One of the most interesting fights for Irish fans has been pulled from Bellator’s upcoming Dublin event as Peter Queally has been forced from his pivotal upcoming clash with Brent Primus, which was due to headline the Bellator 240 portion of the card, due to injury.
Queally will now be replaced by his rival and former training partner, Chris Bungard, who the Irishman originally pitched to be his opponent for the card. Bellator confirmed the SBG lightweight’s withdrawal and the addition of Bungard in a press release on Thursday morning.
He released the following statement on social media:
I have been forced to withdraw from Bellator Dublin due to and LCL tear.— Peter Queally (@peterqueally) January 30, 2020
I am absolutely devastated. I’m so sorry to anyone who has bought tickets. I promise to make it up to you when we return in September.
Thank you for all the support
Bungard (15-5-0) got back to winning ways in his last outing at Bellator London when he faced Benjamin Brander. He came into the bout on the back of his first loss under the Bellator banner to English veteran Charlie Leary after a resounding debut win over former BAMMA double champion, Terry Brazier.
Primus (9-1-0) is a former Bellator lightweight champion. After dethroning Chandler in 2017, he lost to the title to him when they fought a rematch in December 2018. He got back to winning ways when he took on another European lightweight, Tim Wilde, who he caught with one of the submissions of the year in 2019 - a rare gogoplata.
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