Bellator fighter James Gallagher is making a comeback this summer as a featherweight, going up against the seasoned Cris Lencioni at Bellator 298. This championship matchup was confirmed by a spokesperson for the promotion after Severe MMA first reported it. Bellator 298 will be held at the Sanford Pentagon, Sioux Falls, South Dakota on August 11.
Gallagher’s last fight was almost three years ago, making this long-awaited rematch a massive event for his fans. His opponent, Cris Lencioni, has been preparing for this fight with a four-fight winning streak, most recently defeating Blake Smith via inverted triangle choke at Bellator 294. It will be a significant showdown for both fighters.
Sadly, Gallagher’s previous match against Patchy Mix resulted in a submission, giving Mix the interim bantamweight championship title. This result left Gallagher with an 8-2 record at Bellator. Gallagher was originally meant to participate in Bellator’s bantamweight grand prix, but an injury prevented this, resulting in him undergoing a surgical procedure. Mix went on to win the competition and take home the $1m prize money with a powerful knock-out against Raufeon Stots.
The headliner at Bellator 298 will be a welterweight clash between Logan Storley and Brennan Ward. This fight promises to be a thrilling event, with Storley aiming for his 12th victory, while Ward has his sights set on breaking his two-loss streak.
In conclusion, James Gallagher’s triumphant return to the ring and his fight against Cris Lencioni have been highly anticipated by Bellator fans. Both fighters will undoubtedly be bringing their A-game, leading to yet another unforgettable night of MMA action.