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Bellator 298 Betting Preview: Josh Hill vs. Kasum Kasumov

August 11, 2023

Bettors should prepare to be captivated by the exhilarating prospects awaiting in the electrifying prelims of Bellator 298. Among the mix of captivating fights, a standout matchup that demands your attention is the bantamweight clash between the seasoned warrior Josh Hill and the explosive Kasum Kasumov.

  • 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

Josh Hill Betting Preview

Hill is for consistency after going 2-2 in his last four bouts. His most recent battle was a split decision against Cass Bell back in March earlier this year.

His fighting resume shows that 22 of his victories consist of five knockouts, four submissions, and 13 decisions. Four of his 22 wins have resulted in a first round finish and four out of his five losses have come by decision.

"Gentleman” has gone 4-2 in Bellator, so fans can expect to see his talents that they are accustomed to seeing. He has also been 2-2 in the World Series of Fighting, which gave him quality experience before his Bellator debut.

Hill has been a steady presence in the MMA for quite a while, making a majority of his battles go to a decision. This will arguably be another tough test for him and one that would give his career a boost.

Kasum Kasumov Betting Preview

Kasumov is aiming to extend his current four-fight win streak. His most recent success was a second round brabo choke submission against Subanbekov Syimyk back in August of last year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 13 wins that consist of three knockouts, eight submissions, and two decisions. Five of his 13 wins have resulted in a first round finish and his only loss has come by decision.

He will be making his Bellator debut after posting quality wins throughout his career. Most notably, he has gone 4-0 in the Akhmat Fight Club and established quality wins in Eagle FC and Brave CF.

Kasumov is considered to be the 44th best Russian professional bantamweight fighter. He has a great opportunity to do the climbing rankings and make a great first impression.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that Kasum Kasumov is a moderate favorite to win this battle. You could look to add Kasumov to a parlay to give your bankroll a boost with other matchups on the night.

  • Josh Hill: +187

  • Kasum Kasumov: -285

  • *odds are subject to changes

Hill has a legitimate shot here if he can remain aggressive while striking and stay off of the ground as much as possible. Kasumov will likely utilize his size to keep the fight on the ground, as he is deadly there.

Final Pick: Take Kasum Kasumov to Win at -285