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Peter Queally out of Bellator Dublin, Chris Bungard steps in to face Brent Primus

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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.

The Dublin event will take place at the 3 Arena on Feb. 22, with James Gallagher and Cal Ellenor set to headline the Bellator Dublin segment of the card.

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:

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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