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Bellator 299 Betting Preview: Chiara Penco vs. Mackenzie Stiller
September 23, 2023
In the upcoming Bellator 299 event, bettors will find a diverse array of options on the preliminary card. One matchup worth keeping an eye on features the women's strawweight contest pitting Chiara Penco against Mackenzie Stiller.
Date: Saturday, September 23
Venue: 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland
Prelims: 11:00 AM ET
Main card: 4:00 PM ET
Chiara Penco Betting Preview
Penco is aiming to win her fourth consecutive battle with the upcoming bout. Her most recent fight was a split decision over Manuela Marconetto back at Bellator 287 in October of last year.
Having eight victories in her fighting career, her record includes a single knockout, five submissions, and two decisions. Impressively, four of her wins concluded within the opening round, while two of her three losses were determined by decision.
“Beauty Barbie” has gone 4-1 in her Bellator career so far, with matchups against quality competitors. She has a great opportunity to impress once again against a newcomer.
She has earned quality rankings and aims to do more. She is currently ranked as the 62
best female strawweight and the 75
best pound for pound female globally.
Mackenzie Stiller Betting Preview
Stiller is coming off of her debut professional fight, which was also her debut in Bellator. This was a first round armbar submission against Maria Henderson back at Bellator 293 in March earlier this year.
Looking back at her amateur results, they were all first round submission finishes. These were also in different fighting leagues, but now she has found herself with a great opportunity.
“Mack Judo” recently signed a long term contract with Bellator after she impressed in her debut. This is a huge milestone in her career and a big risk from Bellator.
She currently has rankings in the United States as the 112
best female pound for pound fighter. She has a big opportunity ahead of her and she is ready for the challenge.
Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick
MyBookie's most recent odds emphasize Mackenzie Stiller as a formidable contender primed for success in this bout. Both fighters are poised for success, but the market likes Stiller despite her lack of professional bouts.
Chiara Penco: +123
Mackenzie Stiller: -143
The market, as well as Bellator, seems quite favorable to Stiller. This is interesting, especially since she only has one win under her belt against an opponent that only had one win herself. While this win was impressive, the market is arguably overreacting to her success.
Penco already has quality wins in Bellator against solid competitors and no signs of slowing down. She is not the most explosive fighter, but appears to be able to hold her own. Look for her to potentially win by decision.
Spooky Express Pick: Take Chiara Penco to Win at +123
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