IMMAF veteran James Gallagher signs with Bellator

2015 IMMAF World Championships veteran James Gallagher has seen his professional career fast track to the USA’s no.2 promotion, Bellator MMA. James Gallagher (3-0) has come to terms with Bellator on a new contract, reported yesterday. Originally from Northern Ireland, now fighting out of Dublin, Gallagher took part in the 155lb lightweight category at the 2015 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas, but was forced to withdraw due to injury following his rear-naked-choke submission victory over Team USA’s Sam Agushi. The 19-year-old SBG Ireland product suffered just one loss early on during his amateur record before accumilating an impressive undefeated streak with a fondness for submission victories. Following the 2015 IMMAF World Championships, Gallagher joined the rapidly developing KHK Fight Team in Bahrain alongside IMMAF world champions Jose Torres (135lbs) and Frans Mlambo (145lbs), with the financial support of KHK founder Sheikh Khalid Bin Hamad Al Khalifa. On February 6 Gallagher went 3-0 as a professional when making his debut with standout European promotion BAMMA, at BAMMA 24 in Dublin, Ireland. Competing at featherweight he secured the win via a third consecutive first round submission.

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