Wexford-born bantamweight, Brian Moore is ready for one more look underneath the Bellator banner on their upcoming September 23. card within the capital – drawing submission skilled, promotional newcomer, Arivaldo Lima da Silva at The 3Arena occasion.
Moore, who featured on dwelling soil again in February at Bellator 275, suffered his second consecutive loss within the type of a unanimous determination defeat towards surging division contender, Jornel Lugo in a high-profile bantamweight displaying.
For da Silva, the Brazilian boasts a 19-10(1) and is presently using a 5 battle successful run, most not too long ago stopping Wagner Lima with a unanimous determination victory in his native Brazil in July of final 12 months. Irish reporter, Peter Carroll was first to report Moore’s return towards da Silva.
“In response to sources, Wexford’s Brian Moore (14-9-0) will face off towards Arivaldo Lima da Silva (19-10-0, 1 NC) at Bellator Dublin on September twenty third.,” Carroll tweeted. This card is getting very tasty.”
That includes 3 times underneath the Scott Coker-led banner final 12 months alone, Moore started the annum with a unanimous determination victory over Jordan Winski in a one-sided affair at Bellator 263.
Returning at Bellator 269 in Moscow, Moore confronted hometown standout, Nikita Mikhailov, struggling a unanimous determination defeat regardless of a late rallying effort and slew of offensive grappling setups.
A Bellator function since December 2016, Moore has managed to land 5 victories throughout his stint with the group, defeating Michal Horejsi, Giorgio Belsanti, Son Le Binh, Simone D’Anna, and the aforenoted, Winski. The adept finisher has landed six profession submission wins to go together with 4 additional knockout stoppage successes.
Going through a major submission menace in September, Moore attracts da Silva – who himself has locked up a powerful 11 separate submission wins throughout his skilled profession – largely spent on the Brazilian regional circuit.
In standout victories for da Silva, he has bested the likes of Ranieri Zenidim, Carlos Diogo, Michel Lima, Diego Davella, and Diego Santos.
Bellator Dublin takes place on September 23. from The 3Arena in Dublin, Eire – with a headlining bout for the showcase but to be official confirmed by the group.
Excessive-profile matchups together with, Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoef, Benson Henderson vs. Peter Queally, and James Gallagher vs. Brett Johns are set to function on the capital occasion, nonetheless.
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