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Bellator 291 Prelims: SBG Ireland’s “Relentless” Charlie Ward Looking for a Knockout Win on Home Soil

Written by: Jean Marc Valente
Updated February 24, 2023
12 min read
  • Khasan Magomedsharipov opens as a massive -1150 favorite in the opening bout 

  • SBG Ireland’s “Relentless” Charlie Ward looking for a knockout win on home soil

  • Karl Moore faces Maciej “Spartan” Rozanski in the featured prelim

  • Turkish Heavyweight Gokhan Saricam looks to stack up his fifth win in a row

Bellator 291 Prelims

Karl Moore vs Maciej Rozanski - Light Heavyweight Division

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Karl Moore

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Maciej “Spartan” Rozanski

31

Age

33

6‘3“ (191cm)

Height

6‘1“ (186cm)

75.0” (191cm)

Reach

74.0” (188cm)

Ireland

Nation

Poland

SBG Ireland

Team

Berserkers Team

#8

Rank

Unranked

10-2-0

Record

14-3-0

2 Wins

Current Streak

4 Wins

-130

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Bellator 291 Amosov vs Storley Predictions

Charlie Ward vs Mike Shipman - Middleweight Division

Relentless” Charlie Ward

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Mike “Seabass” Shipman

42

Age

32

5‘11“ (180cm)

Height

5‘10“ (178cm)

73.0” (185cm)

Reach

74.0” (188cm)

Ireland

Nation

England

SBG Ireland

Team

London Shootfighters

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

10-5-0

Record

14-4-0

1 Loss

Current Streak

1 Loss

+180

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-210

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Gokhan Saricam vs Oleg Popov - Heavyweight Division

Gokhan Saricam

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Oleg Popov

31

Age

31

6‘3“ (191cm)

Height

6‘1“ (185cm)

76.0” (193cm)

Reach

76.0” (193cm)

Turkey

Nation

Russia

MMA Vlaardingen

Team

The Forge

#9

Rank

Unranked

8-1-0

Record

15-1-0

4 Wins

Current Streak

13 Wins

+165

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Odds

-195

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Norbert Novenyi Jr vs Andy Manzolo - Middleweight Division

Magic” Norbert Novenyi Jr

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Andy “Predator” Manzolo

23

Age

38

5‘11“ (180cm)

Height

5‘11“ (180cm)

74.0” (188cm)

Reach

74.0” (188cm)

Hungary

Nation

Estonia

London Shootfighters

Team

Estonian Academy of Kickboxing

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

5-0-0

Record

26-9-0

8 Wins

Current Streak

4 Wins

-410

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+330

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Brian Moore vs Luca Iovene - Bantamweight Division

Brian “The Pikeman” Moore

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Luca “Duke” Iovene

35

Age

35

5‘8“ (173cm)

Height

5‘4“ (163cm)

69.0” (175cm)

Reach

69.0” (175cm)

Ireland

Nation

Italy

SBG Ireland

Team

American Top Team Rome

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

15-9-0

Record

18-8-0

1 Win

Current Streak

1 Win

-410

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+330

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Piotr Niedzielski vs Richie Smullen - Featherweight Division

Piotr “Niedziela” Niedzielski

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Richie Smullen

32

Age

31

5‘9“ (175cm)

Height

5‘9“ (175cm)

72.0” (183cm)

Reach

71.0” (180cm)

Poland

Nation

Ireland

Czerwony Smok

Team

SBG Ireland

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

17-4-0

Record

9-2-1

9 Wins

Current Streak

4 Wins

-240

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+200

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Darragh Kelly vs Dorval Jordan - Featherweight Division

Darragh “The Moville Mauler” Kelly

TALE OF THE TAPE

Dorval Jordan

24

Age

26

6‘0“ (183cm)

Height

6‘0“ (183cm)

72.0” (183cm)

Reach

72.0” (183cm)

Ireland

Nation

France

SBG Ireland

Team

Bulgarian Top Team

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

2-0-0

Record

2-2-0

11 Wins

Current Streak

1 Win

-975

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Odds

+675

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Asael Adjoudj vs Liam McCracken - Featherweight Division

Asael “The Sultan” Adjoudj

TALE OF THE TAPE

Liam McCracken

24

Age

21

6‘0“ (182cm)

Height

6‘0“ (182cm)

71.5” (182cm)

Reach

71.5” (182cm)

France

Nation

England

SBG Ireland

Team

Aspire Combat Sports Academy

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

4-1-0

Record

3-0-0

4 Wins

Current Streak

5 Wins

-130

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Odds

+110

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Elina Kallionidou vs Jena Bishop - Women’s Flyweight Division

Elina Kallionidou

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Jena Bishop

24

Age

36

5‘6“ (167cm)

Height

5‘4“ (163cm)

66.1” (168cm)

Reach

66.5” (169cm)

Greece

Nation

United States

Armagos Gym

Team

Alliance Jiu Jitsu San Diego

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

9-4-0

Record

4-0-0

2 Wins

Current Streak

4 Wins

+115

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Odds

-135

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Kenny Mokhonoana vs Craig McIntosh - Featherweight Division

Kenny “Black Diamond” Mokhonoana

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Craig “MOP” McIntosh

26

Age

28

6‘0“ (183cm)

Height

6‘0“ (183cm)

73.0” (185cm)

Reach

73.0” (185cm)

Ireland

Nation

Scotland

C-MAC

Team

Higher Level Martial Arts

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

4-0-0

Record

3-4-0

6 Wins

Current Streak

2 Losses

-975

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Odds

+675

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Daniele Scatizzi vs Dmytrii Hrytsenko - Welterweight Division

Daniele “Scat” Scatizzi

TALE OF THE TAPE

Dmytrii Hrytsenko

29

Age

25

5‘10“ (178cm)

Height

6‘0“ (183cm)

69.5” (177cm)

Reach

73.0” (185cm)

Italy

Nation

Ukraine

SBG Ireland

Team

Germes

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

12-6-0

Record

7-0-0

1 Win

Current Streak

7 Wins

-205

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Odds

+175

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Steven Hill vs Joel Kouadja - Welterweight Division

Steven Hill

TALE OF THE TAPE

Joel Kouadja

29

Age

33

6‘0“ (183cm)

Height

6‘0“ (183cm)

73.0” (185cm)

Reach

73.0” (185cm)

England

Nation

France

Sparta MMA

Team

Atch Academy

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

6-0-0

Record

7-9-0

10 Wins

Current Streak

1 Loss

-410

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Odds

+330

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Khasan Magomedsharipov vs Rafael Hudson - Featherweight Division

Khasan Magomedsharipov

TALE OF THE TAPE

Rafael “Apocalypse” Hudson

22

Age

29

5‘11“ (180cm)

Height

5‘9“ (175cm)

71.0” (180cm)

Reach

72.0” (183cm)

Russia

Nation

Brazil

DagFighter

Team

Nova Uniao

Unranked

Rank

Unranked

7-0-0

Record

7-4-0

8 Wins

Current Streak

1 Win

-1150

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Odds

+750

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Bellator 291 Information

  • Event: Bellator 291: Amosov vs Storley 2

  • Location: 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

  • Date / Time: Saturday FEB 25. - 11:30 AM ET

  • How to watch: Main Card - Showtime, Prelims - Youtube

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