James Gallagher was full of hype going into his fight at Bellator 204. He was so confident, high hopes were had for him to be the next Conor McGregor!!
He was confident he was going to choke his American opponent Ricky Bandejas out in the first round and take the belt!
Only 3 minutes or so in James was KO’d in spectacular fashion when he was brutally stunned with a Straight blast Kick to The Face!!
The 21-year-old, Straight Blast Gym fighter suffered the first loss of his career. He had an undefeated 7-0 record coming into the fight but was battered by his American opponent.
James released a statement on his Instagram following the fight, vowing he is “still the shit!
I talked a big game and got the big fall, that everyone scared To do. If I hadn’t of talk none of you would be talking about me either. It’ll be the best thing that ever happened me!! I’ll take it on the chin ( literally) and move on. Hats off to my opponent, I show up fully prepared ready to go there’s no excuses. I’m going to bounce back from that loss and climb my way back up and become world champion. I woke up today with no injuries and with the people who care still around me. I get back to the gym put in the work and climb my way back. Nothing will keep me down! My spirit is bruised , never broken! I’m still the shit! @pnp_photography_
Pic by @BellatorMMA
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