Bellator Dublin: Ryan Scope vs Paul Redmond Cancelled Due To Injury

Injury has forced former lightweight title-contender Ryan Scope (11-3) out of his match-up against Paul Redmond (15-7), which was scheduled for Bellator Dublin next month in the 3 Arena.

Scope took to Instagram to announce that an undisclosed injury will prevent him from returning to Dublin to take on UFC-veteran Redmond, and Severe MMA were able to confirm with Bellator officials this morning that the fight has indeed been scrapped from the card. Bellator also confirmed that they are working on finding a replacement to face Redmond, but it wasn’t long before a number of fighters [including Ryan Scope’s coach, Andrew Fisher (17-8-1)] were calling the Team Ryano man out.

Speaking to Severe MMA, “Redser” insisted that despite the cancellation of the Scope fight, he intends to put on a show for his hometown Irish crowd.

“I’ll be on the card. There’s plenty of time to get re-matched.”

Redmond himself was forced off the last Bellator Dublin card back in September due to a fractured tibia, which prevented him from taking on long-time Bellator veteran, Brandon Girtz. Long heralded as one of the top fighter in Ireland, it would be a shame to see Redmond fall off another local card.

Keep your eyes peeled for further news here!

Update: Redmond says he has been matched, and the announcement will come soon.

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Andy Stevenson is a writer for SevereMMA. He is also an Irish expat currently backpacking the globe, and talks a lot of shite on Twitter.