Belfast native Karl Moore will problem for the promotion’s vacant gentle heavyweight title in March, it has been reported.
The March 22 occasion in Northern Eire would be the organisation’s first occasion since its buy by the PFL final 12 months and can function Moore going through off with Corey Anderson for the title lately vacated by Vadim Nemkov, who has moved north the heavyweight fold. A venue has but to be confirmed however it stands to cause that the SSE Area, which has a capability of above 10,000, can be the doubtless selection. Ariel Helwani was the primary to report the information.
The occasion would be the first Bellator card held in Belfast since a February 2017 present headlined by the previous gentle heavyweight champion, Liam McGeary, who took on Brett McDermott in a catchweight bout after authentic opponent Chris Fields withdrew as a result of harm.
Anderson, a former UFC fighter, is 17-6 in his skilled profession and was most lately seen profitable a break up choice towards Phil Davis final summer season. The bout will probably be his third shot on the Bellator 205-pound title in his final 4 fights, after a no-contest and a defeat to Nemkov — each occurring in 2022.
Moore, in the meantime, is a former Cage Warriors heavyweight champion and has received every his final 4 bouts (12-2 total), together with a formidable end of the skilled Karl Albrektsson in Dublin in September 2022.