Leading global mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA makes its highly anticipated return to Dublin on Friday, September 27 at the 3Arena, with a stacked event now featuring the promotional debut of 12-fight UFC veteran Myles Jury (18-4) versus former multi-time world champion Benson Henderson (27-8) in a lightweight clash.
Bellator have confirmed that this will be a dual broadcast event, with the portion of the card billed as Bellator 227: Henderson vs. Jury airing on Sky Sports in the UK and Ireland. The five-fight card also includes the always-exciting promotional veteran Brandon Girtz (16-8) taking on Irish fan favourite Paul Redmond (15-8) at lightweight and women’s featherweight Leah McCourt (2-1) steps up against Kerry Hughes (3-4) in another Anglo-Irish clash. More exciting bouts will be added to the Bellator 227 portion of the card in the coming days.
Bellator Dublin: Gallagher vs. Ellenor will air LIVE at 10 p.m. BST on Channel 5 in the U.K. and on Virgin Media Television in Ireland. Bellator Dublin is a Bellator European Series event featuring Irish sensation James Gallagher (9-1) who will defend his home turf against Cal Ellenor (8-2) in a 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 pitting Ryan Scope (10-2) against Peter Queally (11-5-1).
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.
Updated Bellator Dublin Card (Live on Channel 5):
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 (10-2) vs. Peter Queally (11-5-1)
Updated Bellator 227 Card – (Sky Sports):
Lightweight Main Event: Benson Henderson (27-8) vs. Myles Jury (18-4)
Lightweight Co-Main Event: Brandon Girtz (16-8) vs. Paul Redmond (15-8)
Women’s Featherweight Bout: Leah McCourt (2-1) vs. Kerry Hughes (3-4)
Updated Preliminary Card (Live and Free on the Bellator App):
Bantamweight Bout: Brian Moore (12-7) vs. Toby Misech (11-7)
Light Heavyweight Bout: Lee Chadwick (25-14-1) vs. Karl Moore (8-2)
Bantamweight Bout: Frans Mlambo (7-4) vs. Dominique Wooding (6-2)
Welterweight Bout: Philip Mulpeter (9-6) vs. Keith McCabe (3-4-1)
Featherweight Bout: Richie Smullen (4-1-1) vs. Sean Tobin (6-3)
Featherweight Bout: Dylan Logan (3-3) vs. Adam Gustab (4-4)
Welterweight Bout: Ian Coughlan (1-0) vs. Constantin Gnusariev (2-0-1)
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Camila Rivarola (2-1-1) vs. Danni Neilan (Pro Debut)