Report: James Gallagher to Fight Cris Lencioni in Featherweight Contest
By FCF Staff
It’s being reported that James Gallagher’s return to the Bellator cage has been booked, as the Irish fighter will battle American, Cris Lencioni.
Gallagher (11-2) hasn’t competed since November, 2021, when he was submitted by Patchy Mix. The fighter was expected to compete in Bellator’s bantamweight grand prix, but Gallagher was forced to withdraw due to undergoing hand surgery.
More recently, Severe MMA reported that Gallagher will fight Lencioni (11-3) in a featherweight contest at Bellator 2989, August 11th. MMA Junkie is also reporting that a source has confirmed the match-up.
Lencioni is coming off a submission win over Blake Smith at Bellator 294 in April, and has won four straight.
Prior to his loss to Mix, Gallagher had won four in a row.
Bellator 298 will take place in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.