James Gallagher’s team have stepped up their search for a new opponent after Britain’s Cal Ellenor was forced to withdraw due to injury.
With just 10 days until Bellator Europe 4 in Dublin, the promotion has been left scrambling for a main event replacement.
Strabane bantamweight Gallagher was set to fight the Englishman in the main event at the 3Arena on 27 September.
Ellenor (8-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) was forced to pull out of the bantamweight matchup with Gallagher (9-1 MMA, 6-1 BMMA) on Tuesday due to an undisclosed injury.
The 22-year-old has won his last two fights after bouncing back from his only professional defeat, by Ricky Bandejas in August 2018, with back-to-back wins over Jeremiah Labiano and Steven Graham.
The Dublin card also features Saintfield native Leah McCourt’s return to the ring.
McCourt hopes to extend her professional record to 3-1 when she faces England’s Kerry Hughes, while Belfast’s Karl Moore is set to take on Lee Chadwick.