BELLATOR DUBLIN ON SEPTEMBER 23 ADDS MORE FIGHTS

BELLATOR DUBLIN ON SEPTEMBER 23 AT 3ARENA ALSO SEES THREE ADDITIONAL ALL-EUROPEAN MATCHUPS ADDED TO PRELIMINARY CARD

 

LOS ANGELES — BELLATOR MMA at this time introduced the inclusion of 4 further fights to the talent-stacked BELLATOR Dublin: Henderson vs. Queally occasion slated to happen on Friday, September 23 from 3Arena in Dublin, Eire.

The occasion airs stay within the U.S. on SHOWTIME starting at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT, whereas the preliminary card airs stay on the BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel, SHOWTIME Sports activities YouTube channel, and Pluto TV starting at 12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT. 

Tickets for BELLATOR Dublin: Henderson vs. Queally are actually on sale and could be bought at Ticketmaster.ie and Bellator.com.

The primary card will now additionally function a top-ten featherweight tilt as No. 4-ranked Mads Burnell (16-4 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) of Denmark takes on No. 6-ranked contender Pedro “The Sport” Carvalho (12-6 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) of Eire in a high-stakes, fan-friendly affair.

Becoming a member of the preliminary portion of the cardboard are three matchups, together with a light-weight bout between unbeaten Irish prospect Darragh “Moville Mauler” Kelly (1-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) and England’s Kye Stevens (3-1, 1 NC MMA), a featherweight matchup between undefeated Irishman ​​Kenny “Black Diamond” Mokhonoana (3-0 MMA) and Slovakia’s Alex Bodnar (3-1 MMA), and a second 145-pound conflict between French standout Asaël “The Sultan” Adjoudj (3-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) and Poland’s Adam Gustab (6-5 MMA, 0-2 BMMA).

Ranked third in arguably BELLATOR’s deepest division, Mads Burnell, 28, has established himself as one of the vital gifted contenders at featherweight since signing in 2020. The previous Cage Warriors champion rattled off three straight wins over Darko Banović, Saul Rogers, and Emmanuel Sanchez earlier than being narrowly outpointed by Ádám Borics in a extremely technical contest earlier this yr. A dominant grappler, Burnell will look to return to the win column in opposition to Carvalho as he seems to be to solidify his standing as a prime title contender for Patricio Pitbull’s crown.

No. 6-ranked featherweight contender Pedro Carvalho, 26, will relish the chance to combat in his adopted residence of Dublin, Eire. The SBG Eire product is a potent submission risk, notching half of his skilled victories by the use of submission. Carvalho sees in a matchup with Burnell a chance to show his current fortunes round and crack the elusive featherweight top-five in entrance of a raucous hometown crowd on September 23.

Darragh Kelly, 24, joined the BELLATOR roster earlier this yr on the power of one of the vital spectacular beginner information in current reminiscence. The undefeated Irishman has an impeccable 100% ending price, and the SBG Eire product will look to increase his end and win streaks in opposition to Kye Stevens in entrance of what guarantees to be a massively favorable Dublin viewers.

Kye Stevens, 23, will look to silence the Dublin crowd by handing Darragh Kelly his first profession defeat on September 23. The Englishman brings with him a robust 3-1, 1 NC file into his BELLATOR debut, and he has developed a popularity on the U.Okay. regional scene for placing on thrilling, fan-friendly fights.

One other unbeaten Irish prospect, Kenny Mokhonoana (3-0), will make his BELLATOR debut at BELLATOR 285. The 25-year-old has a 100% ending price since turning skilled in 2021, with all three of his victories coming by the use of submission. “Black Diamond” will look to proceed his profitable methods in what guarantees to be an exhilarating BELLATOR debut.

Seeking to spoil Mokhonoana’s promotional debut is Slovakian-Englishman Alex Bodnar (4-1), 28. Representing GYM 01 in Portsmouth, England, Bodnar enters the BELLATOR cage for the primary time with a 4-1 file. He sports activities a 50% end price replete with each a submission and a knockout win.

One half of the ultimate addition to the BELLATOR 285 preliminary card is French featherweight standout Asaël Adjoudj, 23. The SBG Eire product has the size, at six toes tall, to be an issue at 145 kilos, and he has notched three wins since a contentious split-decision loss in his skilled debut in 2020.

Adam Gustab, 32, will enter the BELLATOR cage for the third time in his profession on September 23 looking for his first win beneath the promotion’s banner. Like his opponent Adjoudj, Gustab has gained back-to-back fights. The Polish fighter, who fights out of Belfast, Eire, will look to maintain his success going at BELLATOR 285.

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BELLATOR DUBLIN: HENDERSON VS. QUEALLY MAIN CARD:

SHOWTIME (U.S.) | BBC Three & BBC iPlayer (U.Okay.) | Virgin Media (IRELAND)

Friday, September 23 – 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT

 

Light-weight Bout: #3-Benson Henderson (29-11) vs. #5-Peter Queally (13-6)

Mild Heavyweight Bout: Melvin Manhoef (32-15-1) vs. #8-Yoel Romero (14-6)

Bantamweight Bout: #7-James Gallagher (11-2) vs. Brett Johns (18-3)

Featherweight Bout: #3-Mads Burnell (16-4) vs. #6-Pedro Carvalho (12-6)

BELLATOR DUBLIN: HENDERSON VS. QUEALLY PRELIMINARY CARD:

BELLATOR MMA YouTube channel | SHOWTIME Sports activities YouTube channel | Pluto TV (US)

BBC iPlayer (UK) | Virgin Media Two & Virgin Media Sport (IRELAND)

12:30 p.m. ET/9:30 a.m. PT

Featherweight Bout: Ciaran Clarke (5-0) vs. Georges Sasu (5-2)

Bantamweight Bout: Brian Moore (14-9) vs. Arivaldo Lima da Silva (19-10)

Light-weight Bout: Georgi Karakhanyan (31-13-1) vs. Kane Mousah (13-4)

Light-weight Bout: Darragh Kelly (1-0) vs. Kye Stevens (3-1, 1 NC)

Featherweight Bout: Kenny Mokhonoana (3-0) vs. Alex Bodnar (4-1)

Featherweight Bout: Asael Adjoudj (3-1) vs. Adam Gustab (6-5)

Up to date schedule of BELLATOR MMA occasions

Fri. Jun. 24 // BELLATOR 282: Mousasi vs. Eblen // Mohegan Solar Enviornment // Uncasville, CT, USA

Fri. Sept. 23 // BELLATOR DUBLIN: Henderson vs. Queally // 3Arena // Dublin, Eire

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