James Gallagher faced his stiffest test to date at Bellator 270 when he took on former Bantamweight title-challenger Patchy Mix and unfortunately for the fans in attendance in Dublin, he came up short. Gallagher has been one of Bellator’s brightest young stars for a while and has competed for the promotion ever since his fourth professional fight. He lost his undefeated record in a surprising upset back at Bellator 204 but managed to right the ship quickly and hasn’t lost since then, over three and a half years ago. Most recently, Gallagher was seen putting his stellar grappling skills to great work when he submitted Cal Ellenor in the first round of Bellator Milan 3.
That win edged him within an inch of a title shot for the promotion and this fight against Patchy Mix was almost certainly the one that would have put James Gallagher at the top of the Bantamweight pecking order. Unfortunately for Gallagher, it seems as though he will have to wait a little longer before he’s able to get a shot at the current champion, Sergio Pettis. The first round of the fight could have gone either way really but Mix came into his own in the second and dominated the ground exchanges. Gallagher shot for an early takedown as the third round began and Mix latched on to an incredibly tight guillotine, forcing him to tap and taking home the win.
Bellator 270 Full Results
Patricky “Pitbull” Freire defeats Peter Queally via TKO – Punches (Rd 2, 1:05)
Patrick Mix defeats James Gallagher via Submission – Guillotine (Rd 3, 0:39)
Pedro Carvalho defeats Daniel Weichel via Decision – Unanimous (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ilias Bulaid defeats Georges Sasu via Decision – Split (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Ciaran Clarke defeats Jordan Barton via Submission – Rear-naked Choke (Rd 3, 4:11)
Daniele Scatizzi defeats Brian Hooi via Decision – Unanimous (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Nicolò Solli defeats Bobby Pallett via Decision – Split (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
Danni Neilan defeats Audrey Kerouche via Knockout – Punches (Rd 1, 0:15)
Lee Chadwick defeats Arunas Andriuskevicus via Decision – Split (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Gokhan Saricam defeats Charlie Milner via TKO – Punches (Rd 3, 3:58)
Yusuf Nazokatov defeats Stephen Costello via Submission – Heelhook (Rd 2, 2:24)
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