Bellator 217 Highlights & Results: Irish standout James Gallagher returns to the winner’s circle

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After being upset for the first time in his career in his last trip to the cage, James Gallagher wasn’t about to continue spiraling down at Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham on Saturday in Dublin.

Gallagher wasted no time in his main event bout with Steven Graham, taking him down, working position and threatening with a rear-naked choke. He eventually sunk though choke and finished the fight at the midway point of the opening round. 

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Bellator 217: Gallagher vs. Graham Results

Main Card

  • James Gallagher (8-1) defeated Steven Graham (6-4) via submission (rear naked choke) at 2.31 of round one
  • Myles Price (11-7) defeated Peter Queally (11-5-1) via split decision (29-28 x2, 28-29)
  • Kiefer Crosbie (6-0) defeated Daniel Olejniczak (3-3-1) via submission (rear naked choke) at 4.09 of round one
  • Richie Smullen (4-1-1) defeated Adam Gustab (3-4) via unanimous decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)


  • Charlie Ward (6-3) defeated Jamie Stephenson (4-3) via KO (punch) at 0.34 of round one
  • Paul Redmond (15-8) defeated Charlie Leary (15-10-1) via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Richard Kiely (3-1) defeated Mickael Bucher (3-5) via KO (punch) at 4.21 of round one
  • Walter Gahadza (18-3) defeated Ruben Crawford (16-4) via TKO (head kicks) at 1.59 of round one
  • Ryan Curtis (5-1) defeated Luis Gonzalez (8-5) via TKO (punches) at 4.59 of round one
  • Leah McCourt (2-1) defeated Hatice Ozyurt (2-7) via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) at 5.00 of round one
  • Olga Rubin (6-0) defeated Iony Razafiarison (6-2) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
  • Will Fleury (5-1) defeated Shaun Taylor (8-2) via submission (rear naked choke) at 1.32 of round two
  • Alfie Davies (11-3) defeated Daniele Scatizzi (9-5) via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x2)
  • Chris Duncan (4-0) defeated Sam Slater (2-1) via TKO (punches) at 3:52 of round one
  • Dylan Logan (3-3) defeated Andrew Murphy (1-3) via submission (armbar) at 2:41 of round one
  • George Courtney (1-0) defeated Ian Cleary (1-2) via submission (guillotine choke) at 0:54 of round three