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James Gallagher, is in the frame for a Bellator title shot, says Scott Coker

Gallagher celebrates his September win over Roman Salazar

James Gallagher’s upward jab via the Bellator ranks has been an brilliant one.

The sole loss in his expert profession to date – towards Ricky Bandejas in August 2018 – has now been put firmly in the rear-view replicate with three astonishing wins.

James Gallagher
Image:The Tyrone native has been making a name for himself


His showdown with Cal Ellenor hit every other road-block with the postponement of the Bellator London card due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore like all fighters, he is taking part in the ready recreation for a motion to return.

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Whenever the cage does re-open, the 23-year-old will be keen to proceed his progress. And he is been impressing the promotion’s president.

“Absolutely,” Bellator president Scott Coker advised Sky Sports, when asked if the ‘Strabanimal’ is in the dialog for a title shot.

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“James used to be requested if he desired to come to the featherweight tournament, however he actually felt he was once a 135-pounder, and he desired to continue to be there. I absolutely do not blame him. If you are conflict at 135, a soar to a hundred forty five – this is a lot of weight.

“Right now, due to the fact of the way our title works, Darrion Caldwell misplaced to [Kyoji] Horiguchi, Horiguchi blew his knee out and that title is vacant proper now. James is clearly in that combine if he wins every other combat or two. I’d say one greater battle and he is proper in that picture.”
Gallagher, who fights out of SBG in Dublin, boasts a file of 10-1.

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