Bellator 173 is taking place at the SSE Arena in Belfast, Ireland, with a Light Heavyweight main event featuring former champion Liam McGreay against late replacement Valdimer Filipoviv.
Replacing Chris Feilds on less than a week notice, Vladimir Filipovic is coming off scoring his 6th 1st rd victory, a TKO of Arpad Torok. Filipoviv has 6 stoppage win with 3 submissions and 3 knock outs. McGeary is looking to rebound from his first loss, losing the Bellator Light Heavyweight title to Phil Davis my unanimous decision. McGeary has 10 stoppage wins, 8 in the first round, 5 submissions and 5 knock outs.
Spike Main Card
LHW: Liam McGreary def. Brett McDermott TKO (Dr. Stoppage/ cuts) 1:06 R2
FW: James Gallagher def. Kirill Medvedovsky by submission (rear naked choke) 2:53 R1
WflyW: Lony Razafiarison def. Sinead Kavanagh by (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) unanimous decision
WW: Alex Lohore def. Colin Fletcher by submission (rear naked choke) 2:42 R2
FW: Shay Walsh def. James Mcerlean by unanimous decision