The two will now be the main event of Bellator Dublin on Feb. 22. The two fighters were originally set to fight this past September in Dublin, but Ellenor was forced off the card after a concerning brain scan came back. However, after a second opinion, it was determined Ellenor was misdiagnosed and he is cleared to fight.
“Ellenor has been medically cleared by a licensed physician to return to active competition, following an incorrect reading initially provided by a doctor in South Africa,” Bellator MMA officials said in a statement. “Bellator MMA, as well as the Mohegan Tribe Department of Athletic Regulations which oversees the organization’s international events, maintains that athletes pass all medical requirements, ensuring they are held to the highest standards in safety and regulation.”
Gallagher is coming off of a submission win over Romas Salazar, and before that edged out a decision win over Jeremiah Labiano and a submission win over Steven Graham. The 23-year-old is currently 10-1 as a pro with his lone loss coming by knockout at the hands of Ricky Bandejas.
Ellenor, meanwhile, is 8-2 as a pro and also earned a first-round submission win last time out in his Bellator debut. All eight of the Englishman’s wins come by stoppage with six by submission and two by knockout.