Two featherweight bouts have been added to BAMMA’s upcoming card in Birmingham as Mike Grundy will take on Mick Brennan and Daniel Crawford will take on Francisco Albano Barrio at BAMMA 23.
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.
Commonwealth Games medalist Mike Grundy (4-1) will make his sixth appearance under the BAMMA banner. The ‘Wigan Wrestling Machine’ continues his journey to the top of the BAMMA Featherweight division and will be looking to add Brennan to his tally of victories at BAMMA 23.
Mick ‘Basher’ Brennan (4-6) from Sully’s Gym, Kilkenny Ireland makes his first appearance at a BAMMA event when he steps in against Grundy. Former training partner of ‘Magic’ Myles Price, the all round MMA fighter has already competed against the likes of BAMMA 22’s Sean Tobin and Stephen Coll. With a few of his wins coming via way of Rear Naked Choke, Grundy may not be have it all his own way if the fight goes to the ground.
Daniel Crawford (5-0) from Croydon, London fights out of “New Wave Academy”. Currently undefeated, Crawford’s last victory came in February of 2015 over Theo Michailidis. Also holding a victory over BAMMA’s Ant ‘Submission Magician’ Phillips, Crawford will be looking to extend his unbeaten run in his BAMMA debut against Barrio. Crawford comes highly rated amongst the UK’s MMA fanbase and his long awaited BAMMA debut will be watched with much interest.
Argentinian born Francisco ‘Croata’ Albano Barrio (5-1) hails from Croatia, and is the latest addition to the ever growing team of SBG Ireland and coach John Kavanagh. The hugely popular Barrio is somewhat of a star in Croatia, where he is regularly featured in magazine’s as one of the ‘most popular fighters in Croatia’. Francisco comes from an elite Greco Roman Wrestling background, and has over 100 wins on his record.
With these two fight additions, 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. Shajidul Haque – 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
Jamie Powell vs. Cheya Salem
Mike Grundy vs. Mick Brennan
Daniel Crawford vs. Francisco Albano Barrio