BAMMA have officially announced another title fight for BAMMA 23: Night of Champions as Gavin Sterritt will take on Martin Stapleton for the vacant lightweight title. This is the fourth title fight added to the stacked lineup in Birmingham.
BAMMA 23: Night of Champions will be held on 14 November 2015 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham.
Martin ‘.50 Cal’ Stapleton (16-4) has been on a tear since signing on the dotted line with BAMMA last year. Dispatching both Sebastien Fournier in his debut at BAMMA 17 and the ultra tough Jeremy ‘Ninja’ Petley in a brutal war at BAMMA 19 – which is already being tipped for fight of the year honours. Stapleton has been calling for his shot at the title for a while now and he has finally been granted his wish. With one of the most exciting fighting styles on the BAMMA roster, expect fireworks come the Night Of The Champions!
Gavin ‘War Horse’ Sterritt (6-1) signs on the dotted line with BAMMA and steps into the front line straight away with the title shot. Unbeaten in 7 years, Sterritt is on a 6 fight win streak with his only loss coming in his debut. The Wolfslair fighter brings with him the experience and expertise of this legendary gym, and has none other than Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson as his training partner and corner. With a ‘never say die’ attitude that earned him the ‘War Horse’ moniker, the majority of his wins have come via way of submission.
MMA Mad contacted BAMMA following the announcement to get clarification on the state of former lightweight champion Mansour Barnaoui who last defended the World BAMMA lightweight title at BAMMA 14 against Colin Fletcher. BAMMA stated that he was out of contract and therefore released from the promotion.
With this fight addition, BAMMA 23 now looks like this.
Mark Godbeer (c) vs. Ruben Wolf – for the BAMMA World Heavyweight title
Ed Arthur (c) vs. Shay Walsh – for the BAMMA World Bantamweight title
Rany Saadeh (c) vs. Chris Miah – for the BAMMA World Flyweight title
Stuart Austin vs. Paul Taylor
Nathaniel Wood vs. Bryan Creighton
Harry Marple vs. Shane Gunfield
Cameron Else vs. Jay Butler
Tobias Reid vs. Kayvan Fallah