Bellator returned to Ireland’s capital city last for their 217th show. In the main event, James Gallagher faced Steven Graham in a bantamweight contest. This was James’s first fight since he lost to Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 204, And what a night it was!!
From the first bell to the final the Irish fans were on top form. Most seats were taken for the first fight and from there the fans voice got bigger and bigger till it was like 2014 all over again. With the 3Arena now in full voice belting out a rendition of “Sweet Caroline” it was time for James & Stephen to enter the cage.
In the co-main, we saw Myles Price vs. Peter Queally two men that do not introduce!! Their long-standing beef was put to bed last night, in what was a tough, grinding fight in front of a very vocal fan base of Queally.
Check the full list of results & highlights of last night’s Bellator 217 card:
James Gallagher def. Steven Graham via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:30 of round 1.
Myles Price def. Peter Queally via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Kiefer Crosbie def. Daniel Olejniczak via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:08 of round 1.
Richie Smullen def. Adam Gustab via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).
Charlie Ward def. Jamie Stephenson via KO (strikes) in R1.
Paul Redmond def. Charlie Leary via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Richard Kiely def. Mickael Bucher via TKO (strikes) in R1.
Walter Gahadza def. Ruben Crawford via TKO (strikes) in R1.
Ryan Curtis def. Luis Gonzalez via TKO (strikes) in R1.
Leah McCourt def. Hatice Ozyurt via TKO (doctor stoppage) in R1.
Olga Rubin def. Iony Razafiarison via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28).
Will Fleury def. Shaun Taylor via submission (rear-naked choke) in R2.
Alfie Davies vs. Daniele Scatizzi via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
Chris Duncan def. Sam Slater via TKO (strikes) in R1.
Dylan Logan def. Andrew Murphy via submission (armbar) in R1.
George Courtney def. Ian Cleary via submission (guillotine) in R1.