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Bellator 298 Betting Preview: Steve Mowry vs. Valentin Moldavsky

August 11, 2023


The upcoming Bellator 298 event's main card presents a lineup of thrilling fights that hold significant potential for betting enthusiasts. Among these matchups, do not miss the heavyweight co-main event featuring Steve Mowry and Valentin Moldavsky for your next betting opportunity.


  • 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

Steve Mowry Betting Preview

Mowry is currently undefeated through 10 professional battles and is aiming for another. His most recent battles were a draw against Ali Isaev back in February of this year and a no contest against Moldavsky prior to that fight (accidental eye poke).

His fighting resume shows that 10 of his victories consist of four knockouts and six submissions. Seven of his 10 wins have resulted in a first round finish.

"Tall” has established himself as a threat no matter where he competes. So far, his fighting skills have been present in Bellator (6-0-1-1) and in Titan Fight Club (4-0).

He has quickly risen to being respected inside the octagon with his quality wins and exciting finishes. He is currently ranked as the 60th best heavyweight fighter in the world.

Valentin Moldavsky Betting Preview

Moldavsky is currently on a two fight skid coming into this battle. His most recent defeat was a first round knockout against Linton Vassell back in March earlier this year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 11 wins that consist of one knockout, three submissions, and seven decisions. Three of his 11 wins have resulted in a first round finish and two of his three losses have come by decision.

He has quality experience throughout a few different fighting leagues in his career. These include a 6-2-0-1 record in Bellator and 3-1 in Rizin, with most of these being tough battles.

He is currently ranked as the 29th best heavyweight fighter in the world. This will be another tough test, but he has the experience to handle this situation.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that Valentin Moldavsky is a moderate favorite to win this bout. Moldavsky makes a lot of sense for a bet, but you should consider adding him to a parlay with other fights to maximize your bankroll on the night.


  • Steve Mowry: +170

  • Valentin Moldavsky: -230

  • *odds are subject to changes

Mowry has done well to get where he is today, but he needs to continue to push forward. This will be his toughest battle to date and he must succeed in order to continue climbing the rankings.

Moldavsky on the other hand will have an interesting battle, as Mowry is taller by seven inches and has a four inch wingspan difference too. Look for Moldavsky to get the decision.

Final Pick: Take Valentin Moldavsky to Win at -230