While Peter Queally got the crowd going, it was Myles Price coming away with the win at Bellator 217 on Saturday.
Lightweight action served as the co-main event at Bellator 217 in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday. There, Peter Queally took on Myles Price, with Queally, yet another SBG Ireland talent, looking to make it two wins in a row against Myles Price. Price, another Irish talent, was hoping to bounce back from a loss to former TUF winner Norman Parke.
After walking out to Zombie by The Cranberries, Peter Queally had the crowd electrified. They were still signing along to the 90s classic a minute into the fight. By that point, Myles Price had the SBG Ireland fighter pinned against the cage, and the crowd had switched to the usual “ole” chants. An elbow by Queally connected, but could not keep Price off him. Underhooks allowed him to reverse position, however, and he broke free and created some space. Price chased after him, and soon would tie things up again.
Round two would open like a mirror image of the first, Price again tying Queally up against the fence. Queally had some success with him combos out in the open, but Price was able to land a body shot near the cage that clearly hurt him. Again, Price would tie things up, and when Queally did escape, Price walked him down, throwing punches and attacking with a knee before driving his opponent right back into the fence. The round would end with Myles Price coming on.
The third round saw more back-and-forth action out in the open. But along the cage, in the grappling exchanges, Price was getting the better of his opponent. With two minutes remaining in the fight, Price dropped down and landed a takedown. While he couldn’t do a lot with it, and Queally got right back up, Price took him down a second time, and was able to take the back. While he wouldn’t find the finish, that took away any hope of Peter Queally winning the round. And on the scorecards, two judges saw it for Price.
Myles Price def. Peter Queally by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)