The key match of the tournament Bellator 217 will be the battle in which together, Gallagher and Graham. Who will win in the main event of the evening? Leading bookmakers have already determined favorite. So it's time for us to do the same. But about all under the order.
Where and when?
217 Bellator will take place, within which and will be the meeting of two eminent men, in the Irish capital, Dublin. It will take 3Arena, quite often host outdoor events of the American promotion. Start fights of the main card will begin late in the evening of the twenty-third of February. Then there are fans of live broadcasts from Russia will be able to follow the match Gallagher and Graham already after midnight by Moscow time, that is, in the night from Saturday to Sunday.
Twenty-two year old James Gallagher not so long ago he began his career at the professional level, but has already managed to earn the respect of opponents and colleagues. Irish times eight went out into the octagon and seven of them left him as the winner. On account of the young soldier of six successful submisson and one victory after the judges scored it.
Gallagher conceded only once. It happened in his last match, which took place in August 2018 under the Bellator 204. Then Ricky Bandejas sent the Irish into the knockout kick and then successfully finished off a series of powerful punches. For victory the Americans had less than three minutes.
It is noteworthy that initially James was in the Welterweight weight class. But now he is ready to act in the Flyweight division.
Stephen Graham, who nineteenth of January was twenty-seven, much more experienced than his counterpart. But the career of the American was formed not so successfully. With six fights he has only three wins (two knockouts and submission holds) and the same number of losses (two knockouts and judges ' decision).
Lost Graham the last time the twenty-seventh of February 2016, even when performed under the auspices of the Cageside Promotions Kansas. Then he double-dealt not with the teams and signed a contract with Bellator. Now Steven wants to get to the top of mixed martial arts in his weight class with one of the most famous promotions.
Words before the fight
Both teams respect each other and understand that to reach the heights in MMA they will be able only thanks to the victory. Maybe Gallagher are affected to a lesser degree as he is much younger and more successful than his opponent. Yes, and to make James will be the support of native stands, which makes him really happy.
Graham behaves before the fight, coolly and calmly. He is confident and ready to fight away from home. While Steven is sure that he has the strength to deal with his counterpart to the end of the last round.
James Gallagher vs Steven Graham: a prediction for the fight
The Irishman is a clear favorite in the upcoming confrontation. It feels great in the rack and even better on the ground. The main thing is to with weight loss, James has not lost the force of impact. And here is Graham in case of defeat can forget about a successful career that can not pressure him. Our forecast – a victory Gallagher. And it is likely that it will be early.
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