MMA returns to Ireland for
Bellator 285, which is headlined by an anticipated lightweight
The headline fight will see former champion Benson
Henderson take on Irish contender Peter
Queally over five rounds. Both headliners looked great on the
scale, with “Smooth” weighing 155.4 pounds and his Irish opponent
officially came in at a trim 154.2 pounds. All fighters
successfully made weight for the 13-fight card.
Henderson (29-11) made it clear he still had more left in the tank
in his last bout against Islam
Mamedov. After taking a split decision win, “Bendo” re-signed
with the promotion. This key victory came after three straight
defeats for the veteran lightweight. He’ll look to go on his first
win streak since 2019 with a victory here.
“The Showstopper” has won two of his last three bouts, splitting
fights with Patricky
Freire in his last two outings. While he was on the wrong side
of a TKO in his last fight, Queally will look to get back into
lightweight contention with a win here. The Dublin fighter holds a
2-2 record inside the promotion.
Bellator 285’s main card will stream live on Showtime at 4 p.m.
ET/1 p.m. PT. Meanwhile, prelims begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
Bellator285 Weigh-in Results:
Henderson (155.4) vs. Peter
Romero (205.9) vs. Melvin
McCourt (146) vs. Dayana
Burnell (145.8) vs. Pedro
Clarke (149.2) vs. Rafael
Albrektsson (205.2) vs. Karl Moore
Moore (135.7) vs. Arivaldo
Lima da Silva (135.9)
Johns (135.7) vs. Jordan
Kelly (155.2) vs. Kye Stevens
Karakhanyan (156) vs. Kane Mousah
Mokhonoana (146) vs. Alex Bodnar
Adjoudj (146) vs. Jordan
Poclit (169.7) vs. Dante
Bellator 285 Weigh-in Results: All Fighters Make Weight