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.