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James Gallagher vs Chinzo Machida

James Gallagher vs Chinzo Machida

A battle of the two hottest prospects in Bellator's Featherweight division, James Gallagher versus Chinzo Machida is an excellent matchup. 

Gallagher has the Conor Mcgregor-esque vibe about him which is not fake, but completely his own including a penchant for finishes by both strikes and submissions. Machida is a chip off the old block, and like his older brother has all the potential to become champion, with his evasive style coupled with lightning quick strikes.

In this fight, Gallagher would be well-served to keep his composure and not rush in, which he isn't known to do as evidenced in his last couple of fights. If that, then I see Gallagher being able to swarm Chinzo and maybe even take the fight to the ground. While Machida's ground game is extremely potent, the Irish youngster has terrific ground and pound which he employs to set up his submissions.

Prediction: James Gallagher via TKO

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