After a protracted layoff, James Gallagher returns to motion this summer time as a featherweight, going through vet Cris Lencioni at Bellator 298.
A promotional official confirmed the matchup to MMA Preventing after an preliminary report from Severe MMA. Bellator 298 takes place Aug. 11 at Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, S.D.
The struggle is Gallagher’s first in virtually two years. “The Strabanimal” most just lately confronted present interim bantamweight champion Patchy Mix, shedding by way of submission of their 2021 assembly. The setback left his Bellator file at 8-2.
Gallagher was presupposed to function within the Bellator bantamweight grand prix, however an damage pressured him to bear surgical procedure. Combine wound up successful the $1 million event with a vicious knockout of Raufeon Stots.
Lencioni returns to the Bellator cage on the energy of a four-fight successful streak. The Pacific Northwest fighter most just lately tapped Blake Smith by way of inverted triangle choke at Bellator 294.
Bellator 298 is headlined by a welterweight struggle between Logan Storley and Brennan Ward.