STRABANE'S James Gallagher will return to the cage to face American Patchy Mix in Uncasville at Bellator 258 on May 7.
Bantamweight Gallagher, 24, last fought in a comfortable first-round win over Cal Ellenor in Milan in October.
Like the 'Strabanimal', Mix has won all but one of his professional bouts.
The 27-year-old from New York will face Gallagher off the back of his first professional loss, which came against Juan Archuleta in September.
Gallagher, whose professional record stands at 11-1, is working his way towards a world title shot and is currently on a run of four straight victories since losing to Ricky Bandejas in 2018.
Gallagher (11-1 MMA, 8-1 BMMA) last fought in the main event of Bellator Europe 9 in Milan, Italy, and submitted Ellenor with a rear-naked choke.
The 24-year-old is on a four-fight winning streak since suffering his first professional defeat with a first-round knockout to Ricky Bandejas in 2018.