On Wednesday, Bellator confirmed that SBG protege and Conor McGregor training partner, Peter Queally will meet former teammate Myles Price on the highly touted Bellator 218 card in Dublin, Ireland.
The fight will take place at lightweight and will headline the main card February 23rd 2019 at 3 Arena.
Queally (11-4-1) was signed to the Bellator roster in September after a campaign at Russian MMA promotion, Fight Nights Global starting in 2016. He competed four times under the FNG banner going 2-1-1. After winning his promotional debut unanimous decision against Igor Egorov, the SBG fighter dropped a majority decision to Islam Begidov before a controversial draw with Kuat Khamitov, the latter result being overturned from a majority decision loss.
His last appearance for FNG was undoubtedly his most impressive as “The Showstopper” scored a sensational first-round knockout against David Khachatryan in the headline act of FNG 87.
Price (10-7-0) is a former SBG teammate of Queally’s who signed for Bellator in July after picking up a loss in his fight against Norman Parke under the Brave Combat Federation banner.
Price called for a showdown with Queally on a recent episode of MMA Fighting’s Eurobash podcast where he was quoted saying:
“I was meant to fight Peter Queally, I think it was twice now, and he pulled out twice. He didn’t give my team any reason as to why he pulled out. I’d like to fight him because of that, to be honest,”
On a side note, both Queally and Pryce spent time on the opoosite side of the fence in the run-up to Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 229 lightweight title fight. Queally helped with preparations inside the Irishman’s camp, and Myles Pryce was present at AKA on the Khabib side.
– Brad Dalrymple
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