It was a big day for Ireland at Bellator Europe 9 with winning efforts by James Gallagher and Charlie Ward.
Take a look below at some of the video highlights from the Bellator Europe 9 main card.
James Gallagher def. Cal Ellenor by submission via rear-naked choke (4:31, R1)
Gallagher put forth a one-sided effort against Ellenor. The charismatic fighter took down Ellenor immediately, controlled the back and eventually sunk in a rear-naked choke withing five minutes.
Charlie Ward def. Andy Manzolo by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Ward opened up in the beginning of the fight; however, the known power striker relied on lay and pray wrestling to snatch a pivotal third round and win the unanimous decision.
.@Predator_Est does his best to get to his feet but @RelentlessWard was having none of it!— BellatorMMA (@BellatorMMA) October 3, 2020
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Charlie Leary def. Kiefer Crosbie by TKO via doctor stoppage (5:00, R1)
Things started well enough for Crosbie but the same cannot be said for the end of the round. Leary dropped Crosbie twice in the opening stanza. In between rounds, a doctor ruled Crosbie's eye was too damaged to continue and Leary was awarded the doctor stoppage TKO win.