Opening Odds For Bellator 293: Golm vs. James


Bellator 293: Golm vs. James takes place on Friday, March 31 at Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the event, and MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a look at the opening odds below.

Bellator 293 Odds

Marcelo Golm -175
Daniel James +145

Cat Zingano -300
Leah McCourt +240

Aaron Jeffery -250
John Salter +200

Rustam Khabilov -325
Jaleel Willis +250

Sullivan Cauley -600
Luke Trainer +425

Adam Piccolotti -150
Mandel Nallo +120

Joey Davis -700
Jeff Creighton +500

Archie Colgan -350
Justin Montalvo +275

Lucas Brennan -650
Josh San Diego +475

Vladimir Tokov -200
Lance Gibson Jr. +160

Pam Sorenson -125
Sara Collins -105

Christian Edwards -500
Rakim Cleveland +375

Nick Browne -150
Mike Hamel +120

Ashley Cummins -300
Randi Field +240

Bryce Meredith -700
Brandon Carrillo +500

Maria Henderson -325
Mackenzie Stiller +250

Here are my initial thoughts on the Opening Odds For Bellator 293:

  • The main event of Bellator 293 is a heavyweight bout between Marcelo Golm and Daniel James. Golm has won four straight fights, including two in a row under the Bellator banner. In his last fight, Golm battled back to finish Davion Franklin late in the third round. As for James, he has won four straight fights, including a TKO win over Tyrell Fortune in his last fight. Both fighters are riding momentum right now, but Golm is a lot younger, and he’s the favorite here.
  • The co-main event is a women’s featherweight bout between Cat Zingano and Leah McCourt. Zingano is a perfect 3-0 so far in Bellator, including a decision win over Pam Sorenson in her last fight. As for McCourt, she’s 6-1 overall in Bellator and she won her last fight over Dayana Silva, although it was a controversial decision. Zingano deserves to be favored here given her body of work, but McCourt has performed well overall in Bellator. Zingano is also 40 years old, and while she keeps herself in tremendous physical condition, McCourt is a live dog here.

Written by Adam Martin.


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