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James Gallagher brings his 'Strabanimal' style to Bellator 163

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Bellator 163: "Koreshkov vs. Lima" comes to Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Nov. 10, 2016. Headlining the card that night will be a welterweight fight between current champion Andrey Koreshkov and former champion Douglas Lima.

Fight fans have even more to look forward to that night with the announcement of a new featherweight contest. "The Strabanimal" James Gallagher made a successful debut at Bellator 158 in London, and the young 4-0 fighter is hungry for more competition.

Kirill Medvedovsky is happy to grant his wish. The 7-2 fighter's most recent win came against Evgeny Zhekalov in February, knocking out his opponent with a punch just 27 seconds into round one.

Their bout will join a card that also features Irsael's own Noad Lahat vs. Scott Cleve in a featherweight contest. Who's to say the winner of these two bouts might not meet somewhere down the road?

The updated Bellator 163 card is below.

Bellator 163 "Tel Aviv" Main Card (Spike TV):

Welterweight: Andrey Koreshkov (19-1) vs. Douglas Lima (27-6)
Featherweight: Noad Lahat (9-2) vs. Scott Cleve (15-5)
Featherweight: James Gallagher (4-0) vs. Kirill Medvedovsky (6-1)

Bellator 163 "Prelims" Card (

Welterweight: Joaquin Buckley (6-0) vs. Jackie Gosh (6-0)

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