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Bellator 299 Betting Preview: Luke Trainer vs. Laurynas Urbonavicius

September 23, 2023


Discover a multitude of betting prospects at Bellator 299, with a special focus on the preliminary card. Do not miss out on the electrifying clash between light heavyweight fighters Luke Trainer and Laurynas Urbonavicius, setting the stage for an exhilarating betting experience.


  • Date: Saturday, September 23

  • Venue: 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland

  • Prelims: 11:00 AM ET

  • Main card: 4:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: Showtime

Luke Trainer Betting Preview

Trainer is currently on a two-fight winning streak as he prepares for this battle. His most recent victory was a first round rear naked choke submission back in March of this year at Bellator 293 against Sullivan Cauley.

He has landed seven early finishes, as he has three knockouts and four submissions. On top of that, five of the seven wins have resulted in a first round finishes and his only loss has been by decision.

“The Gent” has been great in Bellator so far, posting a 4-1 record in the promotion. He has battled quality fighters in the process, so his wins actually mean something.

He is currently ranked as the 69th best light heavyweight fighter globally and has an opportunity to increase his rank once more. Assuming he can take control of this fight early, he has a great shot at success.

Laurynas Urbonavicius Betting Preview

Urbonavicius has an eight-fight win streak on the line and is attempting his first battle in Bellator. His last win was a first round TKO over Deniss Vasilijevs at Unique and Talented Martial Artists Winter Edition in December of last year.

His 14 wins have been impressive so far, with nine knockouts, two submissions, and three decisions. Even better, 10 of his 11 wins have resulted in first round finishes and his only loss has been by submission.

“Captain Lithuania” is getting a great opportunity to showcase his skills on a big stage in Bellator. He has notable wins among various fighting leagues, with one of them being Vale Tudo MMA where he went 3-0.

Out of Eastern European fighter rankings, he comes in 28th as the best professional light heavyweight. If he were to win here, it would greatly boost his resume and land him better fights along the way.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's latest odds highlight Luke Trainer as a strong contender poised for victory in this match. If you are considering supporting Trainer to be victorious, incorporating him into a multi-fight parlay could potentially boost your odds for a bigger payout.


  • Laurynas Urbonavicius: +300

  • Luke Trainer: -400

Urbonavicius has been impressive so far and won the battles he was supposed to win. Now he gets a taste of better competition to see what he can do. However, Trainer has a more appealing resume to get it done here.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Luke Trainer to Win at -400