Bellator MMA returns to Ireland for Bellator 285, which is headlined by an anticipated lightweight main event.
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 while 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, "Smooth" re-signed with the promotion. This key victory put an end to three straight defeats for the veteran lightweight. He'll look to go on his first win streak since 2019 by prevailing here.
"The Showstopper" has won two of his last three bouts, splitting matchups with Patricky Freire in his last two outings. While he was on the wrong side of a TKO in his last fight for the vacant title, Queally will look to get back into lightweight contention with a win. The Dublin-based 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 on Friday. Meanwhile, prelims begin at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT.
Bellator 285 Weigh-in Results:Benson Henderson (155.4) vs. Peter Queally (154.2)
Yoel Romero (205.9) vs. Melvin Manhoef (205.7)
Leah McCourt (146) vs. Dayana Silva (146)
Mads Burnell (145.8) vs. Pedro Carvalho (146)
Ciaran Clarke (149.2) vs. Rafael Hudson (149.8)
Brett Johns (135.7) vs. Jordan Winski (135)
Brian Moore (135.7) vs. Arivaldo Lima da Silva (135.9)
Karl Albrektsson (205.2) vs. Karl Moore (205.8)
Darragh Kelly (155.2) vs. Kye Stevens (155.2)
Georgi Karakhanyan (156) vs. Kane Mousah (155.7)
Kenny Mokhonoana (146) vs. Alex Bodnar (145.6)
Asael Adjoudj (146) vs. Jordan Barton (146)
Luca Poclit (169.7) vs. Dante Schiro (169.9)
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