are they known to get finished on the feet or the ground.

Henderson vs Queally Betting Predictions

Bellator predictions are always very interesting. There’s usually quite a bit of rotation of new fighters coming in and out of the promotion, even getting matched up against top 10 opponents. 

After making a Henderson vs Queally betting analysis, the best bet for this bout is the Henderson Moneyline. He is going to win an early round, and then he will close out the fight on the scorecards with his wrestling in the later rounds.

You can also keep an eye on a submission from Henderson. That would be a massive way to win in Ireland and to earn a title shot again to avenge his loss against Patricky Pitbull from 2017.

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