Bellator and Rizin started their partnership in 2018 with Darrion Caldwell fighting Kyoji Horiguchi. Partnership should continue in 2020 with James Gallagher Bellator rising star fighting Manel Kape.(Rizin Bantamweight Champion) Kape vs Gallagher headline event in Dublin or in Tokyo for the spring of 2020.
James Gallagher vs Manel Kape Bellator/Rizin Spring of 2020
James Gallagher fighting Bellator Dublin on February 22nd vs Cal Ellenor(British Bantamweight Prospect). Manel Kape recently beat Kai Asakura at Rizin 20 on New Years Eve. Kape on a three fight winning streak, Beating Takeya Mizugaki(MMA UFC and WEC Veteran).
Gallagher been fighting lesser opponents in my opinion, However one of the stars for Bellator. Trains at Straight Blast Gym, Known for being the twin of Conor McGregor. Gallagher is a top Bellator Bantamweight and this would be the perfect fight for Gallagher.
No brainier for Manel Kape to build more exposure for himself, Continuing to represent Rizin. Opportunity to fight James Gallagher is a fight you can’t pass up.