Ciarán Clarke vs Keir Harvie set for Bellator Dublin

Undefeated SBG Ireland prospect Ciarán Clarke (6-0) is set to return to the Bellator cage on Friday 24th February against Scotland’s Keir Harvie (5-2-1). Multiple sources confirmed the matchup with SevereMMA.com.

Drogheda man Clarke has built an impressive CV under the Bellator promotional banner, notching six consecutive victories (four via stoppage) since turning professional in 2019.

A fan favourite, the Yellowbatter native routinely commands an army of travelling support each time he competes inside Dublin’s 3Arena. Clarke’s fights are notoriously high-drama events, with the SBG man having to overcome perilous adversity before his hand can be raised in victory. Most recently, Clarke suffered an early knockdown against Rafael Hudson, but once again rallied to score a third-round submission over the Brazilian at Bellator 285.

Keir Harvie trains out of Higher Level MMA in Bathgate, Scotland under head coach James Doolan. The 24-year-old fighter handed exciting Cage Warriors prospect Manny Akpan his first loss last year. More recently, Harvie has been fighting in South Africa under the EFC promotional banner, going 1-1-1. Harvie’s last fight ended in a draw against South African fighter Vince Bembe.

Clarke vs Harvie is the latest matchup to be added to a growing Bellator Dublin card. The full list of reported bouts to date can be found below:

Featherweight bout: Pedro Carvalho vs Jeremy Kennedy
Featherweight bout: Sinéad Kavanagh vs Janay Harding
Light Heavyweight bout: Karl Moore vs Maciej Różański

Featherweight bout: Richie Smullen vs Piotr Niedzielski
Featherweight bout: Ciarán Clarke vs Keir Harvie
Featherweight bout: Kenny Mokhonoana vs Craig McIntosh

Bellator Dublin will take place on Friday 24th February 2023 in 3Arena.

Andy is a multimedia reporter, interviewer, writer, with a strong focus on Irish MMA. Co-host of The Auld Triangle podcast. You can find Andy's work on SevereMMA.com and MyMMANews.com. Follow Andy on Twitter (@andyste123) and Instagram (@andystevensonMMA).