Mark Ewen, one of Scotland’s rising talents, is ready to start his pro career. The number one ranked amateur lightweight in the UK and Ireland is set to make his highly-anticipated pro-debut at Almighty Fighting Championship 20 on the 25th of September. The event will take place at the Lancastrian Suite in Gateshead, England, against a tough undefeated opponent in Tom Mullen.
It has been a tough year for the regional scene promoters failing to put shows on across the UK due to restrictions. Luckily, things are easing off, and Almighty Fighting Championship is returning with a bang. Almighty promoter Ray Thompson has wasted no time getting a hectic schedule underway by putting on live shows across the country before the year ends.
Almighty Fighting Championship will be hitting Barnsley, Liverpool, Gateshead, and Coventry, allowing athletes from nearby gyms and further afield with an opportunity to compete on their shows.
Mark Ewen cruised his way through the amateur circuit with a sumptuous record of (11-3-1). Due to his experience, Ewen is clearly more than ready to take his career to new heights. He is highly regarded as one of the biggest prospects in Scotland and has the amateur resume to back that up.
Ewen made his amateur MMA debut in 2016, where he won his first two fights by KO/TKO. Since then, his improvements have made his career trajectory seem promising. After the success of his first two bouts, Ewen went on a three-fight losing streak, where he gained valuable experience. Following the three-fight skid, Ewen has found success showcasing his striking and submission skills alongside a nine-fight win streak. The only small bump in that run was a draw with Sweden’s Karar Al-Jaberi.
Under the guidance of Higher Level MMA coach James Doolan, the development and improvements are clear, fight by fight. You can be assured to see some exciting work from Mark Ewen in his long-awaited professional debut.
Fighting out of Team Fulinkazan in Bradford, Tom Mullen has a squeaky clean record from the amateur circuit to his professional debut in 2019 and possesses the skills to bring this fight to Mark Ewen.
Tom Mullen kicked off his amateur career in 2015, and since then, it has been clear where he feels the most comfortable in the cage. Mullen’s first seven fights of the amateur circuit all ended in the first round, by him showing off his deep range of submission skills. Afterward, Mullen faced his first decision by Iceland’s Aron Kevinsson but still came away with his hand raised. That concluded the last bout of Mullen’s amateur career.
The Englishmen made his professional debut in September of 2019, recording a first-round finish over Liam Gregory at Risk Fight League 5. Although there was a slight twist with this win, Mullen didn’t add to his collection of submission wins. Instead, he finished the fight with strikes, displaying another side to his game.
Mark Ewen vs Tom Mullen
When you look at these two fighters on paper, it’s what some would call a fight for the fans. After looking at both athletes’ backgrounds and what one another brings to the table, this fight seems to be the fight of the night. It’s such an intriguing matchup purely with the fact Ewen and Mullen have the ability to finish one another standing and on the mat.
Both men come forward to fight, to entertain, and to finish fights. Ewen and Mullen share in common the shear killer instinct to finish their opponents. That makes for an exciting battle between two young, hungry and dedicated fighters.
Almighty Fighting Championship 20 Announced Pro Fights
- Shaj Haque (10-4) vs Aaron Robinson (4-2)
- Lanchana Green (3-3-1) vs Jade Barker (2-3)
- Alex Bodnar (3-0) vs Callum Mullen (3-0)
- Tom Mullen (1-0) vs Mark Ewan (0-0)
- Charlie McLean (0-0) vs Rob Cunningham (1-0)
- Richie Bonalie (1-2) vs Nathan Jessimer (1-2)
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