Asaël Adjoudj vs Calum Murrie set for Bellator Dublin

Asaël “The Sultan” Adjoudj (4-1) and Calum “Bundy” Murrie (5-3) are set to square off in a featherweight fight at Bellator Dublin on Friday 24th February inside 3Arena. Sources with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the news to SevereMMA.com.

SBG Ireland’s Adjoudj will look to build on an electric performance in Bellator’s most recent visit to the Irish capital. The French fighter landed a flush check hook, followed by a devastating head kick to send Englishman Jordan Barton crashing to the canvas, before landing the finishing TKO blows. The first-round stoppage marked Adjoudj’s fourth consecutive finish since losing his pro debut via Split Decision back in 2019.

Higher Level MMA’s Murrie will be looking to bounce back into the win column against Adjoudj. Despite an impressive undefeated amateur career, the Scot has struggled to register consistent wins as a professional. After rising to a 3-0 unblemished record, Murrie has traded wins and losses ever since. However, he’s no stranger to the Bellator cage or the 3Arena. At Bellator 240, Murrie stunned the Dublin crowd when he submitted Irishman Dylan Logan in the first round of their pairing. Murrie returns to MMA action for the first time since October 2020, when he lost a Split Decision to Mehmosh Raza under the Brave CF promotional banner.

Adjoudj vs Murrie is the third SBG Ireland vs Higher Level MMA matchup to be added to the card, with respective teammates of each gym Kenny Mokhonoana and Craig McIntosh squaring off, and Ciarán Clarke and Keir Harvie throwing down also.

The full list of reported bouts to date for the growing Bellator Dublin card are as follows:

Featherweight bout: Pedro Carvalho vs Jeremy Kennedy
Featherweight bout: Sinéad Kavanagh vs Janay Harding
Light Heavyweight bout: Karl Moore vs Maciej Różański

Featherweight bout: Richie Smullen vs Piotr Niedzielski
Featherweight bout: Ciarán Clarke vs Keir Harvie
Featherweight bout: Kenny Mokhonoana vs Craig McIntosh

Featherweight bout: Asaël Adjoudj vs Calum Murrie

Bellator Dublin will take place on Friday 24th February 2023 in 3Arena.

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