Bellator president Scott Coker announced today that former Bellator Light-Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary will face BAMMA Irish superstar and Dublin’s own Chris Fields in the main event on 24th February 2017 in Belfast at the SSE Arena in another co-promotion with Bellator and BAMMA.
Chris defeated Dan Konecke in the 1st round of his last outing at BAMMA 24 in February 2016 to break a two fight losing streak.
Scott Coker also revealed to ESPN that undefeated Irish prospect James Gallagher is expected appear on the card against a yet to be determined opponent. Gallagher gave us all a treat for the eyes before Christmas when he beat Anthony 'Pretty Boy' Taylor in a bout at Dublin's 3 Arena.
Big shout out to my sponsors @badboybrands @badboyeu @ryanquinn_ls_gymbrand_ k2security Bellator 196 was their highest viewed international fight peaking during my fight. Next fight should be confirmed soon for the start of next year. Should be an easy job since the whole FW division seems to want strangled. Have patience you'll all get a turn. #SBG
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The upcoming BAMMA 28 and Bellator 173 collaboration event will take place at the SSE Arena, Belfast on 24th February.