IRELAND’S OWN JAMES GALLAGHER MEETS STEVEN GRAHAM IN BANTAMWEIGHT HEADLINER ON FEB. 23 WHEN BELLATOR RETURNS TO 3ARENA IN DUBLIN

December 10, 2018
LOS ANGELES – Bellator is set to return to Dublin on Saturday, February 23, as trash-taking Irish prospect James Gallagher (7-1) looks to defend his home turf against Steven Graham (6-3) in the bantamweight main event of Bellator: Gallagher vs. Graham at 3Arena.
 
The event will be broadcast free on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, as well as DAZN.com, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App.
 
Tickets will go on sale to the general public Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 9 a.m. GMT and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.ie and Bellator.com, as well as the 3Arena box office.
 
James Gallagher readies for his highly anticipated return to Dublin on Feb. 23, where he will look to start his 2019 campaign off with a bang. Fighting out of Strabane, Ireland, "The Strabanimal" hopes to notch his eighth career win and fifth since joining Bellator two years ago. With seven victories and six finishes over a three-year stint, the Straight Blast Gym (SBG) product is undoubtedly one of the brightest young stars in the MMA world. With impressive finishes over Chinzo Machida and Anthony Taylor, Gallagher hopes to duplicate that same success inside Dublin's 3Arena in front of the Irish faithful.
 
Fighting out of Kansas City, Mo., Steven "Golden" Graham enters the bout riding an impressive five-fight winning streak that dates back to March of 2017 in Shamrock FC. The 27-year-old bantamweight Brazilian jiu-jitsu brown belt is known for his gritty style and consistent pressure inside the cage, where each of his six wins have concluded with a finish, including five in the opening round. A product of American Top Team KC under veteran Jason High in Lenexa, Kansas, Graham hopes to add to his recent success when he squares off against fan-favorite Gallagher inside the Bellator cage.
 
Updated Bellator: Gallagher vs. Graham Card:
Bantamweight Main Event: James Gallagher (7-1) vs. Steven Graham (6-3)
 
 
*Card subject to change
  
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About Bellator:
Bellator is a leading global mixed martial arts and kickboxing organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator events take place in major cities worldwide and can be seen on television in over 160 countries to an available audience of over one billion people. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on both Paramount Network and DAZN, the world's first truly dedicated LIVE sports streaming service. Bellator is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Hollywood, Calif. and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
 
About Paramount Network:
Paramount Network is a premium entertainment destination that pushes the limits of story-telling with bold original scripted and non-scripted series. Inspired by over a century of cinema, Paramount Network is where today's brightest stars bring the experience of the big screen to every screen with stories that are immersive, inclusive, and deeply personal.
 
About DAZN:
Globally, DAZN is a live and on-demand sports streaming service created by fans, for fans, that is leading the charge to provide access to sports anytime, anywhere. DAZN guarantees no long-term contract, no bundles, just one affordable price for access to all the service's sports on connected devices including Smart TVs, smartphones, tablets, games consoles and PCs. DAZN is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Japan, Canada, Italy and now the U.S. at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial – where it is becoming a must-have service for sports fans, with a daily show featuring live look-ins to Major League Baseball games beginning in 2019 and more than 100 fight nights already lined up from Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA, the World Boxing Super Series, Combate Americas and the recently announced Golden Boy Promotions.
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