Bellator 300 Preview: Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Brent Primus Prediction, Odds, and Picks (Oct 7)

By · October 4, 2023
  • Usman Nurmagomedov’s Bellator 300 odds are -2300 at BetOnline Sportsbook.
  • If Brent Primus wins on Saturday, October 7, it’s going to be the biggest upset in MMA history.
  • Khabib’s 25-year-old cousin is 17-0 in his professional career and is seen as one of the best lightweights in the world.

Usman Nurmagomedov is defending his lightweight championship belt against Brent Primus in the main event of Bellator 300, which is taking place at Pechanga Arena in San Diego on Saturday, October 7. Nurmagomedov is a huge -2300 favorite to win, but are bookies right to think so? Keep reading this Nurmagomedov vs. Primus Bellator 300 prediction to find out!

How to Watch

  • When: Saturday, October 7, 2023, at 10:00 p.m ET
  • Where: UFC Apex, Vegas, Nevada
  • How to Watch: ESPN+


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Fight Preview

Not only is Usman Nurmagomedov (17-0) the Bellator Lightweight champion, but many believe he’s one of the best 155-pound fighters in the world. He’s got some detractors as well, who claim that he got the shot at the Bellator MMA title due to nepotism.

They think the Usman hype started because he’s a cousin of legendary UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, as well as a close friend and training partner of the current UFC Lightweight champ, Islam Makhachev. On top of everything, he also has two-time UFC Heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez as his cornerman.

He’s got connections, but he also has skills. Usman proved how good he was in the title fight against Patricky Pitbull, whom he dominated throughout the five rounds before winning by unanimous decision. In his first title defense, Nurmagomedov beat Benson Henderson by a first-round submission.

Now, he’s ready to showcase his skills once again. This time, he’s fighting grappling maestro Brent Primus, who used to be the lightweight champ of Bellator MMA in 2017. However, at the age of 38, he just doesn’t seem capable of doing anything against Usman.

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This explains why Nurmagomedov’s Bellator 300 odds are -2300. What this means is that if he doesn’t win, it’s going to be the biggest upset in the history of mixed martial arts.

Usman Nurmagomedov vs. Brent Primus Prediction

Primus is a great grappler, but so is Nurmagomedov. Plus, the Dagestani fighter is also great striking-wise, landing a lot of powerful punches and kicks in every fight. That’s why anything but an easy win for Khabib’s cousin would be a huge surprise.

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