James Gallagher vs. Patrick Mix Targeted for Bellator’s Return to Ireland on Nov. 5

By Tristen Critchfield Jul 21, 2021


A bantamweight clash pitting James Gallagher against Patrick Mix is in the works for Bellator MMA’s return to Ireland on Nov. 5.

Both fighters confirmed the matchup on social media following an initial report from MMAjunkie.com. It is unclear where the bout will be placed on the card. The likely venue for the event is the 3Arena in Dublin. The California-based promotion last traveled to Ireland for Bellator 240 in February 2020, a card that saw Leah McCourt outpoint Judith Ruis in the evening’s main event.

Gallagher and Mix were initially slated to square off at Bellator 258 on May 7 before the Irish fighter withdrew from the contest.

Gallagher, 24, has lost just once in 12 professional fights. The 24-year-old SBG Ireland representative has rebounded from a first-round KO loss to Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 204 to post four consecutive triumphs in the promotion. Most recently, Gallagher submitted Callum Ellenor in the opening stanza at Bellator Milan last October.

Mix, meanwhile, enters the matchup with a 14-1 professional mark. He suffered his first loss at Bellator 246, where he dropped a five-round verdict to Juan Archuleta in a 135-pound title bout. he returned to action at Bellator 258 to score a third-round submission of Albert Morales on May 7.

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