Tape rankings @ Bantamweight
Who won Gallagher vs Graham?
James Gallagher beat Steven Graham by submission in the 1st round, during the main event of Bellator 217, on Saturday 23rd February 2019 at 3Arena in Dublin.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 135 pounds (9.6 stone or 61.2 KG).
Gallagher vs Graham stats
James Gallagher stepped into the ring with a record of 7 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws and 6 by submission.
Steven Graham made his way to the ring with a record of 6 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Graham had advantage in power over Gallagher, with a 17% knock out percentage over Gallagher's 0%.
James Gallagher was the younger man by 6 years, at 25 years old.
Gallagher had a height advantage of 1 inch over Graham. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Gallagher's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Graham's, having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2015, 11 months later than Graham, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He had fought 5 more professional rounds, 21 to Graham's 16.
Gallagher's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 8 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.5 rounds on average.