Report: James Gallagher Injured, Bellator 187 Gets New Headliners


James Gallagher has suffered a knee injury and his main event bout against Jeremiah Labiano at Bellator 187 has been pulled from the card.

MMA Fighting first broke the story.

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Labiano will also be removed from the card and he is going to be booked on the Bellator 188 card against an opponent to be named.

It was Gallagher himself who announced the injury via Instagram:


A new main event is now set for the show as AJ McKee is going to be taking on Brian Moore is a featherweight division affair.

McKee (9-0-0) has spent his entire professional MMA career competing in the Bellator MMA promotion, earning notable wins over Blair Tugman, Dominic Mazzotta and Ray Wood. McKee also won seven of eight fights as an amateur MMA fighter, primarily competing in both Knockout Promotions and Get Down Promotions. McKee has earned five of his nine wins as a pro via first round finish, with his latest first round finish taking place at Bellator 178.

Moore (10-5-0) has won just one of two fights in Bellator MMA, defeating Michal Horejsi and suffering a defeat to Daniel Weichel. Moore has also competed twice in the Cage warriors promotion, dropping bouts to Dave Hill and Marat Pekov. Moore also went undefeated during his three fight stint as an amateur MMA fighter, with two of those wins coming in the Cage Contender promotion.

The injury is a blow as the show was relying heavily on the hometown boy in Gallagher.

Andre Goncalves was originally set to face Moore on the card before the changes, but he now faces Decky Dalton.

Bellator 187 takes place on Friday, November 10 from the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland with AJ McKee and Brian Moore headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Spike TV.

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