Bellator 196 : Gallagher vs. Borics - April 6 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

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Bellator 196 : Gallagher vs. Borics - April 6 (OFFICIAL DISCUSSION)

Post by Kingfedor on Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:20 pm


Bellator 196
April 6, 2018
Nemzeti Sportkozpontok
Budapest, Hungary


Bellator 196:
James Gallagher (7-0)    vs.             (6-0) Ádám Borics   
Main Event | Featherweight | 145 lbs (66 kg)
Denise Kielholtz (1-1)     vs.  (18-8) Lena Ovchynnikova   
Co-Main Event | Women's Flyweight | 125 lbs (57 kg)

Bellator KB 9:
Alexey Ignashov (85-21)    vs.                                   TBA   
Main Event | Heavyweight | 265 lbs (120 kg)

Bellator will hold its third event in Budapest, Hungary on Friday, April 6, bringing along a battle of young guns looking to remain undefeated early in their mixed martial arts careers. The pride of Strabane, Northern Ireland, James Gallagher (7-0) meets Budapest’s Adam Borics (10-0) in an exciting Bellator 196 featherweight main event matchup.

A women’s flyweight bout will serve as the co-main event of the card, when the Bellator women’s 125-pound kickboxing champion Denise Kielholtz (1-1) takes on Lena Ovchynnikova (12-5, 1 NC). In addition, the April 6 card at BOK Hall will also feature world-class kickboxing action, as Bellator Kickboxing returns for another great night of fights. A main event for the kickboxing portion of the card will be announced in the coming days.

There are few mixed martial artists that invoke the type of polarizing reaction “The Strabanimal” does when entering the Bellator cage. A longtime training partner of Conor McGregor under the tutelage of world-renowned coach John Kavanagh at SBG Ireland, the 21-year-old has been on a tear since signing with Bellator in 2016, racking up four wins in four contests. With each victory, Gallagher has showcased a growing skillset, culminating in a first-round submission of Chinzo Machida atBellator 180 last June. Now fully recovered from injury, Gallagher has a tough test ahead in the undefeated Hungarian.

 Adam Borics made his Bellator debut at Bellator 177, finishing Anthony Taylor via submission in the opening frame. Known as “The Kid,” Borics has competed exclusively throughout his four-year career in Europe, and this time will be no different. Having won over plenty of fans over on the heels of his promotional debut in April of last year, Borics will definitely have the home field advantage on April 6.

In addition, the April 6 card at BOK Hall will also feature world-class kickboxing action, as K-1 Legend Alexey Ignashov will make his Bellator  debut on the Bellator KB card.

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