Peter Queally who was expected to be one half of Bellator 275’s co-main event this weekend, which takes place in his home crowd of Dublin, Ireland has had to withdraw due to injury.
Bellator confirmed the news on Monday, stating that an undisclosed injury to the Irish lightweight has forced him to withdraw from the bout against Kane Mousah.
Peter Queally was looking to bounce back from a loss over Patricky Pitbull at Bellator 270 which took place this past November. Queally suffered a second-round TKO loss, he went to 1-1 against the new lightweight champion.
Mousah will no longer appear on the Dublin card and being pushed up to the co-main event is Leah McCourt who will take on Sinead Kavanagh in a featherweight contest.
Since the news broke a very angry Mousah has taken to social media to voice his disappointment at the withdrawal.
“Your team contacted us 4 weeks ago asking to change weight,” Mousah stated. “We agreed to give you a 2kg allowance. You then said let’s stick to 70kg. We knew then you didn’t want the fight, why wait until fight week to let me, the promotion and all the supporters down.”
Kane further states that Queally should accept the fight in either April or May or “otherwise step down from being a real fighter”. Mousah says that he has lost respect for Queally and that he and Khamzat Chimaev have scared him (Queally) off.
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Bellator 275 takes place live this Friday from Dublin, Ireland. Headlined by a title fight between current Middleweight Champion Gegard Mousasi and ‘Mr. VanZant’ Austin Vanderford.
The event will air live on Showtime in the US and BBC iPlayer in the UK. Other names appearing on the card include Brian Moore taking on Jornel Lugo. Undefeated Ciaran Clarke taking on the Frenchman Abou Tounkara and Khasan Magomedsharipov vs Jose Sanchez.