“The StrabAnimal” returns after 16 months on the sidelines at Bellator 292.
Strabane’s James Gallagher (11-2) of Northern Ireland will take on Brazil’s Leandro Higo (21-6) in a bantamweight bout on March 10, 2023 ).
severe MMA The news was first reported on Wednesday, and Gallagher later confirmed the fight on social media.
Gallagher last raced the Bellator 270 in November 2021, when he was submitted by Patchy Mix. The setback snapped Gallagher’s four-game winning streak, which included three submission victories in that span.
Feihou saw his own three-game winning streak broken when he was knocked out by Danny Sabatello in June. Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 4 Alumni have been with Bellator MMA since 2017.
Bellator 292 will be held on March 10, 2023 at the SAP Center in San Jose, CA. Two lightweight quarterfinal fights top the event, including Usman Nurmagomedov defending his 155-pound title against former UFC champion Benson Henderson title of champion.
- Usman Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Benson Henderson – Bellator MMA Lightweight Championship/Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
- Tofiq Musayev vs. Alexander Shabliy – Lightweight Grand Prix Quarterfinals
- Lynton Wasser vs. Valentin Moldawski
- Josh Hill vs. Cass Bell
- Leandro Higo and James Gallagher
- Keri Taylor-Melendez vs. Bruna Ellen
- Laird Anderson vs. Rogelio Luna
- Vladmir Gouvia vs. Sean Tucker
- Theo Haig vs. Adam Walmsley
- Dupree Stewart vs. Demetri Georgiades
- Eric Perez vs. Enrique Balzola
- James Gallagher vs. Leandro Higo