Bahati To Defend Title Against Shipman At BAMMA London

Bahati To Defend Title Against Shipman At BAMMA London

[London 12.07.17] The SSE Arena, Wembley is ready to rumble with the biggest fighting event in London this September as BAMMA returns to the nation's capital.  BAMMA today adds a Middleweight title defence.

“From Tom Watson to Yannick Bahati, the Middleweight title has always had a best of the best under its wing. This will be no different. Yannick will be entering into the lions den as he defends the title in Shipmans backyard. A very bold statement indeed" - Jude Samuel BAMMA Matchmaker
 
BAMMA London takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday 15th September and tickets are on sale now from http://bit.ly/BAMMA31 
 
Yannick ‘Black Mamba’ Bahati Vs Mike ‘Sea Bass’ Shipman (BAMMA World Middleweight Title)
 
In a ferocious Middleweight match up, champion Yannick Bahati makes his first title defence against an incredibly tough opponent in the shape of Mike ‘Seabass’ Shipman.  The challenger is undefeated since his debut, with his last two wins coming on the London Bellator events.  However, the ever confident Champion Bahati will be undeterred by the Challengers credentials as he continues on his own path to cementing his name as the best Middleweight in the division

"I come to entertain the fans and put another bum away early at Wembley London and segmenting my name in the history book of UK MMA". - Yannick Bahati BAMMA World Middelweight Champion

"I'm excited to become BAMMA champion, it's a well respected title and will attract the type of challengers I need to progress me as a fighter. I'm also excited to fight Yannick, he has a good record and some attributes but I am a very bad match for him." - Mike 'Sea Bass' Shipman

Additional Notes
 
Yannick ‘The Black Mamba’ Bahati (8-2) The dual promotion Middleweight Champion makes his first title defence at BAMMA London against Mike Shipman.  With a sharp boxing style and excellent submission skills, Bahati won the BAMMA Middleweight Title with a victory over Matt Hallam at BAMMA 29: McDermott Vs. Wolf via way of Submission (RNC) in the second round.  Bahati made his BAMMA debut at BAMMA 11: Marshman Vs. Foupa-Pokam where he defeated Ben Constatine by way of Unanimous Decision.
 
Mike ‘Seabass’ Shipman (10-1) Shipman has been one of the UK's most consistent fighters in the Middleweight division.  Having not lost a fight since his debut against Aaron Brett in 2001, the ‘Sea Bass’ is currently riding a 10 fight win streak.  Finally getting his shot at a title he will get the chance to show the world what they’ve been missing.  Shipman holds wins over Craig ‘Thundercat’ White, Marcin ‘Mad Boy’ Prostko and Makunda Bunduku.
 
 
BAMMA London takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley on Friday 15th September and tickets are on sale now from http://bit.ly/BAMMA31

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