James Gallagher vs. Kirill Medvedovsky Fight
James Gallagher had no problem against Kirill Medvedovsky on Friday night. In fact, his post-fight speech may have provided him more trouble than the fight itself. That’s not to state he struggled on the microphone– it’s simply that his win looked that uncomplicated.
Gallagher tapped Medvedovsky with a first-round rear-naked choke in their featherweight fight, then called out fellow Bellator unbeaten fighter A.J. McKee in a major way, requesting for him at Bellator 179 on May 19 in London.
Gallagher attempted to get his striking going early against Medvedovsky, and the Northern Ireland crowd was directly behind him. Ninety seconds in, Gallagher tried a leaping knee that backed Medvedovsky up and utilized it to take him to the ground. The jiu-jitsu standout attempted to work out of half-guard and did, leaping to full install with three minutes to work. Medvedovsky offered his back not long after that, and Gallagher drizzled down some heavy punches. That got Medvedovsky to cover up, and that permitted Gallagher to quickly get Medvedovsky’s neck for the rear-naked choke finish. Gallagher required the tap at the 2:53 mark of the round.