BAMMA 26 Adds 3 More Bouts

BAMMA 26 Adds 3 More Bouts

[London 15.07.16] BAMMA confirms that three new bouts are joining the BAMMA 26: Craig Vs. Fields fight card at the 3Arena, Dublin, Ireland on September 10th 2016. The new bouts added are:

  • Sinead Kavanagh Vs. Katarzyna Sadura (Women's Bantamweight Bout)
  • Rhys 'Skeletor' McKee Vs. Tommy 'The Ghost' McCafferty (Lightweight Bout)
  • Lloyd Manning Vs. James McEarlen (Featherweight Bout)

Sinead Kavanagh Vs. Katarzyna Sadura (Women's Bantamweight Bout)

Sensational Bantamweight Sinead Kavanagh (2-0) made history in her pro debut at BAMMA 22, when she became the first female to not only compete in the BAMMA amphitheatre, but scored a highlight reel win in the promotion’s first ever event on Irish shores. Sinead, a pupil of the 'sweet science’, returns to the 3Arena on Saturday 10th September looking for her third consecutive victory.

Katarzyna Sadura (2-0) is a dynamic and dangerous striker, who in her first two pro bouts has only competed for 0:36 combined after dismantling her opponents with a combination of quick and vicious knees, kicking combinations and punches. Fighting out of Gracie Barra Lodz, Poland and already ranked in the top 5 Polish women's fighters, she is set to give Kavanagh her sternest test thus far in Dublin.

Rhys 'Skeletor' McKee Vs. Tommy 'The Ghost' McCafferty (Lightweight Bout)

As announced Exclusively in the latest BAMMA Newsletter.  

Already fast becoming a BAMMA fan favourite, Rhys 'Skeletor' Mckee (3-0) returns to the 3Arena to face yet another step up in competition in the shape of McCafferty. McKee already has two highlight reel finishes to his name, the most recent against Alex Masuku at BAMMA 24 with a stunning head kick KO that has put him high on the list of candidates for KO of the year. Fighting out of Next Generation Northern Ireland alongside the likes of Alan 'The Apprentice' Philpott & Mark 'The Prophet' Andrew, McKee looks to add another spectacular finish to his catalogue on September 10th.

BAMMA Newcomer Tommy 'The Ghost' McCafferty (6-2), fights out of Team Torres in Derry, Northern Ireland. McCafferty has a formidable kickboxing background and held two World ISKA titles before moving into MMA in 2012. McCafferty has multiple weapons at his disposal and is determined to make 2016 his year and to put an end to McKee's rise through the Lightweight ranks, as he takes to the biggest stage of his career at BAMMA 26.

Lloyd Manning Vs. James McEarlen (Featherweight Bout)

In a change to their original bouts, Lloyd Manning now faces James McEarlen in a Featherweight contest. Originally slated to face Richie Edwards and Patrick Wixted respectively, Manning and McEalren will now collide at the 3Arena on September 10th 2016.

Lloyd Manning (1-0) put on a dominant debut performance at BAMMA 24 and finished Nicholas Ott via TKO with a barrage of punches in just 59 seconds of the opening round. A Judo National Champion and currently ranked in the top 5 in the world in his weight class at Sambo, Manning is a daunting prospect for anyone who steps in to face him. 

BAMMA newcomer James McErlean (4-3) fights out of the Young Spartans Fight Club in Derry, Northern Ireland. Having scored a decision victory in February of this year over Niall Smyth, he now moves on to face the upcoming talent of Manning at BAMMA 26. McErlean has previously faced BAMMA fighters Sean Tobin, Alan Philpott & Andy Young and is confident that his experience will count come BAMMA 26.

BAMMA 26: Craig Vs. Fields is brought to you in association with UK broadcast partners Spike TV & Channel 5, Official Equipment Partners Lonsdale & Sports Direct,, FM104, Safe MMA and takes place at the 3Arena on September 10th 2016.  Sign up for the BAMMA newsletter at to get all the latest updates.

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