Bellator Dublin just picked up another high-profile Irish fighter as Charlie Ward is confirmed to take on Jamie Stephenson.
Bellator 217, or Bellator Dublin is already stacked top-to-bottom with homegrown talent and now, one of the most recognizable faces of them all has been added.
UFC veteran middleweight Charlie Ward will take on Jamie Stephenson (via MMAFighting) in the 3Arena on February 23 as he attempts to go a perfect 3-0 under the Bellator banner.
The full card now reads as follows.
- James Gallagher (7-1) vs. Steven Graham (6-3)
- Peter Queally (11-4-1) vs. Myles Price (10-7)
- Karl Moore (8-2) vs. Yannick Bahati (8-4-1 NC)
- Sinead Kavanagh (5-3) vs. Olga Rubin (5-0) at 145
- Charlie Ward (5-3) vs. Jamie Stephenson (4-2)
- Kiefer Crosbie (5-0) vs. Daniel Olejniczak (3-2-1)
- Will Fleury (4-1) vs. Shaun Taylor (8-1)
- Ryan Curtis (4-1) vs. Luis Gonzalez (8-4)
- Ian Cleary (1-1) vs. Micky Doran (pro debut)
- Walter Gahadza (17-3) vs. Ruben Crawford (16-3) at 170
- Sam Slater (2-0) vs. Chris Duncan (3-0) at 155
- Paul Redmond (14-7) vs Charlie Leary (15-9-1) at 155
- Richard Kiely (2-1) vs Mickael Bucher (3-4) at 170
- Leah McCourt (1-1) vs Hatice Ozyurt (2-6) at 145
- John Redmond (7-13) vs. George Tokkos (4-0) at 185
- Richie Smullen (3-1-1) vs. Adam Gustab (3-3) at 145
- Dylan Logan (2-3) vs. Andrew Murphy (1-2) at 145
Just prior to the full card’s unveiling, we delved into why this night will be absolutely crucial for the growth of MMA in this country and that piece can be read here.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena