Bellator moves to the capital of the Republic of Ireland, Dublin, for its 285th event. There, within an exciting line-up, mixed martial arts will experience another night of adrenaline with one of the female duels that promises to raise the temperature: Leah McCourt vs Dayana Silva for featherweight.
This event, which will be one of thirteen bouts to be held at Dublin’s 3Arena, will pit two fighters with world title aspirations against each other.
That’s why here at JefeBet we offer you the recommendations and information you need to enjoy the fight, while you can read all the predictions and previews to be aware of what can happen in this clash that invites you to keep your eyes wide open.
Betting Preview for Bellator 285 Featuring Leah McCourt vs Dayana Silva on September 23 2022
- Where: 3Arena Dublin – Dublin, Ireland
- When: Friday, September 23, 2022, at 12:30 PM ET
- Odds: Leah McCourt (-120) vs Dayana Silva (-110)
All odds shown are courtesy of Unibet.
- Odds: -120
- Record: 6-2-0
- Age: 30
- Height: 1,73 m
- Weight: 66 kg
- Reach: 175 cm
Northern Ireland native Leah McCourt, 30, was apparently one win away from a title shot before her most recent fight with Irish compatriot Sinead Kavanagh, but McCourt (6-2 MMA, 5-1 BMMA) came up short in losing a unanimous decision. The loss snapped a six-fight winning streak.
McCourt is a former World Amateur Champion, IMAF European Champion and Brazilian International Jiujitsu Federation gold medalist, as well as a black belt in judo, an enviable and intimidating resume for the fighting world.
- Odds: -110
- Record: 10-7-0
- Age: 33
- Height: 1,70 m
- Weight: 65 kg
- Reach: 175 cm
Brazil’s Dayana Silva (10-7), 32, is a former Dana White Contender Series standout who missed out on a UFC contract in August 2018 after losing a split decision in her tryout fight.
She has a 1-2 record since joining Bellator in 2021, with losses to former 145-pound champion Julia Budd and two-time title challenger Arlene Blencowe. Silva was victorious in her most recent fight, in which she defeated Janay Harding by unanimous decision at Bellator 279 in Honolulu.
Although she has a little more experience in the octagon, Dayana Silva shows a rather irregular record that makes her unreliable against an athlete like the Northern Irish, who has barely lost a fight and comes with a good outlook to win, to once and for all have her chance to get the world title.
That’s why at JefeBet we believe that the victory will favor Leah McCourt, and she will do it by submission.
Prediction: Leah McCourt wins by submission.
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