A promotion official confirmed the pairing to Sherdog.com on
Wednesday following an initial report from
MMAjunkie.com. Bellator 187 takes place at the 3Arena in Dublin
and is headlined by a 145-pound clash pitting James
Gallagher against Jeremiah
McKee and Gallagher have made a habit of calling each other out in
recent months, and now the two featherweights will share the same
venue in Gallagher’s home country.
McKee has compiled a 9-0 mark in the Bellator cage, finishing four
of his wins by KO/TKO and two via submission. Most recently,
“Mercenary” outpointed Blair
Tugman at Bellator 182 on Aug. 25.
The 32-year-old Petley halted a four-fight skid in his last outing,
as he took a three-round verdict over Chase
Morton at Bellator 179. The British Association of Mixed
Martial Arts veteran is 11-8-1 as a professional overall.