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MMA Fighter Loses Fight – Puts Ex Girlfriend In RNC & Receives Prison Sentence

MMA Fighter Loses Fight – Puts Ex Girlfriend In RNC & Receives Prison Sentence

Dolores Gallagher feared “she was going to die” during a brutal assault by her ex-partner, Carter Coulter, following his loss in an MMA fight.

The assault took place on October 31, 2022, after Coulter had participated in an amateur MMA bout.
Following the fight, a group of people, including Dolores, returned to her home for drinks.

In the early hours of the morning, after everyone had left, Coulter suddenly turned violent.
Recalling the terrifying incident to Belfast Live, Dolores said she was certain Coulter intended to kill her:

He suddenly turned on me and attacked me, knocking me unconscious and dragging me into another room.

When I came round, he was standing there screaming at me and I was terrified that something more serious was going to happen. He then went down stairs and started to sleep on the sofa, so I decided that I would try to sneak out of the house to safety.

But as I was doing that he woke up and then dragged me up the stairs into the bedroom where I begged for him to leave me alone and to not hurt me.

That’s when things turned from bad to worse:

He then attacked me again, hitting me over and over across my head, ribs and back before putting me into a Rear Naked Choke.

As he was choking me I started to see dots all over my vision and was certain that this was going to be the moment that I died, as he was whispering in my ear that he was going to kill me.

Thankfully, I also train in MMA so was able to get myself out of the chokehold and get away from him before collapsing at my neighbour’s front door who then rang the police.

Coulter received a prison sentence as a result:

I am glad that he has received a prison sentence for the attack, but I am disappointed that it was not a stronger sentence.
He will lose a year of his life but I feel like I have lost five years of mine.

I just hope that by speaking out and highlighting what type of a person he really is, I can make others aware of him and encourage others in a similar situation to find the strength to leave their abusers and get help.