[18.01.18 London] BAMMA today confirm Tim Barnett Vs. Rhys 'Skeletor' McKee II has been added to the BAMMA 34: Lohore Vs. Brazier fight card. This exciting bout includes the next generation of potential MMA superstars taking centre stage, as they look to stake their claims to future title shots.
BAMMA34: Lohore Vs. Brazier takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London on Friday 9th March. Tickets are on sale now from bamma.com
Tim Barnett Vs. Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee II
The first bout was short and explosive with Barnett being declared the decisive victor. However, not one to make excuses, McKee later revealed that he was suffering from a virus that night which would have had most
fighters pulling out. Despite this, McKee fought on in his hometown and ended up taking the first professional loss of his career. Barnett went on from this momentous victory to then score the BAMMA KO of the year
against Mario ‘Rudeboy’ Saeed, with McKee seeking this rematch all the while. With both fighters at 100% this time, they are likely to bring down the house as they endeavour to put themselves in line for the Lightweight title shot.
Tim Barnett (5-0) is on a win streak as he carves a path of destruction through the BAMMA Lightweight Division. First the Liverpudlian shocked the Belfast crowd in attendance at BAMMA 28: Parke Vs Redmond, when he stepped in on late notice and dethroned reigning champ Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee in front of his crowd. Then he followed this up by KOing the more experienced challenger in Mario ‘Rudeboy’ Saeed at BAMMA 29. Fighting out of the MMA Academy Liverpool under the watchful eye of UFC veterans Mike Wootten and Jason Tan, Barnett goes from strength to strength in each and every fight he competes in.
Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (6-1-1) After his sensational fight of the year candidate with Richie Smullen at BAMMA 30: Philpott Vs. Walsh in July ended in a draw, the Next Generation Northern Ireland standout went on to defeat Kams Ekpo via submission. This finish won him the title of 'Submission of the year' in the 2017 BAMMA Awards. McKee now ventures from Northern Ireland once more to take on the only man to have scored a victory over him, with plans to set things straight once and for all.
BAMMA 34: Lohore Vs. Brazier takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London on Friday 9th March. Tickets are on sale now from bamma.com