A product of SBG Ireland, Darragh Kelly hasn’t lost on either the amateur or professional MMA circuit. Four of Kelly’s five pro wins have come via a finish, with a pair of submissions and a pair of KO/TKOs to his credit. “The Moville Mauler” is 4-0 in Bellator, most recently scoring a third-round stoppage of Jelle Zeegers at Bellator 299.


Mathias Poiron has shown strong strides in his young MMA career, winning seven of the eight fights he’s had since his September 2021 debut. All of Poiron’s victories have come via a finish, and these strong performances have led him to his Bellator debut here tonight. Poiron will look to rebound from his first loss, which came in January against Keweny Lopes in a regional title fight.


Who continues their rise with a victory here tonight?



Round 1


Kelly with a left hand. Left hand from Poiron. They clinch up and Kelly throws a knee. Kelly gets an arm around the neck and looks for a guillotine. Poiron looking to pressure Kelly against the fence to break the grip. Kelly jumps and cranks. Poiron slams Kelly, but it doesn’t work! Poiron lands a few punches but then stops moving. The referee checks, and Poiron is out!



Darragh Kelly gets it done just like that!





Darragh Kelly def. Mathias Poiron via first-round technical submission (guillotine choke, 1:29)