2021 Bellator MMA event schedule: Peter Queally vs. Patricky Pitbull 2 among big fights on tap for fall

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The hits keep on coming for Bellator MMA. The promotion capped off its Featherweight World Grand Prix in July by crowning a new champion when AJ McKee stopped two-division king Patricio Pitbull in the first round by submission. McKee is arguably the hottest fighter in the division now with a perfect 18-0 record while streaking to the title — and collecting the $1 million prize.

The Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix finals are set as champion Vadim Nemkov will take on Corey Anderson later this year or in early 2022. Nemkov survived an early blow from late replacement Julius Anglickas to score a fourth-round submission in the semifinals while Anderson finished current heavyweight champ Ryan Bader in under a minute.

And as the calendar turns to November, the promotion makes its return to Dublin, Ireland, for a vacant lightweight title bout. Patricio Pitbull, who held both the lightweight and featherweight titles simultaneously, vacated the 155-pound title after losing the featherweight strap, which opened the opportunity for his brother to fight for it. He takes on Peter Queally in a rematch from earlier this year that ended after a nasty cut opened on Pitbull via elbows. The main event will take place from the 3Arena in Dublin on Nov. 5.

Then a week later, women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg makes her return to the cage when she faces Sinead Kavanagh with the 145-pound title on the line. The card is set to go down from the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Florida, with a few more familiar faces on the undercard. That includes top featherweight prospect Aaron Pico as he looks for another big win when he takes on Justin Gonzales.

Be sure to check back in on this page to stay up to date on the upcoming Bellator events throughout the remainder of the year.

Upcoming Bellator MMA schedule

Bellator 270 Nov. 5 Peter Queally vs. Patricky Pitbull Vacant lightweight title Dublin, Ireland Showtime
Bellator 271 Nov. 12 Cris Cyborg (c) vs. Sinead Kavanagh Women’s featherweight title Hollywood, Florida Showtime
Bellator 272 Dec. 3 Sergio Pettis (c) vs. Kyoji Horiguchi Bantamweight title Uncasville, Connecticut Showtime

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