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Benson Henderson to meet Myles Jury in Bellator 227 headliner

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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It didn’t take long for Myles Jury to land himself a high-profile fight in Bellator.

Less than a week after it was announced that the 12-fight UFC veteran had joined the promotion, Jury (17-4) is scheduled to meet former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson (27-8) in the main event of Bellator 227 on Sept. 27, which takes place in Dublin, Ireland. MMA Fighting confirmed the bout with officials after Jury made the announcement to ESPN.

A previously announced bantamweight matchup between James Gallagher (9-1) and Cal Ellenor (8-2) has been given headliner status on the Bellator Dublin card that takes place on the same day. Similar to how the recent Bellator London/Bellator 223 card had a double headliner of Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. and Paul Daley vs. Erick Silva and was broadcast through multiple outlets, Bellator Dublin/Bellator 227 will follow a similar schedule.

The Bellator Dublin card will also air on Sept. 27 with the prelims and main card (featuring Gallagher-Ellenor as well as a previously announced welterweight bout between Michael Page and Richard Kiely) on the Bellator app. The Bellator 227 portion will air on tape delay in the U.S. on Paramount Network and the DAZN streaming service and will feature the Henderson-Jury fight.

After starting his pro career 15-0, Jury lost four of his last six fights in the UFC before parting ways with the promotion. He will be returning to lightweight after competing at 145 pounds in his last four appearances.

Henderson is currently on a three-fight win streak, most recently earning a split nod over Adam Piccolotti. He is 4-3 in the Bellator cage, including failed bids for the promotion’s lightweight and welterweight titles.

See the updated card for the Sept. 27 Bellator event below:

Bellator Dublin Main Card (Bellator app)

James Gallagher vs. Cal Ellenor

Michael Page vs. Richard Kiely

Ryan Scope vs. Peter Queally

Bellator 227 (Paramount Network, DAZN - on tape delay in the U.S.)

Benson Henderson vs. Myles Jury

Brandon Girtz vs. Paul Redmond

Leah McCourt vs. Kerry Hughes

Preliminaries (Bellator app)

Brian Moore vs. Toby Misech

Lee Chadwick vs. Karl Moore

Frans Mlambo vs. Dominique Wooding

Philip Mulpeter vs. Keith McCabe

Richie Smullen vs. Sean Tobin

Dylan Logan vs. Adam Gustab

Ian Coughlan vs. Constantin Gnusariev

Camila Rivarola vs. Danni Neilan

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