James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida
A featherweight bout in between James Gallagher and Chinzo Machida is the most recent addition to June’s Bellator 180 lineup.
Bellator authorities today verified the 145-pound matchup between Gallagher (6-0 MMA, 3-0 BMMA) and Machida (5-2 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) following a statement from Bellator President Scott Coker on “The MMA Hour.”
Bellator 180 happens June 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The main card, entitled “Bellator: NYC,” airs on pay-per-view following the Bellator 180 undercard on Spike.
Gallagher has actually rapidly established himself as a possibility to view on the MMA scene. The 20-year-old trains from SBG Ireland in Dublin together with UFC light-weight champ Conor McGregor. In less than 18 months as a professional, Gallagher has actually currently picked up six successive wins.
“The Strabanimal” has made all but one of his victories so far by submission, consisting of a first-round surface of Krill Medvedovsky at Bellator 173 in February.
Machida, 40, meanwhile, will be available in to the fight 20 years the senior of his opponent and simply another pro bout to his credit. The older bro of former UFC light heavyweight titleholder Lyoto Machida made his debut back in 2005 however just completed intermediately until this past year when he signed with Bellator.
The Brazilian has actually made his mark with the promo in two looks, scoring back-to-back blockage wins, the most current which came versus Jamar Ocampo at Bellator 170 in January.