With less than two weeks to go until Bellator MMA makes its highly anticipated return to Dublin on Friday, September 27 at the 3Arena, the fight card, which is stacked from top to bottom, is shaping up to be one of the most exciting nights in recent Bellator history.
The event will be dual broadcast and will be shared by Channel 5 and Sky Sports in the UK, Virgin Media Television in Ireland and Paramount Network in the US.
Bellator Dublin: Gallagher vs. Ellenor will air LIVE at 10 p.m. BST on Channel 5 in the UK and on Virgin Media Television in Ireland. Bellator Dublin is a Bellator European Series event featuring Irish sensation James Gallagher (9-1)who will be looking to remain unbeaten on home soil against Cal Ellenor (8-2)ina bantamweight main event. Also featuring on the three-bout card is a welterweight grudge match between British MMA star Michael “Venom” Page (14-1) and Ireland’s own Richard Kiely (3-1), as well as a lightweight bout between Ryan Scope (11-2) and SBG’s Peter Queally (11-5-1).
Bellator 227: Henderson vs. Jury will air on Paramount Network in the US from 9 p.m. ET and on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland at 2 a.m. BST. The five-fight card features the promotional debut of 12-fight UFC veteran Myles Jury (17-4) who takes on former multi-time world champion Benson Henderson (27-8) in a lightweight clash.
In the co main event, Jon Tuck (10- 5)steps in at late notice for the injured Paul Redmond and will face veteran Brandon Girtz (16-8) at lightweight. SBG’s Kiefer Crosbie (6-1) will collide with Portuguese fighter Hugo Pereira (4-2) in a 165lbs catchweight bout, elsewhere, women’s featherweight Leah McCourt (2-1) steps up against Kerry Hughes (3-4) and Dublin’s Frans Mlambo (7-4) meets Dominique Wooding (6-2) in an exciting bantamweight bout.
The event will also feature a number of marquee preliminary bouts, which will be available to watch live and free globally on the Bellator Mobile App beginning at 4:45 p.m. BST.
The full Bellator Dublin: Gallagher vs. Ellenor and Bellator 227: Henderson vs. Jury updated bout cards are listed below.
Bellator Dublin: Channel 5 and Virgin Media Television live broadcast 10 p.m. BST
Bantamweight Main Event: James Gallagher (9-1) vs. Cal Ellenor (8-2)
Welterweight Co-Main Event: Michael “Venom” Page (14-1) vs. Richard Kiely (3-1)
Lightweight Bout: Ryan Scope (11-2) vs. Peter Queally (11-5-1)
Bellator 227: Sky Sports broadcast (2 a.m. BST) and Paramount Network broadcast (9 p.m. ET)
Lightweight Main Event: Benson Henderson (27-8) vs. Myles Jury (17-4)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Brandon Girtz (16-8) vs. Jon Tuck (10-5)
Catchweight 165lbs Bout: Kiefer Crosbie (6-1) vs. Hugo Pereira (4-2)
Women’s Featherweight Bout: Leah McCourt (2-1) vs. Kerry Hughes (3-4)
Bantamweight Bout: Frans Mlambo (7-4) vs. Dominique Wooding (6-2)
Updated Preliminary Card Live and free on the Bellator app from 4.45 p.m. BST:
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Camila Rivarola (2-1-1) vs. Danni Neilan (Pro Debut)
Featherweight Bout: George Courtney (1-0) vs. Ciaran Clarke (Pro Debut)
Middleweight Bout: Norbert Novenyi Jr. (3-0) vs.Will Fleury (6-1)
Featherweight Bout: Richie Smullen (4-1-1) vs. Sean Tobin (6-3)
Lightweight Bout: Ryan Roddy (7-1-1) vs. Patrik Pietila (11- 7)
Featherweight Bout: Ilias Bulaid (Pro Debut) vs. Vitalic Maiboroda (Pro Debut)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Lee Chadwick (25-14-1) vs. Karl Moore (8-2)
Welterweight Bout: Philip Mulpeter (9-6) vs. Keith McCabe (3-4-1)
Flyweight Bout: Blaine O Driscoll (7-2) vs. Jake Hadley (4-0)
Featherweight Bout: Dylan Logan (3-3) vs. Adam Gustab (4-4)
Welterweight Bout: Ian Coughlan (1-0) vs. Constantin Gnusariev (2-0-1)