Bellator Prospect Watch: Blaine O’Driscoll
By Dan McConnell
Bellator returns to Dublin on Friday the 27th of September for the second time this year!
We are just over two weeks away until the event, so let’s take a look at one of the most exciting young talents on the card.
The Bellator Prospect Watch continues with a fighter who at the age of 27, is poised for a successful run in the Bellator flyweight division.
SBG Ireland’s Blaine O’Driscoll currently holds a 7-2 professional record, fighting in organisations such as BAMMA, Cage Warriors and World Warriors Fighting Championship in Ukraine.
O’Driscoll held a 7-1 amateur record before making the jump to professional competition in 2015.
Featuring on the BAMMA 27: Duquesnoy v Phillpott huge card in Dublin back in 2016 was the turning point for the young prospect. The Irish-man would get the call from Cage Warriors after beating Neil Ward in December 2016 to take his record to 3-1.
In his Cage Warriors debut the SBG product secured a statement knockout victory over Darren O’Gorman. The event was headlined by now team-mate and former Cage Warriors light-heavyweight champion Karl Moore.
Jumping down back to BAMMA O’Driscoll extended his run to four in a row, until falling to the experienced Dominique Wooding at BAMMA 32 in 2017.
A submission victory over Aaron Robinson at the next BAMMA 35 show in Dublin, took his record to 5-2. I was there live that night and Blaine was certainly one fighter who I had my eye on after the event. What would be next?
With the organisations closure he would get a call from WWFC in Urkaine to fight for their Flyweight title. Defeating Teimur Rahimov via submission due to a rear-naked choke would become a signature fight finisher and his second in a row.
With his first title in the bag, O’Driscoll is set to make his Bellator debut this month against EFC Worldwide flyweight championJake Hadley. Which is based in South Africa.
These are two fighters who have been travelling the globe, adding a feather to their caps and will settle the score inside the Bellator cage for the right to progress their unbeaten runs.
O’Driscoll under the watchful eye of coach John Kavanagh, will look to put on a show-stealing performance in-front of a home crowd and make his mark under the Bellator Europe banner!