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Bellator 298 Betting Preview: Jairo Pacheco vs. Vladimir Tokov

August 11, 2023

Bellator 298 is set to feature thrilling fights that present ideal betting chances. Keep an eye on the prelims, because among those opportunities is a lightweight bout between Vladimir Tokov and Jairo Pacheco.

  • 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

Jairo Pacheco Betting Preview

Pacheco just suffered his first career defeat, which was a unanimous decision against Killys Mota back in November of last year. This snapped his winning seven fight streak that dated back to 2018.

His fighting resume shows that seven of his victories consist of two knockouts, two submissions, and three decisions. Two of his seven wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss is by decision.

"Mumuzinho” came up short in his debut in Bellator, which was the recent loss to Mota. He has an opportunity to get back on track, but against another established fighter.

He also looked well on his debut with the Legacy Fighting Alliance a few fights back, but this is arguably just his second battle where he has been tested. According to Brazil rankings for fighters, he is the 37th best professional lightweight from there.

Vladimir Tokov Betting Preview

Tokov has gone 2-2 in his last four battles and needs to find some consistency. His most recent battle was a first round knockout victory against Lance Gibson Jr. back in March of this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has eight wins that consist of two knockouts, two submissions, and four decisions. Three of his eight wins have resulted in a first round finish and both of his losses have come by decision.

“Vova” has had a solid 4-2 record so far in Bellator, but needs to improve form here on out. This is a great chance for him to extend his winning streak and earn some reputation for being a consistent competitor.

Tokov is currently ranked as the 143rd best professional lightweight in the world. With a victory here, this would definitely give his rankings a boost and give him some confidence in his fight after.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie reveals that Vladimir Tokov is a moderate favorite to win this showdown. You can maximize your betting opportunity if you choose to add Tokov to a parlay on the night with other fights, assuming you choose him to win.

  • Jairo Pacheco: +215

  • Vladimir Tokov: -280

  • *odds are subject to changes

Pacheco has not really faced enough strong competitors to warrant a wager on him, as well his debut in Bellator was a little lacking. Tokov has shown solid results and will likely be able to pull out a victory here.

Final Pick: Take Vladimir Tokov to Win at -280