The co-main event of Bellator 258 is headlining the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix Tournament Quarter-Final fight between Anthony Johnson and Jose Augusto. Here is the Anthony Johnson vs Jose Augusto Preview and Prediction.
Bellator 258: Anthony Johnson vs Jose Augusto Preview and Prediction
The former UFC Light Heavyweight top-tier fighter Anthony Johnson is making his Bellator debut in this fight at Bellator 258. This fight was originally scheduled between Johnson and Yoel Romero but due to not clearing the medical examinations Romero was out of the Light Heavyweight Grand Prix.
Johnson made an impact in the UFC Light Heavyweight division and he fought two times for the title against Daniel Cormier but faced losses in both title attempts. After facing multiple injuries and staying inactive in UFC for a long period of time he has been cut from the promotion.
Afterward, Anthony Johnson joined hands with Bellator and now he is all set to make his promotional debut.
Jose Augusto is stepping into this fight on short notice after Yoel Romero was ruled out of this fight. He is the teammate of Bellator’s two-division champion Patricio Freire. He made his Bellator debut against Jonathan Wilson at Bellator 255 and secured a submission victory.
This is going to be his second appearance and he will get tested against Johnson on a short notice fight. This was the Anthony Johnson vs Jose Augusto Preview.
Bellator 258: Anthony Johnson vs Jose Augusto Prediction
Anthony Johnson is the heavy betting favorite entering into this fight with betting odds of +450 in his favor against Jose Augusto who is an underdog with betting odds of -375 in his favor.
This fight will test the skills of the promising Light Heavyweight contender against Anthony Rumble Johnson.
Predicted Result: Anthony Johnson def Jose Augusto