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Bellator 217: Several female bouts added to Dublin card

Bellator recently confirmed that several female featherweight bouts as well as a male lightweight matchup have been added to their upcoming Dublin card in February.

Dublin native Sinead Kavanagh (5-3-0) will have the hometown advantage when she takes on undefeated Israeli Olga Rubin (5-0-0). Kavanagh is 2-3-0 in Bellator since debuting in December 2016 and will be looking to return to the win column after a TKO loss in her last fight with Jenny Harding.

Rubin cruised to a decision win over Cindy Dandois in her last contest at Bellator 209.

On the prelims, Leah McCourt (1-1-0) takes on Hatch Ozyurt (2-6-0) in the other female featherweight bout.

In the lightweight division, Paul Redmond (14-7-0) returns to take on Charlie Leary (15-9-1), while featherweights Richie Smullen (3-1-1) and Adam Gustab (3-3-0) debut against each other.

The current card is:

Main card

James Gallagher (7-1) vs. Steven Graham (6-3)

Peter Queally (11-4-1) vs. Myles Price (10-7)

Sinead Kavanagh (5-3) vs. Olga Rubin (5-0)


Kiefer Crosbie (5-0) vs. Daniel Olejniczak (3-2-1)

Will Fleury (4-1) vs. Shaun Taylor (8-1)

Karl Moore (8-2) vs. Yannick Bahati (8-4-1 NC)

Ryan Curtis (4-1) vs. Luis Gonzalez (8-4)

Ian Cleary (1-1) vs. Micky Doran (0-0-0)

Walter Gahadza (17-3) vs. Ruben Crawford (16-3)

Sam Slater (2-0) vs. Chris Duncan (3-0)

Paul Redmond (14-7) vs. Charlie Leary (15-9-1)

Richard Kiely (2-1) vs. Mickael Bucher (3-4)

Leah McCourt (1-1) vs. Hatice Ozyurt (2-6)

John Redmond (7-13) vs. George Tokkos (4-0)

Richie Smullen (3-1-1) vs. Adam Gustab (3-3)

Dylan Logan (2-3) vs. Andrew Murphy (1-2)

The main card will be aired free on the Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT as well as on


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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