James Gallagher will return to Bellator bantamweight action in August, the promotion has launched.
Gallagher, 26, will battle American Cris Lencioni in a 135-pound bout at Bellator 298 on August 11 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The scrap headlines the prelim share of the card and can have confidence to restful be broadcast survive the BBC iPlayer in the UK and on Virgin Media in Gallagher’s native Ireland.
The bout will signify Gallagher’s first action in the cage since a November 2021 since he became defeated by submission by Patchy Mix in the third round of the Bellator 270 predominant tournament from Dublin, Ireland. The defeat jam Gallagher’s profession verbalize back to 11-2. Mix is for the time being the meantime Bellator bantamweight champion and became right this moment crowned the winner of the promotion’s 135-pound gigantic prix.
Gallagher became intended to participate in the tournament but became forced to withdraw after sustaining an damage which later required surgical operation. The Irishman also withdrew from scheduled bouts against both Brett Johns and Leandro Higo.
Lencioni, meanwhile, is 11-3 as a talented and is for the time being using a four-battle procure scamper, including his final two fights in the Bellator cage.
Bellator 289 is determined to be headlined by a welterweight battle between Logan Storley and Brennan Ward.