Bellator Dublin is primed and ready to go down TODAY (Fri., 23 Sept. 2022) inside 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland, featuring a Lightweight bout between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, facing Peter Queally. In the head-to-head action, Melvin Manhoef and Yoel Romero will collide in a Light Heavyweight tilt.
Many readers check in before, during and after the fights to share their thoughts on all the action that will begin at 1 pm ET with YouTube “Prelims” and then transition to Showtime at 3 pm ET for main card action. Feel free to leave a comment (or several) about the attacks and chat with all the other Maniacs during the show — it’s always great fun!
Bellator Dublin Quick Results:
155 lbs: Benson Henderson vs. Peter Queally
205 lbs: Melvin Manhoef vs. Yoel Romero – Romero by third round knockout
145 lbs: Ciaran Clarke vs. Rafael Hudson – Clarke via third round submission (backless choke)
145 lbs: Mads Burnell vs. Pedro Carvalho – Carvalho by unanimous decision
145 lbs: Leah McCourt vs. Dayana Silva – McCourt by unanimous decision
205 lbs: Karl Albrechtsson vs. Karl Moore – Karl Moore by submission (backless choke)
135 lbs: Brian Moore vs. Arivaldo Silva – Moore by unanimous decision
155 lbs: Darragh Kelly vs. Kye Stevens – Kelly by unanimous decision
155 lbs: Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kane Mousah – Mousah by unanimous decision
145 lbs: Kenny Mokhonona vs. Alex Bodnar – Mokhonoana by first round submission (guillotine)
170 lbs: Luca Poclit vs. Dante Schiro – Poclit via second round submission (arm triangle)
145 lbs.: Asaël Adjoudj vs. Jordan Barton – Adjoudj by first round TKO
135 lbs: Brett Johns vs. Jordan Winksi – Johns by unanimous decision
Bellator Dublin Game-by-Game:
155 lbs: Benson Henderson vs. Peter Queally
205 lbs: Melvin Manhoef vs. Yoel Romero
Round 1: Tentative start for both men. They trade low kicks. High kick by Manhoef, he slides to the canvas. Low kick by Romero and he drops Manhoef..not sure with what. Side control for Romero. Big shots from Romero. Side check for “Soldier of God”. Half guard now for Romero, not doing much with it. Romero is looking for an American. He has it locked on for a moment before Manhoef escapes. Romero is still in side control, Manhoef like a fish out of water after he hits the ground. Not the most exciting round but Romero takes it. 10-9 Rosemary.
Round 2: A kick to the midsection lands from Manhoef. Low kick against Romero. Romero tags in Manhoefl and sends him flying back for a moment. He regroups. Both men are still trying to commit. Romero swarms in and lands a big right hand. Manhoef needs to let go of his hands. Romero shoots for a takedown, Manhoef defends well but eats a right hand for his efforts. Romero drops to one knee, fakes a takedown. Mahoef bites. Low kick lands south of the line for Manhoef, Romero shakes it off. Romero tags Manhoef with a left hand that rocks him momentarily. Flying knee attempt by “Soldier of God”, blocked by Manhoef. 10-9 Rosemary
Round 3: Manhoef has to show something here. And he is taken down by Romero. Side control for Romero. Romero climbs up and he starts landing some huge elbows, now unloading big bombs on a helpless Manhoef and he’s gone! WOW. Rosemary out of nowhere.
Final result: Romero def. Manhoef by third-round knockout
145 lbs: Mads Burnell vs. Pedro Carvalho
Round 1: Both men come out swinging. Burnell takes Carvalho over. He takes his back. Carvalho fighting it out but Burnell slams him to the cage. Carvalho bounces back. Action against the cage. Nice knees from Carvalho land to the midsection. Burnell shoots for a takedown and he gets it. Carvalho fights back to his feet, but he has Burnell draped all over him. Burnell counters him again but Carvalho rebounds quickly. Burnell pops a nice combo before he shoots for another takedown. Carvalho can’t get away from Burnell, who dominates this round. Carvalho finally separated and he starts to land before he is taken down, yet again. 10-9 Burnell.
