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After Friday’s Bellator 173, Liam McGeary looking to fight at Bellator 179 in London

Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary will return to competition on Friday in Belfast, Northern Ireland as he will meet Brett McDermott in the main event of Bellator 173.

McGeary (11-1) was initially scheduled to meet Chris Fields on this fight card, but Fields was forced to pull out of the event due to injury and Bellator announced that Vladimir Filipovic was stepping up on five days notice to face McGeary. However, Bellator announced today that Filipovic was removed from the fight card due to visa issues and McDermott is taking the fight on 48 hours notice.

During last week’s episode of “The MMA Report Podcast,” McGeary was a guest on the podcast to talk about returning at Bellator on Friday and how he is looking to fight at Bellator 179 in London later this year.