Paul Hughes Set For Bellator Debut On June 22 At 3arena In Dublin

The Professional Fighters League (PFL) is set to tear through Dublin with its Bellator Champions Series on June 22 at the 3Arena. Making his first walk to the PFL cage, Ireland’s own Paul Hughes (11-1) is ready to throw down with Hawaii’s seasoned fighter Bobby King (12-6) in a lightweight slobberknocker.

Topping the bill, Welterweight World Champion Jason Jackson (18-4) squares off against the undefeated menace Ramazan Kuramagomedov (12-0) in a fight that’s set to redefine the division’s pecking order. The night also packs a punch with a women’s featherweight bout featuring Ireland’s Sinead Kavanagh (9-6) clashing with Australia’s Arlene Blencowe (15-10). Both former title contenders are hungry to claw back to the top.

The bantamweights are not to be overlooked, with Russia’s Kasum Kasumov (15-1) duking it out with Brazil’s Matheus Mattos (14-2-1) in a No. 1 contender showdown that promises fireworks. At middleweight, undefeated Hungarian prodigy Norbert Novenyi Jr. (7-0) aims to keep his record spotless against American Top Team’s Dalton Rosta (8-1).

Previously announced, the bout between Peter Queally and Yancy Medeiros has been axed from the lineup, dialing up the anticipation for the remaining fights.

For fight fans across the globe, the Bellator Champions Series Dublin will stream live on Max in the U.S. and on DAZN in the U.K. starting at 5 pm GMT. Irish viewers can catch the action on Virgin Media Television. Next up, truTV will deliver a replay for the U.S. audience the following week, with more broadcast details on the horizon. Tickets are up for grabs at Ticketmaster.ie.

At 27, Paul Hughes exited the regional circuits as a decorated Cage Warriors Featherweight Champion and is now testing the waters at lightweight in the big leagues. With a reputation for finishing fights, Hughes steps into the cage against Bobby King, a battle-tested warrior from Hawaii with a resume featuring some of Bellator’s toughest lightweights.

The 2024 Bellator Champions Series schedule is as follows:

– Friday, May 17 – Bellator Champions Series Paris – Accor Arena

– Saturday, June 22 – Bellator Champions Series Dublin – 3Arena

– Saturday, September 7 – Bellator Champions Series San Diego – Pechanga Arena

– Saturday, September 14 – Bellator Champions Series London – OVO Wembley

– Saturday, October 12 – Bellator Champions Series Chicago – Wintrust Arena

– Saturday, November 16 – Bellator Champions Series Paris – ADIDAS Arena

– Tuesday, December 31 – Bellator Champions Series – TBD

Updated Bellator Champions Series Dublin Main Card:

Max (U.S.) | DAZN (U.K.) | Virgin Media Television (Republic of Ireland)

Saturday, June 22 – 5 pm GMT

Welterweight World Title Bout: C-Jason Jackson (18-4) vs. Ramazan Kuramagomedov (12-0)

Lightweight Bout: Paul Hughes (11-1) vs. Bobby King (12-6)

Women’s Featherweight Bout: Sinead Kavanagh (9-6) vs. Arlene Blencowe (15-10)

Middleweight Bout: Norbert Novenyi Jr. (7-0) vs. Dalton Rosta (8-1)

Bantamweight No. 1 Contender Bout: Kasum Kasumov (15-1) vs. Matheus Mattos (14-2-1)

Light Heavyweight Bout: Simeon Powell (9-1) vs. Abdullah Er-Ramy (7-1)

Bantamweight Bout: Brian Moore (16-10) vs. Francesco Nuzzi (10-1)

Bantamweight Bout: Sarvarjon Khamidov (15-0) vs. Marcirley Alves (12-3)

Featherweight Bout: Nathan Kelly (10-2) vs. Fabacary Diatta (9-1)

Women’s Featherweight Bout: Olena Kolesnyk (9-6) vs. Sara Collins (5-0)

Women’s Featherweight Bout: Michelle Montague (4-0) vs. Karolina Sobek (4-2)

 

Event Details:

  • Date: Saturday, June 22
  • Start Time: 5 pm GMT (12 pm ET/9 am PT)
  • Streaming: Max (U.S.), DAZN (U.K.), Virgin Media Television (Ireland)
  • Venue: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland