Brett Johns has been assigned a new opponent after Gallegher withdraws from the Bellator Dublin bout.
The Welshman was set to face Ireland’s own James Gallegher at Bellator 285 in Dublin. Unfortunately, Gallegher withdrew from the bantamweight bout with an undisclosed explanation. With Johns still keen to fight, he was given a new opponent. Johns has been matched up with 33-year-old Jordan Winski.
Although Winski was not in Brett’s sights originally, the plan remains the same. Johns looks to capture his 19th win as a pro on September 23rd. He stated in a recent social media post, “New opponent, new contract, but the same goal. Gallegher out, Jordan Winski in”. It’s clear that Brett plans on launching his name into title contention on September 23rd. A win here provides Brett with the momentum he needs to put Bellator’s bantamweight division on notice!
Much like his Welsh counterpart Jack Shore, Brett carries a huge Welsh following, who arrive in the masses to support him. This time, Johns stated that there would be “200-300 people going from Wales to Dublin to support”. Currently fighting out of the world-class Shore MMA gym, Brett looks to stop Jordan Winski in the 2nd or 3rd round. He said in a recent interview, “we’re going in there with the right mindset, and we’ve got a couple of aces ups our sleeve.”
The Man Across the Cage
Jordan Winski currently holds a professional record of 12-3-0, with six finishes. Fighting out of Wisconsin USA, Winski looks to gain his 13th professional win in this much-anticipated bout. Winski is a wrestler who often uses his striking to set up takedowns and smother his opponents. His last three wins have all come via decision, demonstrating that he is able to go the distance with high-level opponents. Over the years, Winski has improved his stand-up game to become a more well-rounded fighter. Given this, Johns has no easy feat come September 23rd.
With both fighters looking to continue their winning streak, this really is a must-win match-up!
Bellator 285 will take place September 23rd, live from the 3Arena in Dublin. Johns vs Winski is set to open the main card, starting at 6 pm.
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