Jack Gallagher vs. Fabian Aichner (First-Round Match)
This first round showdown features two competitors that are polar opposites of each other: England’s Jack Gallagher and Italy’s Fabian Aichner.
An “Extraordinary Gentleman,” Gallagher is a top-notch grappler, having studied the art at the infamous Snake Pit in Wigan and sat under the learning tree of catch wrestling master Billy Robinson. It’s safe to say that if Gallagher gets a hold of his opponents, they’re in danger. In addition to his in-ring exploits, Gallagher is also an undefeated amateur mixed martial artist, making him one of the most well-rounded competitors in the tournament.
But for everything that Gallagher has in terms of skill, Aichner can match it in pure power. At 203 pounds, Aichner is the second-heaviest competitor in the field of 32. With a chiseled physique, Aichner can muscle his opposition around the ring with ease. But Aichner isn’t all power. He can fly high with the tournament’s best, and possesses a Frog Splash that can end a match in an instant.
What will be the key to the second round in this battle? Pure wrestling ability or unbridled intensity?