Bellator Dublin on September 23 continues to grow, with four more fights officially announced on Wednesday.
Among the additions to the card at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland is a previously reported featherweight match-up, featuring Pedro Carvalho (12-6) taking on Mads Burnell (16-4). Severe MMA first broke news of the pairing.
In addition, Irish lightweight prosecpt Darragh Kelly (1-0), a.k.a. the “Moville Mauler,” will face England’s Kye Stevens (3-1, 1NC). At featherweight, undefeated Irishman Kenny “Black Diamond” Mokhonoana (3-0) takes on Slovakia’s Alex Bodnar (3-1), and finally, another 145-pound showdown features France’s Asaël Adjoudj (3-1) against Poland’s Adam Gustab (6-5).
Carvalho vs. Burnell, however, carries the most weight in terms of divisional relevance. Burnell is fresh off a decision loss to Adam Borics — a fight that nevertheless seemed to boost the Danish fighter’s stock. On a seven-fight winning streak prior to the setback, Burnell goes up against former title challenger Carvalho with the opportunity to get right back in the mix.
After amassing a two-fight losing streak during the pandemic, Portugal’s Carvalho got back in the win column back in November, defeating German featherweight vet Daniel Weichel. But earlier this month, he dropped a split decision to Piotr Niedzielski.
Bellator Dublin, set to unfold at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on September 23, 2022, is expected to be headlined by a lightweight bout featuring Benson Henderson against Peter Queally. Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoef also features. The following match-ups have been reported for the event:
- Peter Queally vs. Benson Henderson
- Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoef
- Brett Johns vs. James Gallagher
- Mads Burnell vs. Pedro Carvalho
- Ciaran Clarke vs. Georges Sasu
- Brian Moore vs. Arivaldo Silva
- Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kane Mousah
- Darragh Kelly vs. Kye Stevens
- Kenny Mokhonoana vs. Alex Bodnar
- Asaël Adjoudj vs. Adam Gustab