[London 28.1.17] BAMMA today announce that the recently signed local hero Decky ‘The Diamond’ Dalton will face former TUF winner Jonathan Brookins in Belfast. BAMMA 28: Parke Vs. Redmond takes place at the SSE Hydro on 24th February 2017 and tickets are on sale now from bit.ly/2hYOlmm
Decky ‘The Diamond’ Dalton Vs. Jonathan Brookins (Featherweight Bout)
Decky ‘The Diamond’ Dalton (6-2) is a cult hero on the Irish fighting scene. He fought at BAMMA 24, controlling a tough bout to beat Mike ‘Gip’ Cutting on the way to a dominant decision victory. Having recently singed on the dotted line with the promotion, there are great expectations around Dalton and he immediately comes up against a big name in the shape of his opponent Jonathan Brookins. Many are already suggesting that if Decky defeats the wily veteran Brookins, then a title shot cannot be too far away.
"It's an honour to share the cage with a former TUF winner and UFC vet. But nobody is coming to my hometown and getting the win. Even when I lose people still go to the hospital! So Brookins is in for a long night either way. I belong at the highest level and with BAMMA that is where I am now!"
Jonathan Brookins (15-10) is well known to the international MMA audience, after winning season 12 of TUF. The Florida native now trains out of Oslo, Norway at Frontline Academy under Eduardo Rios. The Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Purple belt has fought all over the world and now makes his BAMMA promotional debut against Dalton. Expect a partisan crowd, expect excitement and rest assured that this will be one of the fights of the night come 24th February at the SSE Arena, Belfast.
"I am very excited to fight for BAMMA, I've wanted to fight for this organization for a long time, they are well respected and put out great fighters, so for me it's an honor to fight for them finally. I know I will be champion in this organization one day soon.. Its a dream of mine to accomplish."
Also, recently announced for the preliminary section of the evening:
- Andrew ‘The Carlow Kid’ Murphy (0-1) Vs. Stephen Kilifin (2-1)
- Niall Smith (4-4) Vs Daniel Rutkowski (1-2)
- Blaine O’Driscoll (3-1) Vs. Ross McCorriston (0-0)
- Daniel Olejniczak (0-0) Vs. Jonathan Reid (0-0)
- Keith ’The Butcher’ McCabe (2-3) Vs Glenn ‘The Beast’ Irvine (0-1)
With final bouts to be announced, the BAMMA 28: Parke vs. Redmond fight card is as follows:
BAMMA 28: Parke Vs. Redmond - Fightcard (With more bouts TBA)
‘Stormin’ Norman Parke Vs. Paul ‘Redser’ Redmond - Lightweight Feature Bout
Andy 'Taz' Young Vs. Dominique 'The Black Panther' Wooding - Interim BAMMA World Flyweight TItle
Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann Vs. Damien ‘Frankenstien’ Lapilus - BAMMA World Featherweight Title
Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (c) Vs. Chris 'Menace' Stringer - Lonsdale Lightweight Title
Colin ‘The Freakshow’ Fletcher Vs. Alex ‘Da Kid’ Lohore - Welterweight Bout
John ‘Johnny Jitzu’ Redmond Vs. ‘The Nigerian Diamond’ Pelu Adetola - Middleweight Bout
Steve Owens Vs. Jai Herbert - Lightweight Bout
Niall Smith Vs. Daniel Rutkowski - Featherweight Bout
Blaine O'Driscoll Vs. Ross McCorriston - Bantamweight Bout
Andrew Murphy Vs. Stephen Kilifin - Featherweight Bout
Keith ‘The Butcher’ McCabe Vs. Glenn ‘The Beast’ irvine - 80kg Catchweight Bout
BAMMA 28: Parke Vs. Redmond takes place at the SSE Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland on February 24th, Tickets on sale now at bit.ly/2hYOlmm