Bellator MMA makes its highly anticipated return to Dublin this 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. Salazar 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 American Roman Salazar (13-9, 1 NC), who steps in on short notice to replace the injured Cal Ellenor in a special 140-lb. contract weight 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, SBG’s Kiefer Crosbie (6-1) will collide with Portuguese fighter Hugo Pereira (4-2) in a 165-lb. contract weight 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, while undefeated Norbert Novenyi Jr. (3-0) meets SBG scrapper Will Fleury (6-1) at middleweight.
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. Salazar 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
140-lb. Contract Weight Main Event: James Gallagher (9-1) vs. Roman Salazar (13-9, 1 NC)
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)
165-lb. Contract Weight Co-Main Event: Kiefer Crosbie (6-1) vs. Hugo Pereira (4-2)
Middleweight Bout: Norbert Novenyi Jr. (3-0) vs.Will Fleury (6-1)
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)
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)