Strabane’s own James Gallagher found himself a new opponent on Thursday when former UFC competitor Roman Salazar took the fight on 11-days notice.
Bellator confirmed to MMAFighting.com that Gallagher vs. Salazar would remain as the main event bout for the Bellator Dublin card, but the fight will now be contested at a catchweight of 140 pounds.
Cal Ellenor took to social media yesterday (Weds) to explain how he was forced to pull of the bout when some abnormalities were discovered in his pre-fight brain scan.
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.