Bellator heads back to Europe for Bellator 227 on Friday, September 27th live from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Benson Henderson will welcome Myles Jury to the promotion in an exciting main event at Bellator 227. With 4 fighters from Ireland fighting on the main card, Irish fight fans will be loud all night long. MMASucka takes a look at the fighters on the main card of Bellator 227.
Bellator 227 Main Card
Norbert Novenyi Jr. vs. Will Fleury
Ireland native Will Fleury heads back into the Bellator cage for an exciting middleweight fight against Norbert Novenyi Jr. After dropping his Bellator debut at Bellator 203 against Alen Amedovski it looks like Fleury has turned things around. Currently, the SBG Ireland fighter is on a 2 fight winning streak with wins over Antonio Jones and Shaun Taylor. With 2 TKO’s and 2 submissions on his 6-1 record Fleury will have the local fans behind him.
Norbert Novenyi Jr is heading into this fight with a perfect 4-0 record as a professional. Novenyi Jr recently fought at Bellator 217 where he came away with a submission victory over Will Lavine. With 3 straight submission wins Novenyi Jr will be ready to turn this into a grappling match if he needs to.
Frans Mlambo vs. Dominique Wooding
UK fighter Dominique Wooding heads to enemy territory to meet local Dublin fighter Frans Mlambo in the Bellator cage. Wooding made his Bellator debut earlier this year at Bellator Birmingham and he came away with a TKO win over David Khalsa. Wooding has incredible knockout power, he has a record of 6-2 with all of his wins coming via knockout.
Frans Mlambo fights outs out of SBG Ireland so you know he will be fired up for this fight. He made his Bellator debut at Bellator 223 where he came away with a submission win over Nathan Greyson. Mlambo has 4 knockouts on his 7-4 record will have the home crowd behind him as he is heading into this fight on a 2 fight win streak.
Leah McCourt vs. Kerry Hughes
Fight fans will be treated to a women’s featherweight fight between Ireland’s Leah McCourt and England’s Kerry Hughes. McCourt is an SBG Charlestown fighter who made her debut at Bellator 217 where she fought Hatice Ozyurt and won by doctors stoppage. The former IBJJF European and World Champion will be looking to add a third straight win to her record.
Kerry Hughes is making her Bellator debut in this fight. She is currently on a 3 fight losing streak that has set her record back a bit to 3-4. Hughes has good boxing and she needs to show that in this fight. She will be coming in with a chip on her shoulder and will want to play spoiler against the Irish fighter.
Kiefer Crosbie vs. Hugo Pereira
In an exciting co-main event, Kiefer Crosbie will be fighting Hugo Pereira in a contracted weight fight of 165lbs. Crosbie is another SBG Ireland fighter who is undefeated even though he has a 6-1 record. The lone blemish on his record happened in his last fight against Mike Jackson at Bellator 224, where he was disqualified for landing an illegal knee. With 5 of his 6 wins coming from a finish and having the hometown crowd as motivation look for Crosbie to come out swinging.
Hugo Pereira is making his Bellator debut on 2 weeks’ notice after Crosbie’s original opponent pulled out. This is Pereira’s first fight since he lost to Tiago Leite at Strikers League in November of 2018. With a 4-2 record Pereira will be looking for his first win since he beat Adrian Borrull at Porto Fight Club in 2017.
Benson Henderson vs. Myles Jury
Benson Henderson is set to welcome Myles Jury to Bellator in the main event in Dublin. The MMA Lab fighter heads to Europe on a 3 fight winning streak, he most recently defeated Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 220. With notable career wins against names like Nate Diaz, Frankie Edgar, and Jorge Masvidal the 35-year-old MMA veteran is eager to land a fight for the title. A win over Myles Jury could in fact set Henderson up with a championship fight against Patricio Freire.
New Bellator signing Myles Jury is looking to turn his fight career around, he is hoping the change of scenery will do just that. The former UFC fighter had a record of 15-0 until he met Donald Cerrone at UFC 182. He lost that fight in a decision and since then he has gone 2-4 currently on a 2 fight losing streak after being defeated by Chad Mendes and Andre Fili. Jury has 13 finishes on his record and will be searching for another one to show Bellator fans his full potential.
You can stream the fights on DAZN or watch the on the Paramount Network.
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