Dagestan-born Russian Islam Mamedov squares off against Brazilian Killys Mota in a 160-pound catchweight bout in the preliminary card of Bellator 301. Veteran Mamedov will be keen to return to the win column against an in-form Mota, who earned a submission in his last fight for a third consecutive victory. Islam Mamedov is the slight favorite ahead of the fight in Chicago at the Wintrust Arena.
MMA: Bellator 160 - pound (Catchweight)
Venue: Wintrust Arena, Chicago
Where to watch: YouTube/Pluto TV
Date: 18.11.2023. 01.00
The Russian lightweight has been fighting professionally since 2009. His career has spanned Russian regional promotions and, recently, PFL. The 34-year-old debuted in Bellator MMA in 2021 and currently holds a 2-2 record. He won a split decision over Brent Primus on his debut. Still, he suffered a split decision loss against former UFC Lightweight champion Benson Henderson in his sophomore fight in the promotion.
Tale of the Tape
- Age: 34
- Height: 6’ 0”
- Reach: 73”
- Record: 22–3- (Draw)
The 33-year-old Brazilian comes into this bout on a three-fight winning streak. 4-2 in BMMA, Killys Mota defeated Kenneth Cross in his last match early this year. Fighting out of Connecticut, USA, the Brazilian, who debuted in BMMA in 2019, has a 73% finish rate.
Tale of the Tape
- Age: 33
- Height: 5’ 11”
- Reach: 71”
- Record: 15–3-0
The bookmakers have tipped Islam Mamedov as the favorite to win with a price of 1.58 odds on Bet365. Killys Motta is a 2.40 underdog on Bet365. 1XBET lists Mamedov as a 1.54 favorite, with the underdog available at 2.406. Round three to not start is 2.75 odds on Betwinner.