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Paul Hughes added to Bellator’s upcoming Dublin card

Former Cage Warriors champion Paul Hughes will fight at Bellator’s return to the Irish capital this summer, it has been confirmed. Derry native Hughes (11-1), considered by many to be among the best prospects in the sport, spurned the advances of the UFC earlier this year to sign a high profile deal with the Professional

Paul Hughes added to Bellator’s upcoming Dublin card

Former Cage Warriors champion Paul Hughes will combat at Bellator’s return to the Irish capital this summer season, it has been confirmed.

Derry native Hughes (11-1), thought of by many to be among the many finest prospects within the sport, spurned the advances of the UFC earlier this yr to signal a excessive profile take care of the Skilled Fighters League (PFL) and can make his debut with its sister promotion, Bellator, in Dublin’s 3Arena on June 22.

Hughes will combat the 40-year-old American light-weight Bobby King, who has been defeated in every of his previous two fights.

As a part of Hughes’ PFL deal, he can be entered into the promotion’s light-weight event in each 2025 and 2026; with every having a prize of $1 million for the winner.

Hughes has gained every of his previous 5 fights since his sole profession loss up to now towards Jordan Vucenic in 2020 — a defeat he avenged two years later.

The Bellator Dublin card can be headlined by a welterweight title combat between champion Jason Jackson and the unbeaten Russian Ramazan Kuramagomedov.

It has additionally been confirmed that SBG Eire veteran Sinead Kavanagh will characteristic on the cardboard, the place she takes on Arlene Blencowe in a rematch of an August 2017 combat gained by the Australian by break up choice.

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