Leading mixed martial arts promotion Bellator MMA today revealed several new, exciting bouts for its return to 3Arena on Saturday, February 22, 2020, including a women’s featherweight match-up on the main card and a number of preliminary card clashes.
Joining the likes of James Gallagher, Cal Ellenor and Aaron Chalmers on the main card at the 3Arena is Leah “The Curse” McCourt (3-1) and her German opponent, Judith Ruis (6-4). The two will face each other at women’s featherweight in a bout which brings further star power to a fight card bristling with homegrown and international talent.
Bellator have also announced a raft of featherweight bouts for the preliminary card, with four 145lb match-ups set to get the Irish fans on their feet in the first 2020 Bellator European Series event.
Leading the featherweight charge is hometown fighter Dylan Logan (4-3), who welcomes Northampton’s Tom Mearns (6-3) in a mouth-watering Anglo-Irish clash. Logan enjoyed submission victories in both Bellator Dublin events in 2019, defeating Andrew Murphy and Adam Gustab in the first and second round respectively. Mearns has fought twice for Bellator, both times in London, most recently losing out by unanimous decision to Jeremy Petley last month.
Returning to the scene of their promotional and professional debuts are SBG product Ciaran Clarke (1-0), who goes up against the identically-matched Jamie Faulding (1-0), and Morocco’s Ilias Bulaid (1-0), who fights Diego Freitas (Pro Debut) of Portugal. Clarke and Bulaid both fought on Bellator’s most recent visit to Dublin, defeating George Courtney and Vitalic Maiboroda with third and first-round finishes respectively.
Making their professional debuts are Asael Adjoudj and Team Ryano’s Constantin Blanita, who step into the Bellator cage for the first time in a distinctly European Franco-Irish bout.
With another sell-out crowd expected, Bellator Dublin: Gallagher vs. Ellenor promises to be an unforgettable night of MMA action for fans.