Bellator Dublin will take place on September 27 and will feature a host of Ireland’s finest mixed martial artists from top to bottom.
Of course, James Gallagher will draw in the bulk of the global attention with his showdown against his fellow prospect Cal Ellenor in the night’s main-event, but littered throughout the card you will find several top Irish prospects, fan favourites, and established veterans.
A matchup of huge proportions will lie below the top-billed offering as Ireland’s Richard Kiely takes on the superstar Michael ‘Venom’ Page and with the addition of several icons of the nation’s scene, there’s every chance that February’s special Bellator event in the Irish capital could be surpassed by the time all is said and done on the night.
Kiely really does have the opportunity to shoot his name into the MMA stratosphere with a win here and while he is the major underdog coming in, he will know that he possesses all of the tools necessary to spring the upset.
The Bellator 227 portion of the event will also feature an appearance from the former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson – who will take on his fellow veteran Myles Jury.
As things stand, the card will feature the following fights.
Please note that the fight-order has not yet been fully confirmed.
Bellator Dublin Main-Card (Channel 5 + Virgin Media)
James Gallagher vs. Cal Ellenor
Michael Page vs. Richard Kiely
Ryan Scope vs. Peter Queally
Bellator 227 Main-Card (Sky Sports)
Benson Henderson vs. Myles Jury
Charlie Ward vs Pietro Penini
Kiefer Crosbie 🇮🇪 vs. Lawrence Fitzpatrick
Brandon Girtz vs. Paul Redmond
Leah McCourt vs. Kerry Hughes
Prelims (Bellator App)
Brian Moore vs. Toby Misech
Lee Chadwick vs. Karl Moore
Will Fleury 🇮🇪 vs. Nobert Novenyi Jr.
Blaine O’Driscoll 🇮🇪 vs. Jake Hadley
Frans Mlambo vs. Dominique Wooding
Philip Mulpeter vs. Keith McCabe
Richie Smullen vs. Sean Tobin
Dylan Logan vs. Adam Gustab
Constantin Gnusariev vs. Ian Coughlan
Gavin Hughes vs. Ryan Roddy 🇮🇪
Camila Rivarola vs. Danni Neilan
George Courtney vs. Ciaran Clarke 🇮🇪
Bellator 217 in February originally was to feature nineteen bouts before several injuries and pullouts dropped it down to sixteen.
Right now, September’s card has twenty fights so one would have to assume that – barring any pullouts – this is pretty close to the lineup we’re going to get on the night.
Just one month to go, folks!