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Bellator MMA to celebrate return to Dublin with special fan event

Bellator Dublin fan fest will take place on Sunday, July 10.

DUBLIN, IRELAND - As anticipation builds for Bellator MMA’s third spectacular event in a year at Dublin’s iconic 3Arena, the promotion will hold a special fan event to celebrate one of the most passionate and loyal fan bases on the planet.  

On Sunday, July 10, MMA legends Royce Gracie and coach John Kavanagh and current Irish Bellator stars Peter Queally, Leah McCourt and Ciaran Clarke will be heading to The Square Tallaght, where the Bellator Luas will be stationed for the afternoon, to give fans the opportunity to meet their heroes. It is set to be a showstopping afternoon at the free fan event, with signed merchandise giveaways, competitions and photo opportunities, as Bellator gives thanks to its amazing Irish supporters.  

There will also be the chance for MMA fanatics to have their photo taken with the Bellator ring girls and to take home some fantastic prizes from the event. The first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free Bellator T-shirt to mark what will be a special day in the Irish capital. 

The event, which will take place from 12 p.m. BST will be broadcast live on FM104 for fans unable to make it in person.   

With the countdown for Bellator 285 well underway, the promotion is bracing itself for another exhilarating night of action on Friday, September 23, with home crowd hero Queally taking on Benson Henderson in the main event. In the co-main event Yoel Romero faces Melvin Manhoef in a long-awaited bout that will get pulses racing. They’re joined by a host of home favorites, including James Gallagher, McCourt, Clarke and Brian Moore, who are sure to have the electric local crowd behind them. 

Tickets for Bellator Dublin are now on sale and can be purchased at and

WHAT: Bellator Dublin Fan Fest

WHO: Legendary MMA figures Royce Gracie and coach John Kavanagh, plus Bellator Irish stars Peter Queally, Leah McCourt, Ciaran Clarke and Bellator ring girls Louise and Pam 

WHERE: The Square Tallaght – Dublin, Ireland 

WHEN: Sunday, July 10, 12 p.m. BST  

12 p.m. BST: Social media contest at LUAS stop outside The Square Tallaght encouraging fans to take photos with the BELLATOR Luas and BELLATOR talent, with prize opportunities for winners  

1 p.m. BST: Meet and greet inside The Square Tallaght with Royce Gracie and coach Kavanagh, plus photo opportunities with Peter Queally, Leah McCourt, Ciaran Clarke and the Bellator ring girls  

WHY: A free fan event to celebrate the loudest and proudest fan base in the world. The Irish fans have given Bellator some of its greatest moments and this event will celebrate their passionate contribution! Join us for photo and autograph opportunities, free giveaways with the event broadcast live on FM104 throughout the afternoon 

Fans can see the updated card for "Bellator 285: Henderson vs. Queally" below.

MAIN CARD (Showtime, 4 p.m. ET)

  • Benson Henderson vs. Peter Queally
  • James Gallagher vs. Brett Johns
  • Mads Burnell vs. Pedro Carvalho
  • Leah McCourt vs. Dayana Silva

PRELIMINARY CARD (YouTube, 12:30 p.m. ET)

  • Ciaran Clarke vs. Georges Sasu
  • Brian Moore vs. Arivaldo Lima da Silva
  • Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Kane Mousah
  • Darragh Kelly vs. Kye Stevens
  • Kenny Mokhonoana vs. Alex Bodnar
  • Asael Adjoudj vs. Adam Gustab