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4 fights you need to see on Bellator Dublin and Bellator 227 this weekend

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Top 5 / Top 10
24 Sep 2019, 10:10 IST

Benson Henderson
Benson Henderson

This week, Bellator MMA is hosting two events at 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland.

The two events will see their a combination 8 fights, with 3 fights on the card for the European Series of Bellator Dublin, while there are 5 fights on the card for Bellator 227, later that same night.

The Bellator Dublin card will be headlined by James Gallagher as he will take on Roman Salazar, while on the Bellator 227 card, Benson Henderson will face Myles Jury.

While the format for the two events on the same night might seem unconventional, the stacked cards for both events guarantee there is something for both the UK and Irish audience and the American audience.

Here are 4 fights that you need to see on Bellator Dublin and Bellator 227 this weekend.


#4 James Gallagher vs Roman Salazar

James Gallagher
James Gallagher

Let's talk about the fight that everyone is waiting for first.

Taking place at the contract weight of 140 lbs, James Gallagher will face Roman Salazar.

John Kavanagh, the man who helped corner and coach Conor McGregor on his road to greatness, is the same man who has taken responsibility of coaching the young fighter. At only 22 years of age, Gallagher has already been bookmarked for greatness and with his 9-1 record, it appears that's exactly what he is on his way to do.

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With Kavanagh's help, Gallagher has been able to bounce back from his defeat to Ricky Bandejas with two wins to his name. The man he is facing is no pushover, however.

Former UFC fighter, Roman Salazar is making his debut in Bellator at the highest level by facing James Gallagher in the main event of the European series of Bellator Dublin. A win here for Gallagher will see him grab the 10th win in his professional MMA career.

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