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James Gallagher set to headline Bellator Dublin event on Feb. 23

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Bellator will make its return to Dublin, Ireland on Feb. 23 at the 3 Arena.

The promotion announced the event via press release Monday morning, revealing that James Gallagher will take on Steven Graham in the main event.

Gallagher (7-1-0) is coming off his first career loss to former CFFC champion, Ricky Bandejas, who finished “The Strabanimal” in the first round of his bantamweight debut at Bellator 204. Up until that point, the SBG fighter had won all four of his tests under the banner, including notable wins over Kirill Medvedovski and Chinzo Machida.

A relative unknown in comparison to Gallagher, Graham (6-3-0) will make his Bellator debut on the night. The American started his career with a run of 1-3, but has since rekindled his form and put together a run of five consecutive wins, with all victories coming by way of stoppage. However, only one of the fighters he took victory over had a winning record, Andrew Kimzey (3-0-0), whom he stopped in the first round of their meeting at Walkout FC 7.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. local time.

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