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Bellator Champions Series Belfast: Seven fights added to fight card as Fabian Edwards returns

The Professional Fighters League has announced seven additional matchups for the debut of Bellator Champions Series Belfast including two clashes between number one contenders on Friday, March 22.

The first battle of number one contenders takes place in the Middleweight division when England’s gifted southpaw striker Fabian Edwards (12-3), will look to use his power to neutralize Canada’s Aaron Jeffery’s (14-4) relentless ground and grappling game.

Featherweight number one contenders collide when Ireland’s submission machine James Gallagher (12-2) faces Canada’s jiu-jitsu standout Jeremy Kennedy (19-3) in what will be a battle of wit and stamina.

Rounding out the five-fight main card will be a Lightweight fight featuring England’s Tim Wilde (17-4-1) versus undefeated PFL Challengers Series veteran Manoel Sousa (10-0).

The debut Bellator Champions Series Belfast event on March 22 is anchored by a battle for the vacant Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship pitting former title challenger Corey Anderson (17-6, 1 NC) against Northern Ireland’s Karl Moore (12-2), and co-main evented by a Women’s Featherweight rematch between Belfast’s Leah McCourt (8-3) and Dublin’s Sinead Kavanagh (9-6).

The card can be seen live in the U.K. on DAZN beginning at 5 pm GMT / 12 pm ET, additional distribution information including a U.S. broadcast partner is expected to be announced in coming weeks.

The preliminary portion of the event is also beginning to take shape, with the news that homegrown Bellator prospect Ciaran Clarke (8-0) will try to remain undefeated against Darius Mafi (4-1) at 135-pounds.

Former Bellator Lightweight World Grand Prix quarterfinalist Tofiq Musayev (21-5) tangles with London Shootfighters standout Alfie Davis (16-4-1) at Lightweight.

Bellator and PFL veteran Nathan Kelly (9-2) of SBG Ireland goes up against India’s Vikas Singh Ruhil (12-7) at Featherweight, and finally undefeated Heavyweights collide when Abraham Bably (3-0) goes toe-to-toe with Isaiah Pinson (3-0).

 

Bellator Champions Series Belfast Main Card

Light Heavyweight World Title Bout
Corey Anderson (17-6, 1 NC) vs. Karl Moore (12-2)

Women’s Featherweight Bout
Leah McCourt (8-3) vs. Sinead Kavanagh (9-6)

Middleweight No. 1 Contender Bout
Fabian Edwards (12-3) vs. Aaron Jeffery (14-4)

Featherweight No. 1 Contender Bout
Jeremy Kennedy (19-3) vs James Gallagher (12-2)

Lightweight Main Card Bout
Tim Wilde (17-4-1) vs. Manoel Sousa (10-0)

Preliminary Card

Bantamweight Preliminary Bout
Ciaran Clarke (8-0) vs. Darius Mafi (4-1)

Lightweight Preliminary Bout
Tofiq Musayev (21-5) Alfie Davis (16-4-1)

Featherweight Preliminary Bout
Nathan Kelly (9-2) vs.Vikas Singh Ruhil (12-7)

Heavyweight Preliminary Bout
Abraham Bably (3-0) vs. Isaiah Pinson (3-0)

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