Round 2: Carvalho starts with low kicks, Nice jab work by Carvalho. Burnell lands a huge left, shoots for a takedown and he gets it. Burnell looking for the back-bare choke. Shots to the side of Burnell’s head. They fight as Carvalho tries to escape, Burnell isn’t having it. They separate and Carvalho is taken down again. This is a masterclass in removal for Burnell, I’ve lost count. Burnell again looking for the back-bare choke. Carvalho escapes and he is now in top control. But only for a second when Burnell makes a nice swing. In side control now. Burnell takes Carvalho’s back. Guess what? Burnell takes down Carvalho… again… easily. Carvalho fights his way back up and he has the advantage on the feet. He now shoots for the takedown and he gets it. Burnell looks a little tired. Big elbows from Carvalho as the round ends. 10-9 Burnell
Round 3: Carvalho opens the round strong. High kick connects. Burnell really doesn’t have much on his feet. Nice low kick from Carvalho. Carvalho really peppering Burnell, who then looks for the takedown. Carvalho pushes Burnell up against the cage and he unloads knees from the clinch and he takes Burnell down. Side control for Carvalho who picked up a second win while Burnell looks absolutely worn out. Nice elbows from Carvalho. Burnell isn’t really trying to get out of this position, he’s exhausted. Carvalho tries to mount. Nice round from Carvalho who beats away on Burnell…but maybe not enough to get the win.
Final result: Carvalho def. Burnell by unanimous decision
145 lbs: Leah McCourt vs. Dayana Silva
Round 1: Silva starts with a big right hand. McCourt eats it. Look like a collision if heads. McCourt lands a nice combo and then a knee up the middle. McCourt pushes Silva up against the cage and drops knees to the midsection. McCourt takes Silva’s back. Silva trying to escape. McCourt trying for the takedown and she lands a knee to Silva’s face. Silva manages to reverse position and now has McCourt against the cage. Nice right hand from McCourt, and another. Silva shoots for the takedown and she gets it. McCourt fights her way back to her feet. 10-9 McCourt.
Round 2: Silva swinging wildly. McCourt with some jabs. Some sloppy striking shapes up both men to open the round. McCourt is starting to tighten it up. Nice low kick lands for Silva, McCourt lands a nice uppercut. Silva with a kick to the body and a looping left hand that somehow lands. McCourt with a straight right, then a knee to the head as Silva ducks. Another wild strike from Silva, catches nothing but air. Low kick lands for McCourt. McCourt sporting a glow in her right eye. McCourt pushes Silva up against the cage, Silva reverses position. Knees to the midsection from Silva. Silva possesses a nice left hand. Close round. 10-9 Silva.
Round 3: A thrust kick starts things off for McCourt. A looping right hand lands for Silva, then a left. Silva is starting to find her groove. McCourt needs to pick up the pace, but her eyes are starting to swell, cut below her left. One-two misses for McCourt and again, Silva swinging wildly. Low kick for Silva. There are three minutes left in a tight contest. Silva rushes in and grabs nothing but air with her onslaught of strikes. McCourt with another jab, she shoots for a takedown but it’s stuffed. Silva pushes her foe up against the cage. Knees to the midsection from Silva. McCourt started strong, but I have Silva taking the last two rounds. McCourt’s offense is slowing down. Nice right hand from McCourt, then a left jab. Silva shoots for the tkaedown, takes McCourt’s back as the round comes to an end. 10-9 Silva
Final result: McCourt def. Silva by unanimous decision
145 lbs: Ciaran Clarke against Rafael Hudson
Round 1: Hudson opens with a low kick, then a left hook to the bod and then a right hand tat drops Clarke! He swarms and is now on full guard. Clarke shakes off the cobwebs. Fighting for position and Clarke looking for an armbar. Hudson snaps out of it. Back in full guard. Clarke firing elbows from the bottom and Hudson returns fire. Clarke trying for another armbar and Hudson again comes out and lands a huge hammerfist before getting back into the guard position. Clarke is breathing heavily after having Hudson all over him in round one. 10-9 Hudson
Round 2: Clarke comes out aggressive and eats an elbow to the head and then a flying knee. That’s enough to make him shoot inside. Bad move as Hudson now lands bombs. Hudson is half-guarded now, transitioning to full. Clarke again with the elbows. Clarke manages to fight back to her feet and they separate. Hudson has a punching style, It’s effective so far. He tries a flying knee and he slides. Clarke is now half-guarded. He’s looking for a back-bare choke, no dice. Side check now for Clarke. Lots of fighting on the ground, Clarke looking at submissions while Hudson tries to survive. 10-9 Clarke
Round 3: Clarke shoots for the takedown and he gets it right away. Side control and he transitions to guard. Hudson gives up his back for a moment and Clark now goes for a back-bare choke. Shots to the side of the head for Clarke, winning points in an even fight. Clarke tries to flatten Hudson, he has both hooks in. Backless choke test. He has one arm under his chin and Hudson escapes momentarily. Clarke continues to work for it. He how it locked it and Hudson taps! Great return for Clarke.
Final result: Clarke def. Hudson via third-round submission (back-naked choke)
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