As anticipated, bantamweight contenders James Gallagher and Patchy Mix will face off in Ireland.
Promotion officers at present introduced the 2 will headline Bellator 270 on Nov. 5 at Dublin’s 3Arena. MMA Junkie beforehand reported the deliberate matchup.
Additionally, the cardboard encompasses a key light-weight rematch between high contenders Patricky Freire (23-10 MMA, 14-8 BMMA) and Peter Queally (13-5-1 MMA, 2-1 BMMA), whose first combat ended through physician’s stoppage on account of a lower.
Bellator has not held a present in Ireland since February 2020.
The first scheduled reserving between the Gallagher (11-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) and Mix (14-1 MMA, 3-1 BMMA) was speculated to happen at Bellator 258 in May. However, Gallagher withdrew from the bout for undisclosed causes. Mix as a substitute confronted UFC alum Albert Morales, whom he defeated through third-round submission.
After his win, Mix revealed that unhealthy blood between him and Gallagher continued from the time of the cancellation till after the combat. Mix claimed Gallagher despatched harassing direct messages on social media and mean-mugged him whereas on the occasion cornering his teammate Queally.
Gallagher, 24, rides a four-fight profitable streak into the combat. Nine of his 11 wins have come through end. He most lately competed in October when he submitted Cal Ellenor.
Meanwhile, Mix has received three of his 4 fights in Bellator together with a 66-second submission of Ricky Bandejas. Eleven of Mix’s 14 wins have come inside the gap. His solely profession loss was a closely-contested resolution loss to then-title holder Juan Archuleta in 2020.
More on this in a second.
The Bellator 270 lineup at present contains:
MAIN CARD (Showtime, 5 p.m. ET)
- James Gallagher vs. Patchy Mix
- Patricky Freire vs. Peter Queally
PRELIMINARY CARD (MMA Junkie, 1:30 p.m. ET)