James Gallagher will indeed fight Patrick Mix.
Gallagher and Mix were supposed to meet at Bellator 257 on May 7. However, the Irishman was forced to withdraw due to an injury. Mix, however, didn’t buy it and was vocal about the fact he believes Gallagher is scared of him and is overhyped.
Now, however, MMAJunkie reports Gallagher and Mix have been rebooked to fight one another in Dublin, Ireland on November 5. MyMMANews has since been able to confirm with sources close to the situation that the fight is in the works. It’s uncertain if the fight will serve as the main event at this time.
This is a pivotal fight for the bantamweight division. It’s also a scrap that has some heat on it as Gallagher and Mix don’t like one another. The winner of the fight could also determine who gets the first crack at Sergio Pettis.
James Gallagher (11-1) has not fought since October of 2020 at Bellator Euro Series 9. There, he submitted Cal Ellenor in the first round. The victory extended his winning streak to four. During the run, he also submitted Steven Graham and Roman Salazar while he beat Jeremiah Labiano by decision. His lone loss came back in 2018 at Bellator 204 where he was knocked out by Ricky Bandejas in the first round. The Irishman has notable wins over Anthony Taylor and Mike Cutting. He has also switched camps from SBG Ireland to Glory MMA and Fitness in Kansas under James Krause.
Patrick Mix (14-1), meanwhile, returned to the win column last time out as he scored a submission win over Albert Morales at Bellator 258 when he was supposed to fight Gallagher. Before that, he suffered his first career loss as a pro and amateur as he dropped a decision to Juan Archuleta for the vacant title back at Bellator 246. In his career, he holds notable wins over Bandejas, Andre Ewell, Tony Gravely, and Yuki Motoya.
Cole Shelton covers MMA for BJPenn.com, MMANews, and MyMMANews.com while also being the lead MMA odds writer for Sports Betting Dime