Peter Queally has been granted his wish of facing top Bellator opposition as the promotion will draft in former lightweight champion Brent Primus to face off with “The Showstopper” in the co-main event of Bellator Dublin on Feb. 22 at 3 Arena.
Bellator confirmed the high stakes lightweight fight to MMA Fighting on Wednesday morning. The fight is set to act as the co-main event of the card, MMA Fighting has learned.
Primus (9-1-0) got back to winning ways in his last outing when he travelled to foreign shores to defeat another European fighter, Tim Wilde, who succumbed to a first round submission – an ultra rare omoplata – when they clashed at Bellator Birmingham in May. Primus defeated promotional stalwart Michael Chandler to claim the lightweight strap when the doctor stopped their June 2017 clash due to an injury Chandler suffered. Chandler reclaimed the title in December 2018 when he defeated Primus by unanimous decision.
Queally (12-5-1) scored a huge win over fellow top-rated European lightweight Ryan Scope, a former BAMMA champion, in his last outing. After looking in trouble earlier in the fight, the SBG fighter rallied to claim a second-round stoppage. In his Bellator debut, Queally came out of his much anticpated co-main event bout with rival Myles Price on the wrong end of split decision loss.
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