Two extra fights have been added to the Bellator London card on Jun. 22 as Okay-1 legend Melvin Manhoef takes on British middleweight Kent Kauppinen and Irish light-weight Peter Queally takes on former BAMMA double champ Terry Brazier.
Bellator introduced the Manhoef vs. Kauppinen conflict by its social media feeds within the early hours of Tuesday morning. The Irish Solar was first to report the Queally vs. Brazier bout.
Manhoef (30-14-1) is a legendary striker who has not contested an MMA bout since April 2017—a fourth spherical head kick loss to former middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho of their Bellator 176 title conflict. The loss was his second in a row by the hands of the Brazilian after he claimed a cut up determination over the Dutch veteran at Bellator 155.
“No Mercy” has claimed many notable scalps throughout his 24-year profession together with Mark Hunt, Kazushi Sakuraba and Evangelista Santos.
Kauppinen (11-Four-Zero) is coming off his gorgeous first-round knockout of Alessio Sakara. The Brit went into the competition on the again of a two-fight skid and dispatched the Italian in a bit of over a minute in entrance of his adoring residence crowd. The knockout win led to the Englishman being signed to a multii-fight take care of Bellator.
Queally (11-5-1) is coming off a split-decision loss to Myles Worth at Bellator 217 in Dublin, Eire. The SBG light-weight was thought of to be certainly one of Bellator’s largest signings as a part of their European Collection acquisitions. Earlier than signing with the promotion, “The Showstopper” was on the verge of competing for the Battle Nights International title.
Brazier (10-2-Zero) was one other extremely thought of fighter earlier than signing with BAMMA on the again of his double title profitable feats with BAMMA. Each a light-weight and welterweight champion with the group, Brazier suffered a fast defeat in his Bellator debut in Newcastle to fellow debutant Chris Bungard.
Try the newest episode of Eurobash. Peter Carroll and Niall McGrath break down the newest additions to the Bellator London card.
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