James Gallagher looks to get back on the winning track with a home date.
MMA Fighting confirmed with a promotional official that Gallagher (11-2) will fight Brett Johns (18-3) in a bantamweight bout at Bellator Dublin on Sept. 23. The matchup was first reported by Ariel Helwani.
Gallagher recently saw a four-fight win streak snapped with a third-round submission loss to Patchy Mix at Bellator 270 in November. Prior to that, the Irishman had rattled off four consecutive victories with three of those by way of first-round submission. This will be Gallagher’s fifth time fighting in Dublin under the Bellator banner.
In his most recent outing this past February, Wales’ Johns rebounded from a disappointing Bellator debut by finishing Khurshed Kakhorov in the third round via ground-and-pound TKO. The submission specialist signed with Bellator in 2020 coming off of a 5-2 run with the UFC.
Bellator Dublin takes place at 3Arena and is also scheduled to feature Yoel Romero vs. Melvin Manhoef in a light heavyweight bout, and Benson Henderson vs. Peter Queally in a lightweight bout.