Myles Jury to Make Promotional Debut vs. Benson Henderson in Bellator 227 Main Event

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 22, 2019


Recent signee Myles Jury will make his first promotional foray against Benson Henderson in the Bellator 227 headliner in Dublin on Sept. 27.

The California-based organization announced the lightweight clash on Monday. Bellator 227 takes place at the 3Arena and will also see Brandon Girtz square off against Paul Redmond in a 155-pound co-main event. The Bellator 227 portion of the card will air via tape delay on Paramount Network and Dazn in the United States.

As part of the dual-broadcast event, the previously announced bout between James Gallagher and Callum Ellenor will serve as the featured matchup for the Bellator “Dublin” European Series card. The three-bout lineup also includes a welterweight tilt between Michael Page and Richard Kiely and a lightweight scrap pitting Ryan Scope against Peter Queally. Bellator “Dublin” will be available live globally via the Bellator Mobile App.

Jury exited the UFC on the heels of back-to-back losses to Chad Mendes and Andre Fili. “Fury” compiled an 8-4 mark in the Octagon, earning notable triumphs over the likes of Diego Sanchez, Takanori Gomi and Michael Johnson.

“I’m happy to continue my MMA journey with Bellator,” Jury said in a release. “I’m excited to return to work against a guy like Benson [Henderson] and immediately make an impact in Bellator’s lightweight division. I’m only 30 years old and still believe that my best years are ahead of me.”

Henderson, meanwhile, is currently on a three-bout winning streak after besting Roger Huerta, Saad Awad and Adam Piccolotti in succession. The former UFC lightweight king is 4-3 since signing with Bellator MMA.

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