Peter Queally will receive a hero’s welcome come Bellator 285.
The Irish fighter will be facing Benson Henderson in the main event live on Showtime from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
And he cannot wait.
“It’s so cool. I’ve said this many times in interviews: it’s so cool to see myself on the poster, and to be on top of Yoel (Romero),” he said. “I’m such a huge fan of his. I can’t wait to meet him and get a picture with him.”
“Same as always. I’m just getting ready for a weight cut now. I know the challenge that’s in front of me. It will be very difficult, but I’m down for difficult. I can’t wait… When I signed with Bellator, I told them straight away, I just want the hard fights. Especially with the investment they’re making in Ireland, I feel like I’m getting the respect I maybe wasn’t getting. It’s all going good for me.”
Queally is coming off a loss to Patricky Freire for the Bellator lightweight title back in November. That contest also took place in Dublin and snapped a two-fight win streak for the fighter.
Overall, he is 13-6-1 in his career and has earned 10 decision wins during his time.
“I feel like I’ve had lots of great moments in my career. My last few fights have had great finishes,” Queally said. “The walkout is just part of my identity now, and I’m very grateful to the Irish fans. I wouldn’t really have a career if it wasn’t for them, and I’m very grateful for it.
“If you’d have told me 10-12 years ago when I was sleeping outside in my car that I was going to fight Benson in the 3Arena, I wouldn’t have believed you. My family are very proud of me, and it’s time to just go out there and do it.”