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Bellator 299 Betting Preview: Mark Ewen vs. Noah Gugnon

September 23, 2023


Bellator 299 reveals an exciting preliminary roster packed with potential betting opportunities. A standout matchup that commands notice is the dynamic lightweight collision between Mark Ewen and Noah Gugnon, offering an ideal betting scenario.


  • Date: Saturday, September 23

  • Venue: 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland

  • Prelims: 11:00 AM ET

  • Main card: 4:00 PM ET

  • Coverage: Showtime

Mark Ewen Betting Preview

Ewen is undefeated through four professional battles so far. His recent success was a first round knockout against Khairulla Khairullaev back at Ares Fighting Championship 10 in December of last year.

Among his four wins, he has landed three knockouts and one decision. His recent victory was also his first ever first round finish.

He had built an established amateur resume of 11-3-1 before turning professional in 2021. Since moving onto better fights, he has bounced around a few different fighting leagues each battle. These include solid wins in EFC, Almighty Fighting Championship, and Ares FC.

His success has moved him up in regional rankings, where he is currently ranked as 30th best lightweight fighter out of the United Kingdom and Ireland. This is a perfect opportunity to impress others on his career.

Noah Gugnon Betting Preview

Gugnon is also undefeated through four professional battles and is aiming to make an exciting introduction to Bellator. His recent win was a second round TKO over Dukwach Kadimagomaev back at Kingdom Fighting MMA 1 in June earlier this year.

Looking at his four wins, he has early finishes with two knockouts and two submissions. In addition, two of his wins have been recorded as first round finishes.

He does not have as much fighting experience as Ewen, which could put him at a disadvantage in some regards. He only has one fight under his belt for amateur battles, which was a win. For professional bouts, he has moved to different fighting leagues each time, which include Bushido Fighting Championship, Warrior Fight Night, and 100% Fight.

He is currently ranked as the 72nd best professional lightweight in Eastern Europe. A win here would greatly boost his rank and propel his career.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

MyBookie's most recent odds indicate that Mark Ewen is positioned as a promising contender to secure victory in this bout. Those looking to back Ewen might find it advantageous to include him in a multi-fight parlay for a potential odds enhancement.


  • Noah Gugnon: +207

  • Mark Ewen: -322

Both fighters are making their debut in Bellator, so this is the biggest stage they have been a part of. They each have good battles for what they are worth, but Ewen has a ton of experience in MMA when comparing amateur fights. Look for Ewen to make a good impression.

Spooky Express Pick: Take Mark Ewen to Win at -322