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Bellator 259 odds, picks: MMA insider releases picks for Cyborg vs. Smith 2 and other fights for May 21 showcase

Mixed martial arts expert Ian Parker has revealed his top selections for Friday's Bellator MMA card
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Cris "Cyborg" Justino defends her featherweight title Friday night in a rematch against Leslie Smith in the main event of Bellator 259. The main card is set for 9 p.m. ET from the Mohegan Sun Arena and will be televised on Showtime. Justino is a -1,450 favorite (risk $1,450 to win $100), while Smith is priced at +850 (risk $100 to win $850) in the latest William Hill Sportsbook MMA odds for Cyborg vs. Smith 2. 

Before you make your Bellator 259 picks, make sure you see what the ultimate MMA insider, Ian Parker, has to say. 

A former fighter who's been in the industry for 15 years, Parker has managed some of the world's best, including former UFC middleweight champ Chris Weidman, Costas Philippou and Gian Villante. Parker trained alongside UFC Hall of Famer Matt Serra. Now, Parker breaks down fights and makes betting picks for the Voice of the UFC, Jon Anik.

Parker is coming off a mind-boggling 2020 season. On the Anik & Florian Podcast, Parker went an astounding 58-14, returning $9,465 to $100 bettors who followed him. He hit 11 of his 17 underdog picks and 19 of 30 main events. Overall, Parker nailed an astonishing 81 percent of his plays. 

Parker is 10-3 on Bellator picks since joining SportsLine for a profit of nearly $600. The analyst went a perfect 4-0 at Bellator 257 to give $100 bettors a profit of $400. Anyone who has followed Parker already has seen massive returns.     

For Bellator 259, we can tell you that Parker is backing Austin Vanderford (-255) to get his hand raised against Fabian Edwards (+215) in a middleweight matchup on the main card. 

Parker has also locked in his picks for Cyborg vs. Smith 2 and more. You ABSOLUTELY need to see his picks before locking in any plays for Bellator 259. 

Who wins Cyborg vs. Smith 2? And which other fighters should you back at Bellator 259? ... Join SportsLine here to see which fighters you need to be all over at Bellator 259, all from the ultimate MMA insider who returned nearly $9,500 to his followers in 2020!

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