2023 MMA Betting: Top events for this Week 2 of August

MMA Betting for 33th Week of 2023: Dana White’s, Bellator and UFC Fight Night

The goal of every MMA fighter is to make it all the way to the UFC, with the good news being that there are several different paths to the top. We all know about the PFL and the other organizations, where success there means a potential upward move. Besides those, we also have Dana White’s Contender Series, which will begin business again this week. That is not the only event we have going on, though, as there are a couple of others to look forward to. Let’s look at MMA betting odds of the upcoming events this week and the fights that are part of it all. No predictions here, but those will come later in the week.


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MMA Week: Monday, August 7th – Sunday, August 13th, 2023


Dana White Contender Series Week 1

When: Tuesday at 7 PM EST
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV / Streaming: ESPN+

While the Contender Series bears the Dana White name, it is not an official UFC event. That said, impressing the boss with a solid showing in this event could well lead to a UFC contract being offered. There are 5 fights in the opening week, so let’s quickly look at what’s coming.

There is no co-main event in this one, but the main event of the night sees Cesar Almeida and Lucas Fernando square off in a Middleweight bout.

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Bellator 298

When: Friday at 6:30 PM EST
Where: Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
TV / Streaming: Showtime | Prelims: YouTube

If you want to tune into this event, you can catch the prelims on YouTube before switching over to Showtime for the main card. There are just 5 fights set to go on the main card, and while we don’t have a title fight in this one, each of the bouts is solid in their own right, so a lot to look forward to here. The first few fights of the night are as follows:

That brings us to the co-main event of the night, which has Valentin Moldavsky going up against Steve Mowry in what should be a bruising Heavyweight bout. We close the night out with an exciting Welterweight bout between Logan Storley and Brennan Ward.

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UFC Fight Night

When: Saturday at 7:00 PM EST
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV / Streaming: ESPN

While the UFC Fight Night events never deliver any title bouts, they do often give us matches that could well decide who gets a title shot next. We don’t have that here, but we do have 6 very good matchups coming our way on Saturday night, so let’s look at the fights before we get to the headliners:

That brings us to the co-main event of the evening, which is a Featherweight bout between Cub Swanson and Hakeem Dawodu. This one promises to be a great fight, as does the headline event of the evening, which has Vicente Luque and Rafael dos Anjos duking it out in a Welterweight bout.

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