Queally Off Bellator 275, Magomedsharipov Bumped Up to Main Card

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Peter Queally and Patrickly Pitbull, Bellator MMA
Patricky Pitbull and Peter Queally, Bellator 270 Credit: Lucas Noonan/Bellator MMA

Ireland’s Peter Queally has been forced out of the Bellator 275 main event this Friday.

On Monday, Bellator officials released an updated lineup for the event, which sees the promotion return to the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Notably absent was Queally, who had been previously announced as facing Kane Mousah in the evening’s co-feature.

Queally had been looking to bounce back from a title fight loss against Patricky Pitbull. However, per a report from Severe MMA, Queally was forced to withdraw from the Bellator 275 card due to an undisclosed injury.

As a result, the women’s featherweight match-up between Leah McCourt and Sinead Kavanagh now moves into the co-main event slot. Two other match-ups, meanwhile, join the main card: Khasan Magomedsharipov vs. Jose Sanchez, and Ciaran Clarke vs. Abou Tounkara. Both bouts will be contested in the featherweight division.

Magomedsharipov (6-0) is the younger brother of UFC star Zabit Magomedsharipov. The Dagestani fighter made his debut for Bellator MMA last year, stopping Jonathan Quiroz. Sanchez (11-1) has fought just once since 2019, suffering the first loss of his career last year to Felipe Maia.

Bellator 275 takes place Friday, February 25, 2022 at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, and airs on Showtime in the U.S., BBC Three in the U.K., and Virgin Media Television in Ireland. A middleweight title fight headlines, with champ Gegard Mousasi defending his title against American Top Team’s Austin Vanderford.

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