Another injury has hit the BAMMA 23 fight card as CJ Meeks has an undisclosed injury and it out of his bout with Marcin Prostko. BAMMA have announced that Bill Beaumont will make his BAMMA debut on short notice to fill in for Meeks.
— BAMMA (@BAMMA) October 26, 2015
BAMMA 23 : Night of Champions will be held on 14 November 2015, at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. The event will host three BAMMA world title fights and one interim BAMMA world title fight.
Meeks sent a message to his fans on Facebook following his injury:
So so gutted to have to say I’m out of my next fight BAMMA 23. I’ve picked up an injury for which I’m getting treatment but means I have to sit this one out. My whole year has been leading up to this but unfortunately it’s part of the game, Just heart broken. Thank you to anyone that made plans and bought tickets. I’ll be back stronger.
Beaumont (7-0 MMA) is coming off the biggest win of his career. After going 6-0 under the UCMMA banner, ‘Super’ Bill was chosen to main event the debut show of Rise of Champions at The City Pavilion on Saturday, October 17 against David Round. Beaumont did not waste anytime, finishing Round in just 23 seconds. In seven pro wins, Beaumont has only gone the distance twice and finished his opponents by TKO.KO over 50% of the time.
With this fight shuffle, BAMMA 23 now looks like this.
Main Card (Spike TV)
Thomas Denham vs. Ruben Wolf – for the interim 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
Preliminary Card (MMAMad.com)
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
Lukasz Parobiec vs. TBA
Billy Beaumont vs. Marcin Prostko
Jamie Powell vs. Cheya Salem
Mike Grundy vs. Mick Brennan
Daniel Crawford vs. Francisco Albano Barrio
Jack McGann vs. Dagir Imavov
Andy Young vs. Mahmood Besharate
Ben Bennett vs. Jai Herbert