Another title fight has been added to the BAMMA 23 : Night of Champions card as light heavyweight champion Marcin Lazarz will defend his 205lb strap against Scotlands Paul Craig.
BAMMA 23 : Night of Champions will be held on 14 November 2015, at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. The event will host four BAMMA world title fights. The main event features a BAMMA World Heavyweight title fight between champion Mark Godbeer and Ruben Wolf.
Defending his hard won title for the first time, Marcin ‘Bane’ Lazarz since BAMMA 20, Lazarz (8-1) gets his chance to cement his legacy in BAMMA history as he prepares to face off against the ‘Bearjew’. The Team Titan fighter has been preparing for his first challenger since the day that he took the title, and the heavy handed Champion will be looking to stamp his dominance over the division with this win.
“Its great to getting ready for BAMMA again. My preparation is going great so far, I feel blessed for having great coaches and sparting partners inside my training camp. Talking about my opponent, it doesn’t really matter to me as long as he is going to fight me so I can present my skillset again and show off all my hard work . He’s a good fighter but I’m the champion and I will remain a champion!”
Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig (7-0) from the Scottish Hit Squad silenced his doubters at BAMMA 22, when he submitted fast rising prospect Karl Moore via Guillotine choke at the beginning of the second round. After weathering the storm from Moore in the first, he turned the bout around and took a victory which stunned the audience in the 3Arena. The submission specialist Craig immediately set his sights on the BAMMA Title, and was rewarded with a mutli fight contract and the chance to face “The Gentleman who currently is looking after my belt”. Craig also claimed “I’ve beaten the best in Scotland and England, now it’s time to take on Europe!” His unbeaten record will be on the line once again in Birmingham, when he gets his chance to lay claim to ‘Champion of Europe’ at BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions.
“Due to all the training I’ve been doing I’ve lost loads of weight and BAMMA could help me out with a belt to hold up my trousers. This is a great opportunity for me as I’ve had a lot of pull outs in my career and BAMMA will ensure the best European fighters stand toe to toe with me.”
With this addition, BAMMA 23 now looks like this.
Main Card (Spike TV)
Mark Godbeer (c) vs. Ruben Wolf – for the BAMMA World Heavyweight title
Ed Arthur (c) vs. Shay Walsh – for the BAMMA World Bantamweight title
Gavin Sterritt vs. Martin Stapleton – for the vacant World BAMMA lightweight title.
Rany Saadeh (c) vs. Chris Miah – for the BAMMA World Flyweight title
Marcin Lazarz (c) Vs. Paul Craig – for the BAMMA World Light Heavyweight 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
Tom Denham vs. Lukasz Parobiec
CJ Meeks vs. Marcin Prostko