Bellator 173: “McGeary vs. Fields” takes place Feb. 24, 2017, at SSE Arena in Belfast, northern Ireland. It’s a quick return to Europe for the mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion following the “King Mo vs. Ishii” card in Dublin back in Dec. 2016. One familiar face from that card is also making a quick return — “The Strabanimal” James Gallagher — facing an opponent to be determined. The undefeated (5-0) Featherweight will need some quality competition for the show to test his mettle.
In the main event of the evening, though, a fighter who has already been well tested, Liam McGeary (11-1) — who until he faced “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis last November held an unblemished record — will be featured. The former Light Heavyweight champion has been booked to face Dublin’s Chris Fields (11-7-1). Although Fields’ record is middling, he does come into the fight having submitted Dan Konecke in the first round at BAMMA 24, and his experience makes him a dangerous opponent for anyone.
Future bouts will be announced at a later date. Meanwhile, check out Bellator 173′s current line up:
Bellator 173 “McGeary vs. Fields” Main Card (Spike TV):
Light Heavyweight: Liam McGeary (11-1) vs. Chris Fields (11-7-1)
Featherweight: James Gallagher (5-0) vs. TBD
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