“Considering the circumstances, I was delighted to come away with a win against a guy as experienced and dangerous as Bielkheden,” beamed Cathal. “I did drop him a few times and think I could have pushed more to finish the fight with my ground and pound, but he was tough as hell and I probably showed him a little too much respect on the ground.
"I dominated for the entire fight and a lapse in concentration in the last round let him back into the fight. I could go on; I'm my biggest critic. At the end of the day, I got a great win. I showed improvements in my game and I put on a ‘Fight of the Night’ performance so I'm very happy!”