Bellator 267: Leah McCourt Wants Short Turnaround, Spot on Dublin Card

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Mere minutes after Leah McCourt’s win over Jessica Borga at Bellator 267, the Northern Ireland-based fighter was campaigning for a spot on Bellator Dublin.

McCourt earned her sixth straight victory on Friday night in London, picking up a unanimous decision win over the American. Having entered the night at #5 in the women’s featherweight rankings, McCourt seems destined for bigger things — especially with the #1 ranked Julia Budd having exited Bellator MMA in favor of the PFL.

Undefeated since her pro debut, McCourt said post-fight on Friday that she’s getting used to being in big fights. “I feel like I’m so used to these big stages, these big occasions, so early in my career, that my first five fights doesn’t really show what I can do,” she stated. “I’m learning on the job, and just trying to improve every fight.”

When it comes to who is next, “I don’t look at anybody, I just say yeah” she stated, in regards to whoever Bellator’s matchmakers offer her. “Hopefully they’ll put me in Dublin in four weeks.”

Despite taking a bit of damage against Borga, McCourt believes she can make the fight. “I’m not hurt, bit of a sore lip, but I could definitely fight in four weeks in Dublin.”

Watch the full Bellator 267 post-fight press scrum with Leah McCourt above. More coverage from the event can be found below.

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