BELLATOR EUROPEAN SERIES RETURNS— Bellator Europe (@Bellator_Europe) September 15, 2020
eptember - Edwards vs. Van Steenis
ctober - Gallagher vs. Ellenor
Both events take place in Milan, Italy and will be broadcast live on Channel 5 pic.twitter.com/54gzu4BShj
The Bellator European Series is back with two more dates: Sept. 26 and Oct. 3.
On Tuesday, Bellator MMA announced the dates for two Bellator European Series events that will go down in Milan, Italy. The Oct. 3 card will feature a bantamweight clash in its main event as James Gallagher (10-1) will take on Callum Ellenor (8-2).
“The Strabanimal” will put his three-bout winning streak on the line against longtime rival Ellenor. In his latest cage appearance, the Irishman submitted Roman Salazar thanks to a slick guillotine choke at Bellator 227. Prior, he upended Jeremiah Labiano and submitted Steven Graham at Bellator 223 and Bellator 217, respectively. So far, only Ricky Bandejas managed to derail the SBG Ireland-representative in his professional career.
Ellenor has fought only once under the Bellator's banner. “Cal Pacino” made his promotional debut back in February 2019 when he submitted Nathan Greyson via rear-naked choke in the opening stanza of their Bellator Newcastle encounter.
Bellator has already tried to make this matchup happen three times in the past. They should have met first at Bellator 227, but that time Ellenor pulled out due to an injury. Then it was Gallagher's turn to postpone as he got his back injured before Bellator 240. The last time the two European fighters should have locked horns, the whole Bellator London event was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Bellator Milan: Gallagher vs. Ellenor will go down at the Allianz Cloud in Milan, Italy, on Oct. 3. The card will also feature a middleweight co-main event as Charlie Ward (8-4) takes on Andy Manzolo (22-7). The second of the freshly-announced Bellator European Series will be the third straight event Bellator MMA will hold in Italy after Bellator Milan: Edwards vs. van Steenis and Bellator 247.