Bellator has pegged James Gallagher as one of its potential future stars. Next month, he’ll headline a Bellator show for the first time.
Gallagher (7-0 MMA, 4-0 BMMA), who trains at the SBG Irelan gym that produced Conor McGregor, meets fellow unbeaten featherweight Adam Borics (6-0 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) in Bellator 196’s main event.
Bellator 196, which also will feature kickboxing bouts, takes place April 6 at Budapest Sports Arena in Budapest, and the main card airs on Paramount.
The 21-year-old Gallagher is a perfect 4-0 since joining Bellator and has posted submission victories in his past three fights. In his most recent appearance, he stopped Chinzo Machida with a rear-naked choke at Bellator 180 at Madison Square Garden. (A subsequent Bellator 187 booking with Jeremiah Labiano fell apart due to an injury.)
Ahead of Gallagher’s fight with Borics, check out some of the highlights of his Bellator rise so far – not just in the cage, but on the mic.
- Charlize Theron, Jimmy Kimmel discuss who's tougher: NASCAR drivers or UFC fighters?
- Rory MacDonald still recovering from leg injury, says Bellator has no interest in immediate Lima rematch
- Daily Debate: Which Bellator signing will UFC regret most? Larkin, MacDonald, Mitrione or Mousasi?
Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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