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Bellator 300 Betting Preview: Leah McCourt vs. Sara McMann

October 7, 2023

Bellator 300 boasts an action-packed lineup, promising an extended evening of thrilling betting prospects. Among the preliminaries, a must-see showdown features the fifth-ranked Leah McCourt facing off against the second-ranked Sara McMann in a women's featherweight bout.

  • 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

Leah McCourt Betting Preview

McCourt has gone 1-2 in her last three battles, so consistency is much needed here. Her most recent fight was a unanimous decision defeat against Cat Zingano at Bellator 293 in March of this year.

Her career boasts an exceptional record of seven wins, featuring one knockout, two submissions, and four decisions. Notably, she has secured two first-round finishes, while two of her three losses ended in defeat by decision.

“The Curse” has spent a majority of her career with Bellator, going 6-2 in the promotion. She has consistently battled against good fighters here, making the most out of every situation.

McCourt is currently ranked as the eighth best female featherweight in the world, as well as the 75th best female pound for pound ranking. She has a great chance to succeed in moving up the rankings once again. 

Sara McMann Betting Preview

McMann has won her last two fights and is aiming to land another. Her recent win was a unanimous decision over Arlene Blencowe at Bellator 294 in April a handful of months back.

She has been able to put together 14 wins, consisting of one knockout, five submissions, and eight decisions. Four of her victories have resulted in first round finishes and four out of six defeats have come by submission.

She had mixed results in the UFC, where she went 7-6 against golf fighters. This will be her second appearance in Bellator, where she is already 1-0 and needs to do the climbing the ladder before potentially retiring (43).

McMann currently sits at the seventh spot for world rankings in female featherweights and 49th for the best female pound for pound. This is a big opportunity to hover in the Bellator rankings and potentially get a title shot down the line.

Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie has the latest odds showing Sara McMann as a moderate favorite to win. To enhance your chances of success, a shrewd approach would be to include McMann in a parlay with other matchups from the event's roster, thus maximizing the potential gains from your bet.

  • Leah McCourt: +124

  • Sara McMann: -181

This should be a close battle and McCourt has every tool necessary to pull this off but McMann has better experience and will likely push this to a decision in her favor.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Sara McMann to Win at -181