Taking main event status on the promotion’s return to Dublin — the vacant lightweight title is up for grabs between Peter ‘The Showstopper’ Queally and division veteran, Patricky ‘Pitbull’ Freire — as the pair rematch following a May matchup earlier this year.
Initially matching up at Bellator 258, Waterford native, Queally managed to score an eventual second round TKO victory due to a doctor’s stoppage at the end of the frame, after he opened up a significant laceration on the hairline of Pitbull via a series of slashing elbows from the bottom.
The win came as Queally’s second straight under the promotion’s banner following an impressive rallying effort against common-foe, Ryan Scope back at the 3Arena in September of 2019.
For Brazilian veteran, Pitbull, the loss came as his second consecutively following a unanimous decision loss to Tofiq Musayev under the Rizin FF banner back in December 2019.
In the night’s co-headliner, a pivotal bantamweight matchup between streaking grappling standout, James ‘The Strabanimal’ Gallagher and the #3 ranked one-time title challenger, Patchy ‘No Love’ Mix.
Unbeaten in his last four on the bounce, Strabane native, Gallagher most recently headlined Bellator Euro Series 9 in October of last year in Milan, Italy — submitting Cal Ellenor with a first round rear-naked choke.
For New York native, Mix, the one-time bantamweight title challenger returned from his first career loss in May — stopping short-notice replacement, Albert Morales with a third round arm-triangle.
Bellator 270 Results: Queally vs. Pitbull 2
Main Card: (Showtime (US) BBC iPlayer (UK) Virgin Media Two & Virgin Media Sport (Ireland) 9 p.m. GMT 5 p.m. ET 2 p.m. PT)
Lightweight: Patricky Pitbull def. Peter Queally via second round (1:00) TKO (strikes)
Bantamweight: Patchy Mix def. James Gallagher via third round (0:39) submission (guillotine)
Lightweight: Pedro Carvalho def. Daniel Weichel via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Featherweight: Ilias Bulaid def. Georges Sasu via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Preliminary Card: (Bellator MMA YouTube channel Showtime (US) BBC iPlayer (UK) Virgin Media Two & Virgin Media Sport (Ireland) 6 p.m. GMT 2 p.m. ET 11 a.m. PT)
Featherweight: Ciaran Clarke def. Jordan Barton via third round (4:11) submission (rear-naked choke)
Lightweight: Daniele Scatizzi def. Brian Hooi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight: Lee Chadwick def. Arunas Andriuskevicus via split decision (29-28, 30-27, 28-29)
Heavyweight: Gokhan Saricam def. Charlie Milner via first round (0:15) TKO (ground strikes)
Welterweight: Nicolo Solli def. Bobby Pallett via split decision (30-27, 29-28, 28-29)
Strawweight: Danni Neilan def. Audrey Kerouche via third round (3:58) TKO (ground strikes)
Welterweight: Yusuf Nazokatov def. Stephen Costello via second round (2:24) submission (heel hook)