Ed Arthur vs. Shay Walsh bantamweight title bout official for BAMMA 23 in Birmingham

The fight that European MMA fans have been calling for is finally taking place as BAMMA bantamweight champion Ed Arthur looks to defend his title for the first time against Shay Walsh at BAMMA 23.

BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions will take place on Saturday 14th November 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham.

Since being crowned as the BAMMA Bantamweight Champion at BAMMA 20, Ed Arthur (6-0) has had no end of challengers and call outs. The Hemel Martial Arts Standout has made no bones about his willingness to take on all comers, and now faces the exceptionally dangerous Walsh. The undefeated Arthur has had nothing short of a meteoric rise in MMA and intends to continue on that journey at BAMMA 23.

I will beat all these bantamweights, no one is taking my belt!

— Ed Arthur

Shay Walsh (13-3) put on a dominant display at BAMMA 21 in beating the previously undefeated Gaz ‘Spitfire’ Pilot in his Bantamweight debut to secure the first shot at Ed Arthur’s title. The fighter who splits his time between Lancaster MMA & Tiger Muay Thai in Phuket under Roger ‘El Matador’ Huerta, will present Arthur with his biggest challenge yet. Walsh is determined that he will walk away the Champion on the 14th November and that he will do everything in his power to make it happen. Get ready for fireworks, in what will be a fight that simply cannot be missed.

I’m looking forward to this one, we both bring a big crowd so I think the noise will be deafening. I’ll be bringing a world title back to Lancaster

— Shay Walsh

BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions fight card now looks like this.

Mark Godbeer (c) Vs. Ruben Wolf – BAMMA Heavyweight Title

Ed Arthur (c) Vs. Shay Walsh – BAMMA Bantamweight Title

Rany Saadeh (c) Vs. Chris Miah – BAMMA Flyweight Title

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