James Gallagher News
Nate Diaz slams Conor McGregor after former teammate gets tapped out under the Bellator banner
Adam D Martin - November 10, 2021
Patrick Mix expects to finish Albert Morales, blasts James Gallagher: "I put together an amazing camp to whoop his ass and he didn't show up"
Cole Shelton - May 5, 2021
James Gallagher responds to critics following victory at Bellator Europe
Adam D Martin - October 4, 2020
Patrick Mix eyes submission win over Juan Archuleta for vacant belt, trashes James Gallagher
Cole Shelton - June 11, 2020
James Gallagher calls Nick Diaz interview "scary", urges him to stay retired
Natasha Hooper - December 9, 2019
Bellator fighter James Gallagher hopes Nick Diaz stays in retirement for good as he found his recent interview concerning. Diaz sat down for an interview with Ariel Helwani last month and hinted at a possible Octagon return against Jorge Masvidal (to avenge his younger brother’s recent loss.) As Nick Diaz is a figurehead of the sport that many younger fighters look up to, his demeanour was a cause for concern for the young Irishman. Gallagher said (transcript via Metro News):
James Gallagher says he punched Mike Kimbel in backstage altercation, explains why
Tom Taylor - November 21, 2019
This morning, Bellator bantamweight prospects James Gallagher and Mike Kimbel came to blows backstage at Bellator London media day. Speaking to MMA Junkie shortly thereafter, Gallagher gave his take on how this chaotic scene was sparked.
VIDEO | James Gallagher, Mike Kimbel nearly brawl ahead of Bellator London
Tom Taylor - November 21, 2019
Chaos briefly broke loose ahead of Saturday’s Bellator London card, as rising bantamweight stars James Gallagher and Mike Kimbel nearly brawled backstage on media day. Luckily, the pair were separated by others nearby — including Bellator welterweight star Michael “Venom” Page, who battles short-notice replacement Gianni Melillo in the Bellator London main event.
Bellator results: James Gallagher taps Roman Salazar in seconds (video)
Thomas Taylor - September 27, 2019
Rising Bellator star James Gallagher returned to the cage at Bellator Dublin on Friday — though not against the man he initially expected. When his original opponent Cal Ellenor was forced off the card, Gallagher was forced to shift his focus to late replacement, UFC veteran Roman Salazar. The Bellator Dublin card, of which Gallagher vs. Salazar was a part, aired live on Friday afternoon on the Bellator MMA app. Unlike the Bellator 227 portion of this event it will not air on tape delay later tonight.
James Gallagher gives the middle finger to panic
Christine Allen - June 25, 2019
“I pulled out of the fight. I didn’t even wanna be here, I didn’t wanna train. I was in a bad way…panic attacks getting sick…and now I’m back, now I’m winning.” As I watched a very relieved James Gallagher retell his experience of severe panic attacks in the weeks leading up to his victory over Jeremiah Labiano at Bellator London 223, I was reminded once again of the fine line between success and failure, and the vital role that mental health plays in not only the outcome of a fight, but life.
VIDEO | James Gallagher scuffles with opponent's teammate at Bellator 223 press conference
Tom Taylor - June 20, 2019
Irish Bellator star James Gallagher has never shied away from a little pre-fight trash talk, and at the recent Bellator 223 press conference in London, he wound up swapping plenty of that with a teammate of his opponent, Jeremiah Labiano. The drama began during the press conference, when one of Labiano’s teammates began heckling Gallagher from the crowd. Gallagher responded with a firm lecture for his heckler, who he believed was one of his foe’s coaches.
James Gallagher says Conor McGregor 'shouldn't come back unless he gets what he deserves'
Cole Shelton - June 19, 2019
Back in March, Conor McGregor announced his retirement from MMA. Many people believed it was only to keep him in the headlines and he would soon return to action. But, as of right now, there is still no word on if or when the Irishman will return to the Octagon. According to his teammate in James Gallagher, he believes the former champ-champ won’t return unless he gets what he deserves. What Conor McGregor deserves, says Gallagher is a share in the UFC.
Gegard Mousasi, Paul Daley, James Gallagher, scheduled for fights at Bellator London
Tom Taylor - March 29, 2019
On June 22, Bellator MMA will return to the United Kingdom with the aptly titled Bellator London card. The promotion has already begun stacking this event, adding a trio of big names to the bill in Gegard Mousasi, Paul Daley and James Gallagher (via MMA Junkie). Gegard Mousasi will defend his Bellator middleweight title on the card, taking on the streaking Rafael Lovato Jr. This fight was originally expected to occur in June, but was unfortunately delayed when Mousasi sustained an injury.
VIDEO | Watch James Gallagher, Charlie Ward pick up big stoppage wins at Bellator 217 in Dublin
Tom Taylor - February 24, 2019
James Gallagher explains how he benefitted from loss to Ricky Bandejas
James Lynch - December 19, 2018
If Bellator star James Gallagher had it his way, he’d be looking to avenge his only career loss against Ricky Bandejas on Feb. 23 instead of fighting Steven Graham. But according to the Bellator 218 headliner, Bandejas declined the rematch and instead took a fight against Juan Archuleta at Bellator 214. Gallagher explained the situation in an interview with Jim Edwards of MMANytt.
James Gallagher to headline Bellator 218 in Dublin
James Lynch - December 11, 2018
Bellator MMA announced in a press release that James Gallagher will headline Bellator 218 in Dublin, Ireland on Feb. 23. Gallagher (7-1) will look to bounce back from the first loss of his career as he’s set to face Steven Graham in a bantamweight bout. The 22-year-old is coming off a first-round TKO loss to former CFFC champion Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 204 in August. Losing for the first time in his career was especially tough for Gallagher who had engaged in a lot of trash talk leading up until the bout. The highlight reel head kick made it’s way on SportsCenter and did big numbers on social media.
James Gallagher taking inspiration from Conor McGregor after recent KO loss
Tom Taylor - August 21, 2018
Last weekend, on the main card of Bellator 204, polarizing Bellator bantamweight prospect James Gallagher was brutally knocked out by former CFFC champ Ricky Bandejas. In the wake of this loss, Gallagher has assured that his cocky attitude isn’t going anywhere. That being said, he assures he’s also determined to learn from the loss.
Bellator champ Darrion Caldwell reacts to James Gallagher getting knocked out
Tom Taylor - August 20, 2018
Over the weekend, on the main card of Bellator 204, outspoken Bellator bantamweight prospect James Gallagher suffered his first defeat. The polarizing young Irishman was abruptly snuffed by former CFFC champ Ricky Bandejas. Later that same night, Bellator bantamweight champion Darrion Caldwell picked up a big TKO win in a featherweight showdown with streaking UFC veteran Noad Lahat.
Fighters react to Ricky Bandejas' crushing KO of James Gallagher at Bellator 204
Chris Taylor - August 18, 2018
"Cocky mother f***er" James Gallagher reacts to KO loss
Thomas Taylor - August 18, 2018
Last night, on the main card of Bellator 204, bantamweight prospect James Gallagher stepped into the cage with former CFFC champ Ricky Bandejas. Heading into this fight, Gallagher was as confident as ever. He even taunted his opponent as the bout was being announced. Unfortunately, the bout did not go as planned for the brash, 21-year-old Irishman. Instead, he was knocked out in the very first round, succumbing to a side kick to the face and a volley of followup punches.