BELLATOR MMA ace Sinead Kavanagh wished her close friend Kellie Harrington “love and happiness” after the boxing star confirmed her plans to get married earlier this week.
Ireland wins Olympic gold medal in Tokyo 2020 announced the news earlier this week on her Instagram that she will be marrying long term partner Mandy Loughlin later this year.
Before entering MMA, Kavanagh, along with her then-teammate Harrington, won five national Elite boxing titles but her focus was on knocking out former teammate Leah McCourt at Bellator 275 in February.
Kavanagh spoke privately with SunSport earlier this week about the showdown and how her former teammate Harrington will help with the preparations for the 3arena match against McCourt.
But ‘KO’ also expressed good news about Harrington’s impending marriage and confirmed that she spoke with the Olympic champion earlier in the week.
The SBG runner-up laughed when she said the marriage was long overdue as the couple have been in love since 2009, but wished her friends all the best for the future.
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She told SunSport: “I know Mandy and Kellie very well – so it’s a long way from coming to the two of them.
“I wish for nothing but love and happiness for both of them.”
Dublin 8’s Kavanagh says she’s thrilled to attend the big day and that she’ll look like she’ll enjoy the wedding, but only after she’s finished work on Belfast’s McCourt next month.
The Featherweight MMA runner-up added: “Yes, of course I’m going to the wedding. I would sing and dance and drink, we texted back and forth about it. “
Bellator 275 main card:
185 lbs: Middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (48-7, 2 NC) vs Austin Vanderford (11-0)
155 lbs: Peter Queally (13-6, 1 NC) vs Kane Mousah (13-4)
145 lbs: Sinead Kavanagh (7-5) vs Leah McCourt (6-1)
135 lbs: Brian Moore (14-8) vs Jornel Lugo (7-0)
Prelim Bellator Card 275:
155 lbs: Charlie Leary (17-11-1) vs Davy Gallon (19-7-2)
155 lbs: Junior Morgan (3-0) vs Darragh Kelly (0-0)
135 lbs: Brett Johns (17-3) vs. Khurshed Kakhorov (8-0)
145 lbs: Ciaran Clarke (4-0) vs Abou Tounkara (7-2)
185 lbs: Fabian Edwards (9-2) vs Marian Dimitrov (10-2)
170 lbs: Stefano Paterno (13-4-1) vs Luca Poclit (6-1)
115 lbs: Danni McCormack (5-0) vs Stephanie Page (5-3)
145 lbs: Scott Pedersen (1-2) vs. Nathan Kelly (3-2)
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/boxing/8190058/kellie-harrington-wedding-announcement-bellator-mma-sinead-kavanagh/ Bellator MMA ace Sinead Kavanagh wishes pal Kellie Harrington ‘all love and happiness’ after wedding announcement