Machida is the older brother of Lyoto Machida, who made his way to Bellator last year. Since then, the 40 year-old fighter has scored two, highlight reel stoppages to move his record to 5-2.
Gallagher, meanwhile, is just 20 year’s old, and is a training partner of Conor McGregor at the renowned SBG in Dublin. Recently Bellator posted the video below, which features Gallagher submitting Anthony Taylor. The Irish fighter has gone 6-0 to date in pro-action.
Bellator 180 will go down at Madison Square Garden in New York City.