SBG’s Chris Fields has just lined up the most high profile bout of his career.
Fields, a former contestant on The Ultimate Fighter, will meet England’s former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary in the main event of Bellator’s first visit to Northern Ireland on February 28th.
Bellator president Scott Coker confirmed the news to ESPN overnight, as reported by SevereMMA.
Coker also suggested that it’s likely that James Gallagher will also compete on the card.
Fields, a former Cage Warriors middleweight champion, was scheduled to compete at last month’s BAMMA 27 card in Dublin but a last minute illness suffered by his opponent Andy Clamp forced his withdrawal.
McGeary lost his Bellator 205-pound strap to Phil Davis at Bellator 163. He had previously defended his title against Tito Ortiz, having won the belt in Bellator’s light heavyweight tournament final from Emmanuel Newton at Bellator 134.
The Bellator event will once again be co-promoted with BAMMA, who will headline their portion of the card with a battle between two UFC veterans in Paul Redmond and Norman Parke.
The BAMMA 28/Bellator 173 card will come to you from the SSE Arena, Belfast on 24th February 2017.