Belfast Brawl: PFL Revamps Bellator in Global Showdown – March 22 at The SSE Arena

The Professional Fighters League, now bigger and bolder after gobbling up Bellator, is throwing a right hook with the launch of its first Bellator Champions Series event in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The date’s set, folks: March 22 at The SSE Arena, Belfast. Brace yourselves for a night where leather meets chin in the most polite way possible.

These Bellator Champions Series shindigs will be popping up in MMA hotspots worldwide, boasting title fights and top-ranked scrappers on every bill. It’s all part of a swanky deal with DAZN, kicking off with Bellator 302. For fans in the UK, Italy, Portugal, and a few other European spots, prime time just got a whole lot punchier, thanks to DAZN.

PFL’s head honcho, Peter Murray, couldn’t contain his glee, announcing this grand MMA makeover. It’s all about champion vs. champion, with the Bellator belt holders duking it out with the cream of the crop. DAZN’s Pete Oliver chimed in, praising the tie-up as a knockout move for MMA’s growth, promising top-drawer clashes that’ll have fans at the edge of their seats, all streamed on their award-winning app.

The opening act, Bellator 302, is headlined by a scrap for the vacant Light Heavyweight title between Corey Anderson and Belfast’s own Karl Moore. Not to be outdone, Leah McCourt squares off against Sinead Kavanagh in a rematch that’s got the town talking.

Tickets are up for grabs starting February 6 for those in the know, with the general riff-raff getting a crack at them on February 7 via Ticketmaster. Show up early; the fun starts at 4 pm with prelims at 5 pm.

As the PFL flexes its muscles post-Bellator buyout, it’s not just about the brawls. They’re on a mission to spotlight talent from corners of the globe often left in the shadows, all while stacking the deck with global stars.

For the main dish, we’ve got Anderson looking to snag that elusive Light Heavyweight title, going toe-to-toe with local lad Moore, who’s been tearing through the division. And in the co-main event, featherweights McCourt and Kavanagh are set to settle old scores in what promises to be a barnburner.

The PFL’s shaking up the MMA world with its unique sports-season format, boasting a roster that’s just as stacked as the UFC’s. With its eyes set on global domination, the PFL’s tech-savvy approach and worldwide broadcast reach are making waves.

  • Bellator Champions Series to consist of eight star studded global events featuring Title Fights on every card
  • Bellator Champions Series set to launch in Belfast, Northern Ireland on March 22 at The SSE Arena, Belfast
  • Belfast’s Karl Moore faces Corey Anderson for the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship and Belfast’s Leah McCourt faces Sinead Kavanagh at Bellator 302
  • Bellator Champions Series events to be staged in MMA growth markets throughout the U.S., Europe and other international regions
  • Belfast tickets available this Wednesday, February 7 at Ticketmaster.ie

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