Bellator 173 is in co-promotion with BAMMA 28 and the card is starting to take shape with the addition of two big fights.
The card will be headlined by the return of former light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary as he is set to take on the very durable Chris Fields. Now two more fights have been added to the card and the always faithful Irish fans will be happy to know Bellator is returning with some of the top up and coming Irish talent the promotion has to offer.
First, undefeated James Gallagher will return to the cage to face off with the very tough Kirill Medvedovsky. Gallagher is comes in to the fight riding two back-to-back wins over Mike Cutting and Anthony Taylor. Medvedovsky comes in off a loss in his Bellator debut to the very tough Georgi Karakhanyan. Medvedovsky has faced the tougher competition, but Gallagher is one of the top young prospects in the promotion.
Also, Irish talent Sinead Kavanagh is set to meet Lony Razafiarson. The last time we saw Kavanagh was at Bellator 169 in Dublin where she beat then undefeated Elina Kallionidou from pillar to post on her way to a unanimous decision victory. Lony Razafiarson well head into Belafast with a 2-1 record and coming off a loss to Bryanna Fissori at Bellator 139.
It is shaping up to be a strong card with BAMMA 28 acting as the prelims for Bellator 173. The event is set for Feb. 24 at SSE Arena Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The main card airs the same-day at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Spike. BAMMA 28 can be seen on all of its regular broadcasting stations.
Here is how the card looks today:
- Chris Fields vs. Liam McGeary
- James Gallagher vs. Kirill Medvedovsky
- Sinead Kavanagh vs. Iony Razafiarison
- TBA vs. TBA
PRELIMINARY CARD (BAMMA 28)
- Norman Parke vs. Paul Redmond
- Dominique Wooding vs. Andy Young – for BAMMA interim world flyweight title
- Damien Lapilus vs. Ronnie Mann – for vacant BAMMA world featherweight title
- Champ Rhys McKee vs. Myles Price – for BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title
- Colin Fletcher vs. Alex Lohore
- Pelu Adetola vs. John Redmond
- Jai Herbert vs. Steve Owens
- Daniel Rutkowski vs. Niall Smith
- Ross McCorriston vs. Blaine O’Driscoll
- Stephen Kilifin vs. Andrew Murphy
- Daniel Olejniczak vs. Jonathan Reid
- Glenn Irvine vs. Keith McCabe