Bellator Dublin gets another great addition to an already tremendous card. Karl Moore will take on his namesake Karl Albrektsson in a light heavyweight showdown. Taking place on September the 23rd this card continues to produce entertaining match-ups and this one is no exception.
For Moore this will be his first fight in pretty much three years due to a string of injuries. Competing last in September 2019. One Bellator fight to his name, last time out he beat the UK’s Lee Chadwick via split decision. A Cage Warriors alumni he has been in with some top fighters, including the likes of former UFC heavyweight Cyril Asker and current UFC light heavyweight contender Paul Craig.
A record of 9-2 with his two losses coming to elite competition. If his nine wins he has finished six of them. With a pair of KO/TKO’s, and an impressive four via submission. The Irishman trains out of Fight Acadamy Ireland and SBG Ireland. Unsurprisingly both are full of top talent looking to make their mark on the MMA world.
His opponent on the night will be Sweden’s Albrektsson. Walking into enemy territory Albrektsson is on a roll winning his last four. The last of which was in Bellator which saw him defeat the experienced Dovletdzhan Yagshimuradov via unanimous decision. This will be his fourth walk to the Bellator cage.
At 28-years-old he currently holds an impressive 13-3 record. All three of his losses have come against former world title holders, this just shows the elite competition he’s been in there against. Finishing nine of his 13 wins, six by KO/TKO and a further three by submission.
A great match-up between two light heavyweights on the periphery of something big. A huge win on a massive card could propel either man up the rankings and closer to that Bellator gold. Expect a good fight with both men adept at all aspects of MMA this fight could go in all manner of ways.
Available to watch in the UK and Ireland via BBC iPlayer make sure you tune in come September 23rd.
Karl Moore vs Karl Albrektsson, who gets their hand raised?
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