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The preliminary card for Bellator’s June 24th event in New York City has picked up an interesting featherweight fight, as the promotion’s announced that Chinzo Machida will take on James Gallagher.

Machida (5-2) is the 40 year-old, older brother of former UFC champ, Lyoto. Machida has gone 2-0 in Bellator to date, and has scored highlight reel stoppages in both victories.

Gallagher (6-0), meanwhile, is widely regarded to be one of Ireland’s top prospects, and has scored three wins under the Bellator banner to date. The featherweight is just 20 year’s old.

So, that’s a solid addition to an event which will feature Chael Sonnen taking on Wanderlei Silva in the headliner, and Fedor Emelianenko battling Matt Mitrione in the co-main event.

Bellator 180 will be hosted by the iconic Madison Square Garden.