With the BAMMA World Welterweight Champion Alex ‘Da Kid’ Lohore putting in a dominant performance this weekend in Dublin against challenger Richard Kiely, the MMA community is already buzzing with discussions over who the champ should face in his next defence.
So here at bamma.com we have compiled a list of the top 3 contenders, and who could possibly be next up to try and dislodge ‘Da Kid’ from the top of the pile.
Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier (8-1) is the RDX European Champion and No.1 ranked contender to the World Title. Brazier has been hounding the champion at every possible opportunity since BAMMA London, when Lohore won the title against Nathan Jones. Undefeated as a Welterweight, this former Para has exploded onto the scene in BAMMA, most recently putting on an incredible display against Walter ‘The Sniper’ Gahadza. Currently 3-0 in the promotion, many see Brazier as potentially Lohore’s biggest challenge to date.
‘Mr. Bag & Tag’ Nathan Jones (11-6) is the former title challenger who came up short on the night against Alex ‘Da Kid’ Lohore at BAMMA London earlier this year. However, up until the point that Lohore landed the devastating match winning knee to win the fight, many believed that Jones was controlling the fight. The bad blood between Lohore and Jones still runs deep, and Nathan has been reinvigorated since the loss and is planning to come back with a vengeance. The champ may have won the battle on the night, but this is one war that isn’t over yet.
Ion ‘Bombaerdierul’ Pascu (16-7) has only lost once in his five fights with the promotion. Pascu has defeated the likes of Jack ‘Hammer’ Marshman, Lee ‘The Butcher’ Chadwick & Henry ‘Hurculeez’ Fadipe within those battles. With his most recent victory coming at BAMMA Dublin last week, many are saying that Pascu is a rejuvenated fighter since switching to SBG Dublin, and is now a real contender for the next shot at the title. Even Alex ‘Da Kid’ Lohore called out the Romanian in his post fight interviews. However with the Bomberman's penchant for knocking people out with his devastating array of strikes, could the champ be in danger of biting off more than he can chew..
With the top three contenders all awaiting the call, who do you think it should be?
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