Irish phenom James Gallagher will step into the Bellator cage for the first time when Bellator makes its first appearance in the UK taking on Englishman Mike Cutting multiples sources have confirmed with MMA Mad.
Bellator 158: Daley vs. Lima will be held on July 16, 2016 at the O2 Arena in London, England.
Originally, Bellator President Scott Coker announced that Kimbo Slice and James Thompson would compete in the main event of Bellator 158, to take place July 16 at London’s O2 Arena. Tragically these plans had to be scrapped, as Slice died suddenly on June 6, 2016 of heart failure.
Gallagher (3-0 MMA) compiled an 8-0 amateur record, before turning pro in October, 2015. ‘The Strabanimal’ has won his first three professional bouts via first-round submission including his last fight which can be found below against Gerrard Gilmore at BAMMA 24 in Dublin.
Cutting (6-5 MMA) has traded wins and losses since his submission win over Paddy Moore in November 2012. His last five bouts have come under the BAMMA banner and holds notable wins over Richie Edwards and Nathaniel Wood.
With this fight announcement, Bellator 158 now looks like this:
Paul Daley vs. Douglas Lima
Michael Page vs. Evangelista Santos
Francis Carmont vs. Linton Vassell
Mark Godbeer vs. James Mulheron
James Gallagher vs. Mike Cutting
Lee Chadwick vs. Mike Shipman
Spencer Hewitt vs. Pietro Menga
Dean Garnett vs. Luiz Tosta
Jack Mason vs. Jason Radcliffe
Chase Morton vs. Nathaniel Wood
C.J. Meeks vs. Danny Mitchell
Manuel Garcia vs. Alex Reid