[London 20.03.17] BAMMA returns to Birmingham on May 12th 2017, and prepare for another explosive chapter to be written in the illustrious England versus Germany sporting rivalry, with Heavyweights Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermott and Ruben ‘The Viking’ Wolf clashing for the Heavyweight Title.
“We are delighted to be returning to Birmingham for BAMMA 29 with such a huge show. Two world titles top off one of the most action packed cards we have ever assembled and I expect the roof to come off when England and Germany go head to head for the Heavyweight Title. May 12th is going to be big.” David Green, BAMMA CEO
Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermott is one of the nation’s most feared Heavyweights. With huge punching power and an attacking style designed to KO opponents, May 12th offers McDermott his greatest ever prize in MMA - the coveted BAMMA Heavyweight Title.
"I'm really excited to be headlining BAMMA 29, Back in the Gentlings Arena, Birmingham, it's been a rocky few months for me but I'm back on track and giving this fight my full focus and attention. Ruben Wolf is renowned for being a big hard-hitting tough and very durable heavyweight but this Spartan is going to make him huff and puff and then I'm going to knock him down and out." - Brett 'The Spartan' McDermott
However, he needs to first overcome an opponent equally as powerful and motivated, in the shape of punching machine Rubens ‘The Viking’ Wolf. Wolf travels to Birmingham with the sole intention of defeating both McDermott and the hometown crowd and returning to Germany with the Heavyweight belt in hand.
"Its a great honour to be finally fighting for BAMMA & to be headlining the event means alot to me. My aim is to be the BAMMA World Heavyweight Champion. I never look past my opponents & nothing will stop me achieving my goals. Brett McDermott is a great fighter but unfortunately for him he is in the way of my goals & will fall at my feet. The Viking is coming to the UK. Victory for Germany & my adopted country Austria" - Ruben 'The Viking' Wolf
Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermott (7-5) - Described by both former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Liam McGeary & ‘King Mo’ Mohammed Lawal as ‘The hardest I’ve ever been hit’. The former international rugby player turned MMA fighter will defend a nation’s honour as he faces off against Ruben Wolf. (Twitter @BebeMcDermott)
Ruben ‘The Viking’ Wolf (11-9) - Gym 23’s Ruben Wolf will be representing Germany in this clash of the big men at the top of card as the Heavyweight based out of Austria looks to spoil the party. The heavy hitting German handed James ‘The Juggernaut’ Mulheron’s only loss to date via TKO and has fought all over Europe bringing a wealth of experience to his battle against McDermott. (Twitter @IAmGermany)
BAMMA returns to the Gentings Arena, Birmingham for the first time since BAMMA 14, an event that saw International MMA Superstar Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley record a highlight reel KO that is still judged to be one of the best in BAMMA’s history. Coupled with the partnership of the Bodypower Expo which is held on the same weekend, BAMMA 29: McDermott Vs. Wolf is set to deliver a powerful extravaganza of full bloodied fighting that will feature a huge main card of fights proceeded by a preliminary card that will be broadcasted LIVE and free on UNILAD facebook page.
The main card will be broadcasting on Spike TV in the UK, Flo Combat in North America and for other countries please your check local listings. Tickets for BAMMA 29: McDermott Vs. Wolf will go on sale shortly and will be available from TheTicketFactory.com