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Bellator Dublin: All You Need To Know About MMA's Return To The 3Arena

Bellator Dublin: All You Need To Know About MMA's Return To The 3Arena
By Jonathan Byrne Updated

As most sporting worlds are returning to normality, mixed martial arts is finally getting back to business with Bellator Dublin.

The return of Bellator to the 3Arena will also signal the return of large-scale MMA events to Ireland. It's been over 20 months since Bellator last held an event here.

In total, they have held five events on Irish soil. Bellator 270 will be latest chapter in the U.S. promotion's venture into the Emerald Isle.

As with every Bellator event, the stakes get higher and higher. Three Irish fighters feature on a four-fight main card, with plenty of homegrown talent on the prelims.

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So here's all you need to know about Bellator Dublin's return to the 3Arena:

When is Bellator 270 on?

It takes place on November 5th, 2021.

Where is Bellator 270 taking place?

Dublin's 3Arena will be the home once again for the MMA event.

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What time is the event on at?

The preliminary action gets underway at 6pm Irish time with doors open at 5:30pm. Main card starts at 9pm.

Who's headlining the card?

Waterford native Peter Queally fights Brazilian Patricky 'Pitbull' Freire for the lightweight title.

Who's co-headlining the card?

'The Strabanimal' James Gallagher fights American Patchy Mix in the co-main event.

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Are there other Irish fighters on the main card?

There is some Irish interest with SBG trained Pedro Carvalho taking on Bellator veteran Daniel Weichel.

Which Irish fighters are on the prelims?

Undefeated featherweight Ciaran Clark is in action, as well as Danni Neilan who's fighting for the fourth time under the Bellator banner. There are pro debuts for amateurs Darragh Kelly and Stephen Costello as well.

How many fights are on the card?

There are eight preliminary fights and four main card bouts. Twelve in total.

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How much is tickets?

Tickets start at €59.85, with €70.70 options for those who want to be closer to the action. For ringside tickets, it'll cost you €156.25, and premium ringside tickets are a cool €306.25.

Where can I get tickets?

You can still purchase tickets from Ticketmaster at the link here.

Can I watch the event at home?

Virgin Media will be showing the event. It'll be on Virgin Media Two and Virgin Media Sport. It's also on for fans in the UK on the BBC iPlayer.

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See Also: The Veteran Waterford Man On The Brink Of MMA Royalty

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