Gallagher (7-1-0) is looking to rebound from his first professional MMA defeat, which came against Ricky Bandejas at Bellator 204. Gallagher is also going to be headlining his first Bellator MMA card, despite having been with the promotion for over two years. Gallagher has picked up seven wins as a professional MMA fighter and six of them have come by way of submission.
Graham (5-3-0) is going to be making his Bellator MMA debut in this encounter and does so on the strength of a four fight winning streak. Graham has competed a total of eight times as a professional MMA fighter and none of those bouts have gone past the opening round. Graham is going to be competing for the first time in over a year when the bout takes place, as his last fight took place in January of this year.
Bellator 218 takes place on Saturday, February 23 from the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland with James Gallagher and Steven Graham headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, while broadcast plans have yet to be revealed.