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James Gallagher Shares Wonderful Letter He Received From Young Autistic Fan Prior To Bellator 173

With every performance, James Gallagher is turning more and more people into believers. In Dublin last December, the SBG featherweight was far from perfect against a wildly aggressive Anthony Taylor but he showed remarkable poise for a 20-year-old kid under enormous pressure and finished the American in the third round. On Friday night, ‘The Strabanimal’ saw action even closer to …

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Watch The Best Finishes From BAMMA 28 In Belfast

There were finishes aplenty at BAMMA 28 in Belfast on Friday night, with only three of the eleven bouts on the card lasting the distance. The tone for the evening was set early on, as Team Ryano’s Keith McCabe dispatched of Glenn Irvine after just 39 seconds of action in the show’s opening bout. A beautifully executed heel-hook ended the …

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James Gallagher: “I’m Going To Be The Best Ever”

When James Gallagher scaled the Bellator cage fence in Belfast on Friday night there was a sense of redemption. The Strabanimal had just dominated Kirill Medvedovsky in what was supposed to be the toughest challenge of his career to date and he did it with ease. The 20-year-old never got out of third gear against Medvedovsky as he pressured the Israeli to the ground with …

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BAMMA 28 Delivers But Irish Prospects Endure Very Mixed Night

The second installment of BAMMATOR, the co-operative brainchild of Scott Coker’s Bellator and David Greene’s BAMMA, hit Belfast on Friday night as both promotions ventured into Northern Ireland for the first time in their respective histories. After a successful co-promotion in Dublin in December, Coker and Greene decided to team up once again to try and further embed themselves within the …

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Exclusive: ‘I Never Feel Like I’m That Guy Who Is Going To Break’ – SBG’s Will Fleury Talks BAMMA 28

At some point over the last few months, even the least superstitious member of MMA’s international community must have briefly wondered what vengeful deity is intent on sapping the remaining glow from the twilight of poor Ian McCall’s career, such is the unfathomable nature of his recent run of bad luck. Similar thoughts must have popped into the heads of …

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James Gallagher Claims That He Will Now Headline Bellator’s Belfast Show, Promotion Says Otherwise

Updated 20/02/17 19:45 Though it started promisingly, with a submission win in February, 2016 was a terribly frustrating year for SBG Ireland’s Chris Fields. ‘The Housewives’ Choice’ was supposed to compete in September at BAMMA 26 and December at BAMMA 27, but on both occasions his opponents were forced to withdraw. 2017 started much more positively, as it was announced …

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Exclusive: Chris Fields “If A Fight Goes To A Decision That Just Means The Teacher Broke It Up”

Later this month, and nearly a year to the day since his last fight, SBG’s Chris Fields will headline Bellator MMA’s first show in Belfast against former Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Liam McGeary. Fields, who defeated Dan Konecke in his Light Heavyweight debut at BAMMA 24 last February, will face McGeary in the main event of Bellator 173, in what will be McGeary’s first fight since …

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Exclusive: James Gallagher Talks New Money, Online Hate And Chasing World Titles

December 16 2016 was the biggest night of James Gallagher’s blossoming young career. ‘The Strabanimal’ submitted the wildly unorthodox Anthony Taylor with a rear-naked choke 1:52 into the third round to secure his fifth professional win and his fourth pro victory via submission. As Gallagher leapt up off the canvas following referee Marc Goddard’s intervention, the 20-year-old sprinted towards the opposite side of …

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SBG Super-Prospects James Gallagher And Sinead Kavanagh Get Opponents For Bellator In Belfast

Bellator MMA officials had already announced that SBG Ireland’s James Gallagher is set to feature at their February show in Belfast, Bellator 173, but they left fans asking one key question – ‘Against whom will he compete?’ Now we know. On Tuesday, writing for Newstalk, Irish journalist Peter Carroll broke the news that Gallagher’s opponent will be the man that …

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