Bellator bantamweight Brian Moore has revealed on Twitter that he has signed a contract with the promotion to return to the octagon next February.
The Irishman’s next fight will seemingly take place in his home country, with Bellator Ireland scheduled for February 24, 2023 in Dublin.
— Brian Moore (@brianmooremma) November 9, 2022
Moore’s opponent is yet to be revealed. The 35-year-old emerged victorious in his last bout, overcoming experienced Brazilian fighter Arivaldo Lima da Silva to win via unanimous decision. This came after two consecutive decision losses to Russian fighter Nikita Mikhailov and American prospect Jornel Lugo at Bellator 269 and 275 respectively.
‘The Pikeman‘ has been signed to Bellator since 2016, and next February will mark his 12th fight within the organisation. Fighting out of SBG Ireland, Moore has managed to put together a professional record of 15-9-0, with ten of his wins coming via early stoppage, whether that be via TKO/KO (4) or submission (6).
Following his most recent win, the Irishman called out fellow bantamweight Leandro Higo. His SBG teammate Conor McGregor, however, recommended a different path, campaigning on his Twitter account for ‘The Pikeman‘ to get a title shot.
The Pikeman pic.twitter.com/s6xTMdluuo
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 25, 2022
McGregor said: “I wanna see Brian (Moore) in a world title fight in Bellator guys.
“That was how you do it. You get the win. You put in the solid performance, put in the consistency and time… roar the crowd, call the next one, and that’s how you f***ing do it, take note. That was the pikeman’s night on Irish soil.”
Fans will be eagerly awaiting news on Moore’s opponent for Bellator Dublin next year. Will the 35-year-old get a world title shot, or will his callout of Higo prove fruitful?