Bellator's first show in Dublin has its main event

Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal vs. Satoshi Ishii will headline Bellator 169 in the Irish capital this December

BY Newstalk 11:26 Wednesday 12 October 2016, 11:26 12 Oct 2016

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Bellator will bring it's first show to Dublin this December in collaboration with BAMMA and will see fans of MMA flock to Dublin's 3Arena.

The card will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Muhammed 'King Mo' Lawal and Satoshi Ishii, as per Newstalk Sport contributor Peter Carroll in today's Irish Daily Mirror.

Speaking on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Carroll broke the news of the show which is sure to attract huge numbers for its maiden show in Ireland.

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It was also confirmed today that James Gallagher will now no longer compete at Bellator 164 in Israel and has been moved to this year's Dublin card.

"We were all blown away by the Irish support when James was fighting in London," told the Irish Daily Mirror.

"These guys was singing and shouting throughout the fight and it was really exciting to be there for that. Now, to have James fighting in Dublin along with some other fighters from the market, I expect it to be a real spectacle."

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