James Gallagher the next big fighter from Ireland
In case you have been hiding in a cave, James Gallagher from Strabane in Ireland truly arrived at Bellator 180 this past weekend when he submitted Chinzo Machida in 2:22 of the first round making very short work of Chinzo giving himself an early night, people have called James cocky but he has now stamped himself truly as a legitimate threat in the featherweight division in Bellator.
Machida sprawled Gallagher’s first take down attempt. But Gallagher hit paydirt with the second one, and wasted little time transitioning to Machida’s back. He locked in a body triangle, softened up Machida with punches to the head, and finally went for the kill, sinking in the choke and getting the tap. The Strabane, Ireland native improved to 6-0 with his sixth career submission. Machida, the older brother of former UFC light heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida, had a four-fight win streak snapped and dropped to 5-3.
Who is next on James Gallagher’s Hit List? All we can say here at MMA WHISPERS is finally James has truly arrived and we are very excited!!!
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