Bellator returns Friday to Dublin where the middleweight strap will be atop a card that no longer features a specific home-country favorite.
With the finalization of the Bellator 275 lineup, the previously scheduled co-main event between Peter Queally (13-6-1 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) and Kane Mousah (13-4 MMA, 2-2 BMMA) is off the card, promotion officials confirmed Monday. Ireland-based outlet Severe MMA, which first reported the bout cancellation, reported the fight was scrapped because of an undisclosed injury to Queally.
Queally, 33, is a friend and former training partner of Conor McGregor. A competitor in Bellator since 2019, Queally has made a name for himself as a lightweight contender – and for his captivating walkout using “Zombie” by the Cranberries as his entrance music.
As for Mousah, he’s only competed once since 2020, which was a unanimous decision defeat to Davy Gallon at Bellator 267 in October. Shortly after news of the cancellation broke, Mousah issued a fiery video in which he took exception to Queally’s withdrawal.
In place of the fallen-through contest, Ciaran Clarke (4-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) vs. Abou Tounkara (7-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has been elevated from the prelims. Additionally, Khasan Magomedsharipov (6-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) vs. Jose Sanchez (11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) has been tacked onto the main card, making it five fights long rather than the previously planned four.
Bellator 275 takes place Friday at 3Arena. The main card airs on Showtime after prelims on MMA Junkie. Check out the finalized lineup below.
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 4 p.m. ET)
Champ Gegard Mousasi vs. Austin Vanderford – for middleweight title
Sinead Kavanagh vs. Leah McCourt
Ciaran Clarke vs. Abou Tounkara
Khasan Magomedsharipov vs. Jose Sanchez
Jornel Lugo vs. Brian Moore
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 1 p.m. ET)
Brett Johns vs. Khurshed Kakhorov
Davy Gallon vs. Charlie Leary
Danni McCormack vs. Stephanie Page
Darragh Kelly vs. Junior Morgan
Daniele Scatizzi vs. Vladimir Tokov
Gokhan Saricam vs. Kirill Sidelnikov
Nathan Kelly vs. Scott Pedersen
Lee Hammond vs. Jamie Hay