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Strabane fighter James Gallagher awaits new opponent for Dublin MMA bill

Strabane MMA fighter James Gallagher
Strabane MMA fighter James Gallagher

Strabane MMA fighter James Gallagher has been left awaiting news on who he will fight at next week's Bellator event in Dublin after the withdrawal of his original opponent.

The 22-year-old was supposed to fight Englishman Cal Ellenor in the bout at Dublin's 3Arena, however Ellenor has been forced to withdraw through injury.

The card will still go ahead, with Gallagher as the headliner, with Bellator expected to announce Ellenor's replacement within the next 48 hours.

The 'Strabanimal' is going for his third successive win after his only professional defeat, to Ricky Bandejas in August 2018, and his tenth in his 11 pro fights.

Also on the bill are Saintfield's Leah McCourt, who will fight Kerry Hughes of England, while Belfast man Karl Moore takes on Lee Chadwick.

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