Marcelo Golm vs Daniel James Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Bellator 293 (Expect a KO Finish in Heavyweight Fight)

Marcelo Golm vs Daniel James Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Bellator 293 (Expect a KO Finish in Heavyweight Fight)


Golm vs James Fight Info, Date & Time

Bellator 293 — Main Event Heavyweight Bout
Marcelo Golm (10-3, 7 KOs) vs. Daniel James (14-6-1, 10 KOs)
Date: Friday, March 31, 2023
Fight Time: This will be on the main card, which begins at 10 p.m. ET.
Venue: Pechanga Resort Casino — Temecula, California
Coverage: Showtime

Golm vs James Odds & Prop Bets

All Bellator 293 odds, lines and prop bets are available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
- Marcelo Golm: (-144)
- Daniel James: (+118)

Method of Victory:
- Golm by KO/TKO: (+340)
- Golm by Points: (+340)
- Golm by Submission: (+420)
- James by KO/TKO: (+220)
- James by Points: (+600)
- James by Submission: (+1400)

Golm is the slim favorite over James in this exciting clash. Golm's -144 moneyline odds carry an implied win probability of 59.0%. His most likely method of victory is to win by either points or KO/TKO at +340 odds.

Golm vs James Prediction

Both fighters have a lot to prove in tonight's match. Marcelo Golm looks to crack the heavyweight division's top five after finishing each of his last four opponents (two by TKO, two by submission). Meanwhile, Daniel James has knocked out each of his last four foes, hoping it gives him enough momentum to succeed in his second Bellator fight.

In what should be a hard-hitting matchup, I see Golm prevailing. It won't be easy due to James' finishing ability, but it's important to remember that Golm owns a 9-0 record outside of the UFC. He also has the grappling and submission advantages, meaning he'll be in a good spot if he can wrestle James to the ground.

I expect James to get some good shots in, but Golm's non-UFC success is too impressive to ignore. Look for the Brazilian heavyweight to win his fifth straight fight.

Winner: Marcelo Golm

Golm vs James Best Bet

Even though Golm winning is my prediction, there's a good chance that James could pull off the upset. Both men are heavy hitters who possess impressive knockout abilities. A perfectly placed strike is all it could take to end this bout. Keeping that in mind, let's take a neutral approach and bet on this fight ending by KO/TKO, regardless of the victor.

Bet: Fight to End by KO/TKO (-110)

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