Headlining the promotion’s return to Dublin for the first time since November: an undisputed middleweight championship bout between reigning champion, Gegard Mousasi, and the undefeated, Austin Vanderford.
Mousasi, a former DREAM, Strikeforce, and Cage Warriors champion, looks to score the second defense of his second reign as middleweight champion against the unbeaten, Vanderford — most recently stopping John Salter with ground strikes in the third round of their Bellator 264 clash back in August.
For Vanderford, the undefeated Dana White‘s Contender Series alum turned in his eleventh consecutive professional victory at Bellator 259, securing a unanimous decision win over Fabian Edwards.
In the night’s co-headliner — a historic high-profile All-Ireland clash between featherweight contenders, Sinead Kavanagh, and Leah McCourt.
Kavanagh, a native of Dublin, looks to grab a hometown win against McCourt — and subsequently rebound to the winner’s enclosure following a December title knockout loss to defending queen, Cris Cyborg.
For McCourt, the Northern Ireland native improved to 6-1 back in October at Bellator London — securing an impressive unanimous decision victory against Jessica Borga.
Bellator 275 Results: Mousasi vs. Vanderford
Bellator 275 Main Card Results: (Showtime 4 p.m. ET)
Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi (c) def. Austin Vanderford via first round (1:29) TKO (ground strikes)
Featherweight: Sinead Kavanagh def. Leah McCourt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Featherweight: Ciaran Clarke def. Abou Tounkara via first round (5:00) TKO (doctor’s stoppage)
Featherweight: Khasan Magomedsharipov def. Jose Sanchez via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Bantamweight: Jornel Lugo def. Brian Moore via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Bellator 275 Preliminary Card Results: (YouTube/Pluto TV 2 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Brett Johns def. Khurshed Kakhorov via third round (3:00) knockout (ground strikes)
Lightweight: Davy Gallon def. Charlie Leary via second round (3:01) knockout (strikes)
Strawweight: Stephanie Ielo Page def. Danni McCormack via first round (1:46) TKO (strikes)
Lightweight: Darragh Kelly def. Junior Morgan via first round (1:47) submission (guillotine)
Lightweight: Vladimir Tokov def. Daniele Scatizzi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Heavyweight: Gokhan Saricam def. Kirill Sidelnikov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Featherweight: Nathan Kelly def. Scott Pedersen via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight: (146.8lbs) Lee Hammond def. Jamie Hay via first round (3:32) TKO (knee and ground strikes)