MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida set for Bellator 180 in New York

480 James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida set for Bellator 180 in New York Bellator officials announced Monday that SBG product James Gallagher will face Chinzo Machida in a featherweight affair at Bellator 180 scheduled for New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 24th. Gallagher (6-0) has gone a perfect 3-0 under the Bellator banner, including a first-round submission win over  Kirill Medvedovski at Bellator 173 in his last fight. The 20-year-old has won all six of his career bouts by submission. Machida (5-2) heads into this matchup off back-to-back victories, including a stoppage win over Jamar Ocampo at Bellator 170 in January. The 40-year-old is the older brother of UFC middleweight Lyoto Machida. Here’s an updated look at the card…. Bellator NYC (Main Card) Wanderlei Silva vs. Chael Sonnen Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione Douglas Lima (c) vs. Lorenz Larkin – for welterweight title Michael Chandler (c) vs. Brent Primus – for lightweight title Bellator 180 (Undercard) James Gallagher vs. Chinzo Machida Aaron Pico vs. TBA UFC 210: Desmond Green – Week #5 Video Blog  Magnus Cedenblad off UFC Stockholm, Trevor Smith now meets Chris Camozzi on May 28th  UFC officials announced that Magnus Cedenblad has withdrawn from his fight with Chris Camozzi due to undisclosed reasons. Trevor Smith has been tabbed as his replacement. Camozzi (24-12) heads into this matchup off back-to-back losses against Thales Leites and Daniel Kelly. Prior to that, the Factory X standout had won three fights in a row. Smith (14-7) had his two-fight win streak snapped in his last bout, as he suffered a unanimous-decision loss to Andrew Sanchez back in December at UFC Fight Night 102. The 36-year-old holds a 4-4 record in the Octagon. UFC Fight Night 109 takes place May 28th in Stockholm, Sweden.

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