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Bellator 300 Betting Preview: Ilara Joanne vs. Jena Bishop

October 7, 2023


Bellator 300 has stacked cards for a long night of exciting betting opportunities. One battle to check out in the prelims is a women’s flyweight bout between 10th ranked Ilara Joanne and Jena Bishop.


  • Location: Pechanga Arena in San Diego, California

  • Date: Saturday, October 07, 2023

  • Main Card: 10:00 PM ET

  • Prelims: 7:00 PM ET

  • Watch on: Showtime

Ilara Joanne Betting Preview

Joanne is aiming to get back on track, as her recent battle was a unanimous decision defeat to Bruna Ellen in Bellator 295 in April of this year. This loss snapped her previous two-fight win streak dating back to June of last year.

Her professional history showcases an impressive track record of 11 victories, including four knockout wins, three submissions, and four hard-fought decisions. What sets her apart is that an astonishing six of her triumphs were wrapped up in the very first round of action. On the flip side, out of her seven losses, judges' decisions played a role in four of them.

“Arya Stark” has moved around a few fighting leagues over the years and faced mixed competition. She has gone 1-2 in Katana Fight and is currently 3-3 in Bellator.

Joanne is currently ranked as the 67th best female flyweight in the world. In addition, she ranks as the 83rd best female pound for pound fighter in the world and has a great opportunity to improve her resume.

Jena Bishop Betting Preview

Bishop has been successful in her five professional bouts so far without a loss. Her recent win was a unanimous decision over Elina Kallionidou back at Bellator 291 in February of this year.

She has compiled five wins through two submissions and three decisions. Both of her submission victories have resulted in first round finishes.

With quality wins on her resume, she is slowly climbing in the division. However, she will need more and this one would definitely propel her career. She has gone 4-0 in the Legacy Fighting Alliance and is 1-0 in Bellator, which was her toughest fight to date.

Bishop is currently ranked as the 75th best female flyweight fighter in the world. This is a great opportunity to shine on a big stage and advance in her career.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie thrusts Jena Bishop into the limelight, crowning her as the undeniable champion in this clash. Should you contemplate her triumph, a savvy strategy would involve adding Bishop to a parlay alongside other bouts on the event's lineup, thereby optimizing your wager's potential returns.


  • Ilara Joanne: +173

  • Jena Bishop: -263

Joanne has had mixed results so far in Bellator and this could be where she drops out of the top 10 in the division. Bishop seems promising and has a good shot to win this by submission.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Jena Bishop to Win at -263