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Golm vs James Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Bellator 293 Main Event Features Heavyweights

Marcelo Golm vs Daniel James headlines Bellator 293, where Bellator lines have Golm at -150 to improve to 11-3.

Sports betting online markets expect a close fight between the heavyweights, who fight over three rounds on Friday night at Temecula, Calif.

Golm vs James Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks
Golm vs James Prediction, Fight Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Golm Turning Career Around

It wasn’t long ago when Golm lost three consecutive fights and his career was in jeopardy. Since then, he has gone 4-0, and he has won in style.

Bellator news shows that he defeated DJ Linderman by knockout, Brandon Hebert by arm triangle, Billy Swanson by TKO and Davion Franklin by rear naked choke.

It’s tough to disagree with that form, and now he finds himself in a main event fight with a chance to rise up the heavyweight ranks.

Golm believes he’ll be the champion by the end of 2023, and he’s respecting his opponent.

“I want to be a champ. By the end of the year, end of this year,” Golm said. “And I will.

“He finished a top-ranked opponent, and it was a knockout. Daniel James has been around the block, he’s a well-respected opponent. He’s not going to surprise me with anything, he’s not going to show me anything I haven’t seen before.”

The sportsbook has Golm at -150, which is expected given his recent form.

James Riding Winning Streak

He might be the +120 underdog with Bellator odds, but James has every chance to win and extend his winning streak.

His winning run started in 2021 when beating Tomas Pakutinskas by TKO, which was the same method of winning for his next three fights.

James has been getting his opponents out of the cage early, which makes him a threat against Golm.

Despite being a 41-year-old, James is super aggressive, and that’s usually a good thing for a heavyweight. He has every chance of landing a winning punch on Golm’s chin.

“I expect to see a guy get in the cage that’s coming out to do his job and do what he does in amazing fashion,” James said. “Just understand that my presence will be felt when I walk into the arena, walk into the hotel, walk into the cage. They’re gonna feel my presence. And I want to let that presence be known when I finish the fight.”

Golm vs James Head-to-Head

This will be the first meeting between Golm and James.

Golm vs James Fight Information

  • Fight: Golm (10-3) vs James (14-6-1)
  • Location: Pechanga Resort, Temecula, CA
  • Day/Time: Friday, March 31, 10:00 pm ET
  • Golm vs James Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass

Golm vs James Betting Lines

Golm vs James Picks and Prediction

Our Bellator picks have James producing the upset at +120. It’s a good price for someone with his knockout power, so we’re happy to include him.

He has made short work of his recent opponents, which bodes well.

Golm is listed at -150 in our Bellator lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Golm, you have a chance to win $67. James is +120, offering a chance to win $120 on a $100 wager.

The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Golm a 60.00% chance to win, with James at 45.45%.

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