ROUNDTABLE: Staff predictions for James Gallagher vs. Steven Graham

By Michael Hiscoe, Managing Editor

Who will win Saturday’s Bellator main event between James Gallagher and Steven Graham?

Frank Hyden, Columnist – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’ll go with Graham by decision, but I’m not super confident. I think this will be close and we might even get a controversial decision, but I think Graham does enough to get the win.

Christian Moore, MMATorch Contributor

It has to be James Gallagher right? After Gallagher was destroyed against an unknown in Ricky Bandejas, Bellator is surely giving him an easy win right? I believe so. Steven Graham holds a 6-3 record, and although he rides a 5 fight win streak, he’s in there to be fed. However, Gallagher is obviously overrated, but Bellator continues to push him in hopes of getting them their own Conor McGregor. I think Gallagher could lose, and he could lose swiftly, but knowing Bellator and the feed em’ program they have for fighters they want to succeed since they think Gallagher can rebound off this guy, then I do too.

Sean Covington, Columnist – Covington’s Corner

James Gallagher is coming off of a loss so I’m gonna put my money on Steven Graham whom I believe has a five-fight win streak.


Michael Hiscoe, MMATorch Managing Editor

Bellator generally does a good job of protecting guys they think can be stars. Obviously, that can fail spectacularly as it did for Aaron Pico’s first fight, or as it did last time James Gallagher fought. Overall though, they tend to get the result they were hoping for like we saw last month with Jake Hager’s MMA debut. I would expect a second-round TKO for Gallagher here.


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