One of Conor McGregor's most-promising teammates has signed with Bellator.
James Gallagher (3-0) has come to terms with Bellator on a new contract, MMAFighting.com has learned. The 19-year-old featherweight prospect, who trains under Straight Blast Gym head coach John Kavanagh, is expected to make his Bellator debut later this year, though a specific date and opponent has not been set.
"[I'm] very proud to have another fighter on another big show," Kavanagh said. "Today is a good day for SBG and Irish MMA."
Gallagher has been living with Kavanagh since he was 15 years old. After compiling an 8-0 amateur record, the Northern Ireland product turned pro in Oct. 2015 and has won his first three fights via first-round submission.
Before he makes his Bellator debut, Gallagher will fight Sean Tobin (4-2) June 4 at BAMMA.
Below is a clip of Gallagher's most recent fight versus Gerard Gilmore on Feb. 27.