James Gallagher has a new opponent for his upcoming fight in the Bellator cage. According to sources familiar with Bellator’s plans, Gallagher will now face James Gonzalez at Bellator 298. The event is scheduled to take place on August 11 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
James Gonzalez will be stepping in for Cris Lencioni, who experienced cardiac arrest earlier this month, as confirmed by his wife Marca in a social media post.
This fight will mark Gallagher’s return to the cage after a series of setbacks following his loss to Patchy Mix at Bellator 270 in November 2021. Prior to that defeat, Gallagher had achieved four consecutive victories, three of which were secured by submission.
As for James Gonzalez, a former CFFC champion, he enters the matchup with a record of four wins in six fights. Notably, he handed Cody Law his first professional loss at Bellator 282 in June 2022. However, in his most recent appearance, Gonzalez suffered a unanimous decision loss to Aaron Pico at Bellator 295 in April.
The main event of Bellator 298 will feature a welterweight bout between Logan Storley and Brennan Ward.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Bellator 298
Who is James Gallagher’s new opponent for Bellator 298?
James Gallagher’s new opponent for Bellator 298 is James Gonzalez. Gallagher had a change in opponents due to Cris Lencioni’s unfortunate cardiac arrest earlier this month.
When and where will Bellator 298 take place?
Bellator 298 is scheduled to take place on August 11 at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
What is James Gallagher’s recent fighting record?
James Gallagher suffered a loss to Patchy Mix at Bellator 270 in November 2021. Prior to that, he had won four consecutive fights, three of which were by submission.
What is James Gonzalez’s fighting background?
James Gonzalez is a former CFFC champion and has won four out of six fights. He notably handed Cody Law his first professional loss at Bellator 282 in June 2022 but lost via unanimous decision to Aaron Pico at Bellator 295 in April.
Who will headline Bellator 298?
The welterweight bout between Logan Storley and Brennan Ward will serve as the main event for Bellator 298.