ByMatt Juul, writer at
MMA and Entertainment Writer
Matt Juul

International MMA fans are in for a treat this weekend as Bellator and BAMMA are once again teaming up for a stacked night of fights in Belfast on Friday.

The joint card kicks off with BAMMA 28, featuring three title fights and the return of UFC veteran and Northern Ireland's own Norman Parke. Fellow The Ultimate Fighter alum Jonathan Brookins is also scheduled to throw down at this weekend's event.

The Bellator 173 portion of the card is headlined by European star and former light-heayweight champion Liam McGeary, who's set to take on newcomer Vladimir Filipovic.

If you're excited for the packed night of fights, check out our guide to exactly where, when, and how you can watch BAMMA 28 and Bellator 173.

BAMMA 28 on FloCombat

Photo by Per Haljestam / USA Today Sports
Photo by Per Haljestam / USA Today Sports

U.S. fans are in for an early start on Friday, as 28 is set to stream live on FloCombat in the early afternoon.

"Stormin Norman" Parke will look for his second straight win since leaving the UFC when he takes on Dublin's Paul Redmond in the main event. The main card will also feature a trio of title fights, including a lightweight scrap between Rhys McKee and Tim Barnett, a featherweight showdown between Ronnie Mann and Damien Lapilus, as well as an interim flyweight title match-up between Dominique Wooding and Andy Young.

Former TUF competitor Jonathan Brookins will also be fighting at BAMMA 28 on Friday, as he hopes to end a three-fight losing skid when he takes on Decky Dalton.


When: Friday, February 24, 2017, at 2:30 PM (Eastern Time) 11:30 AM (Pacific Time)

Who Is Fighting:

  • Norman Parke vs. Paul Redmond
  • Dominique Wooding vs. Andy Young
  • Damien Lapilus vs. Ronnie Mann
  • Rhys McKee vs. Tim Barnett
  • Decky Dalton vs. Jonathan Brookins
  • Daniel Olejniczak vs. Jonathan Reid
  • Jai Herbert vs. Steve Owens
  • Daniel Rutkowski vs. Niall Smith
  • Adam Gustab vs. Paul Hughes
  • Stephen Kilifin vs. Andrew Murphy
  • Will Fluery vs. Kyle Mclurkin
  • Glenn Irvine vs. Keith McCabe

Bellator 173 on Spike TV

Following the BAMMA action, is set to put on a four fight main card, headlined by former champ Liam McGeary.

The British fighter was originally set to face Chris Fields, however, an injury forced him off the card. Bellator newcomer Vladimir Filipovic will now step in to fight McGeary.

Rounding out the card is a featherweight battle between James Gallagher and Kirill Medveodovsky as well as a women's catchweight match-up between Sinead Kvanagh and Iony Razafiarison. Colin "Freakshow" Fletcher, another TUF alum, is also set to make his Bellator debut as he takes on Alex Lohore.

Where: Tape delay broadcast on Spike TV (Check your local listings)

When: Friday, February 24, 2017, at 9 PM (Eastern Time) 6 PM (Pacific Time)

Who Is Fighting:

  • Liam McGeary vs. Vladimir Filipovic
  • James Gallagher vs. Kirill Medvedovsky
  • Sinead Kavanagh vs. Iony Razafiarison
  • Colin Fletcher vs. Alex Lohore

Bellator 173/BAMMA 28 Ticket Info

If you happen to be in the Belfast area for Friday's event, here's everything you need to know about gate times, ticket information, and more for Bellator 173 and BAMMA 28.

Where: The SSE Arena Belfast, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Gates Open: Friday, February 24, 2017, at 5:00 PM (Greenwich Mean Time)

Tickets: Available through Ticketmaster


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