Charlie Ward Targeted For Fight At Bellator 200 In London
SBG Ireland welterweight Charlie Ward looks set to compete on Bellator 200 on May 25 according to his head coach John Kavanagh.
Speaking at Bellator 196 in Budapest, Hungary last weekend, Kavanagh told KO Media that he doesn’t know if featherweight James Gallagher will feature on the London card, but that Ward will be returning to the Bellator cage at that event.
“Gallagher is staying ready and he’s training whilst he’s here just in case, he’s not on the card yet, but who knows” Kavanagh said.
“He’s taking care of himself and you never know with this sport, this sport is crazy and anything can happen.
“We have Pedro on, he’s got a tough fight and he just got that announced yesterday.
“I’m really excited about that. Pedro is a workhorse, he really pushes himself and he gave up everything Portugal to be there.
“We have him, Charlie Ward is on the card and who knows, let’s see what happens with James.”
Our sources close to the promotion have suggested that Ward is yet to sign his bout agreement, but that they are expecting him to be added to the fight card in due course.
It’s worth noting that Ward has also posted on social media that he will be fighting on the card:
Ward, a longtime friend of Conor McGregor, was one of the men who accompanied the former UFC lightweight champion to Brooklyn last week and was present during the scenes that led to McGregor’s arrest.
Last time Ward fought for Bellator, McGregor was involved in an altercation with referee Marc Goddard after he made his way into the cage after seeing his teammate win. Ward defeated John Redmond via TKO in round one, but the result of the fight was marred by the ugly scenes that followed after.
Should Ward get the contract signed for Bellator 200, it will be his second fight under the Bellator banner since leaving the UFC.
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With two MMA fighters with important tests at #Bellator196, Coach Kavanagh is quietly confident that they will leave Budapest victorius and he also looks forward to the headline #Bellator200 in London in May as star Featherweight, James Gallagher, sits out this event with a hand injury
Publicerat av KO Media den 6 april 2018