Find out more as ex England Rugby star James Haskell prepares to make his mixed martial arts debut.
Leading mixed martial arts promoter Bellator has confirmed that they’ll be returning to London this spring.
The combat sports action will take to the capital’s The SSE Arena Wembley on Saturday 16 May 2020.
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Fans can get tickets for Bellator at The SSE Arena Wembley, London, 24 hours early in our presale.
Open to all, the presale begins at 9:00 on Thursday 27 February 2020.
The forthcoming event is set to feature former England Rugby Union player James Haskell making his professional debut in the sport.
Haskell made 77 appearances for his country in a glittering career, representing England in two World Cups and playing a key role in helping his team win the Six Nations in 2016 and 2017.
Having retired from rugby at the age of 34, Haskell decided to take up MMA and after training at London Shootfighets alongside British MMA star Michael “Venom” Page, signed a professional contract with Bellator in August 2019.
Competing in the heavyweight division, Haskell is set to make his professional debut at the forthcoming Wembley event with his opponent to be announced soon.
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The main event on the night will feature James Gallagher face off against Cal Ellenor, after their eagerly anticipated bout scheduled to take place in Dublin had to be postponed due to injury.
Gallagher, a rising star in the bantamweight division, has won all 11 of his professional fights to date and will be hoping to carry that form with him into London.
His opponent Ellenor holds a similar record to Gallagher, having only made his professional debut last year.
Further bouts will be announced in due course.