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Bellator 298 Betting Preview: Islam Mamedov vs. Sidney Outlaw

August 11, 2023

Bellator 298 is gearing up for an array of captivating fights that offer optimal betting prospects. Pay close attention to the opening bout on the main card, as it includes a lightweight matchup between Sidney Outlaw and Islam Mamedov, adding to the array of possibilities for bettors to consider.

  • Location: Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

  • Date: Friday August 11, 2023

  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 6:30 PM ET

  • Watch on: Showtime

Sidney Outlaw Betting Preview

Outlaw has gone 2-2 in his last four fights, so some consistency would be nice here. His most recent battle was a first round, 27 second, knockout defeat against Tofiq Musayev back in July of last year.

His fighting resume shows that 16 of his victories consist of one knockout, eight submissions, and seven decisions. Four of his 16 wins have resulted in a first round finish and three of his five losses have come by decision.

"Da Gun” has bounced around various fighting organizations over the years. Most notably, he has gone 4-2 in Bellator, 0-1 in World Series of Fighting, and 1-0 in Dana White’s Contender Series.

Outlaw has battled against steady competition throughout most of his career, but this battle is arguably one of the toughest. He is also ranked as the 79th best lightweight fighter in the word.

Islam Mamedov Betting Preview

Mamedov is currently on a two fight winning streak heading into this event. His most recent success was a unanimous decision against Nick Browne back in October last year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 22 wins that consist of four knockouts, 10 submissions, and eight decisions. 10 of his 22 wins have resulted in a first round finish and he has one loss each by knockout and decision.

He has quality experience just about everywhere you look on his resume. These include going 4-0-1 in the PFL, 4-0 in the World Series of Fighting, and 2-1 currently in Bellator.

Mamedov will have another quality test here, which is arguably better than some other fights he has won on his resume. He is also ranked as the 65th best professional lightweight fighter in the world.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie reveals that Islam Mamedov is a moderate favorite to win this battle. You may want to add Mamedov to a parlay if you expect him to win, as it will give your odds a boost with other fights included.

  • Sidney Outlaw: +200

  • Islam Mamedov: -250

  • *odds are subject to changes

Outlaw has looked good on paper for quite a while, but has struggled in recent battles. This is not the time to be coming into a fight with your head down, especially against a dangerous opponent. Look for Mamedov to keep this fight on the ground.

Final Pick: Take Islam Mamedov to Win at -250