[London 19.0617] Bamma is delighted to announce it’s return to the SSE Arena for BAMMA 31 on September 15th, 2017. The first bouts announced include Title fights and a bout that sees the UK’s biggest MMA rivalry come to a head.
Tickets go on pre sale Wednesday 21st June with General Sale on Friday 23rd June from http://www.ssearena.co.uk/events
For the first time since BAMMA 10: Sinclair Vs. Winner, the promotion returns to the SSE Arena, where many legendary BAMMA Battles such as Rob Sinclair Vs. Andre Winner, Frank Trigg Vs. John Phillips & Tom Watson Vs. Maurilo Rua were held. History is set to be made once more as BAMMA brings the big show to London.
After the shocking dismantling of Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann and becoming the first fighter to KO him, Daniel Crawford stood centre of the cage and called for his title shot against current title holder Damien ‘Frankenstien’ Lapilus. Never one to back down from a challenge, Lapilus eagerly accepted and Crawford now not only intends to win the title in his hometown, but he also wants secure another first - to be the first Englishman to hold the Featherweight title and wrestle away France’s grip on the belt. Prepare for a titanic tussle as these young talented fighters prepare to put it all on the line for the crowd in attendance at the SSE Arena at BAMMA 31.
Damien ‘Frankenstien’ Lapilus (15-7-1) followed in the footsteps of countryman Tom ‘Firekid’ DuQuesnoy when he secured the BAMMA World Featherweight Title against Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann in a hard fought battle at BAMMA 28: Parkes Vs. Redmond at the beginning of the year. The MMA Factory fighter holds victories over Mann, Jack McGann and was arguably in control of his fight with former Lightweight champ Martin Stapleton, before the bout ended in a DQ. Training with the likes of Karl Amoussou and his brother Taylor Lapilus, training is the hardest it has ever been as he bids to retain his belt against the young upstart Crawford.
Daniel Crawford (9-1) the surging Featherweight prospect from South London finally gets a chance of winning the gold at Wembley in front of his hometown crowd, when he faces the champion Lapilus. The New Wave Academy fighter has a very unorthodox style that is difficult for opponents to deal with. Now riding a three fight win streak, Crawford is coming off the back of a career high KO victory against Mann. With only two of his fights going the distance, Crawford goes from strength to strength, but now faces his toughest opponent yet.
Grab your tickets when they go on pre sale Wednesday 21st June with General Sale on Friday 23rd June from http://www.ssearena.co.uk/events
Get Ready! BAMMA London is coming