BAMMA has announced the next two bouts for BAMMA 26: Craig Vs. Fields at the 3Arena Dublin, Ireland. The first bout is a BAMMA Flyweight Title fight between defending Champion Rany Saadeh and Northern Ireland’s Andy ‘Taz’ Young. Also announced is a Bantamweight bout between Mark ‘The Prophet’ Andrew and Blaine O’Driscoll.
Rany Saadeh (c) Vs. Andy ‘Taz’ Young
BAMMA Flyweight king Rany Saadeh (8-1) returns to the 3Arena in Dublin to defend his title once more. After his dominant performance over Shaj ‘Superman’ Haque at BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions, the IMAG fighter is looking to cement his legacy in the Flyweight division with another win over tricky opponent Andy Young. The 22 year old German fighter has been entirely dominant in the division since joining BAMMA in 2013, and will be looking to put in another impressive performance in June. Fast becoming one of the most dominant champions in the promotion, Saadeh intends to reign long in the Flyweight division.
Andy ‘Taz’ Young (8-7) signed a multi-fight deal with BAMMA, and on the back of impressive performances in his last two bouts gets a shot at the title. Undoubtedly the biggest fight of his MMA career, the Next Generation Northern Ireland fighter now has a unique opportunity to create his own legacy by taking the title from Saadeh on the biggest platform in Europe. Hungry and motivated, and carrying the confidence from his recent bouts, Young knows that victory at BAMMA 26 will send shockwaves through the whole division.
Mark Andrew Vs. Blaine O’Driscoll
Northern Ireland’s Mark ‘The Prophet’ Andrew (1-1) joins the BAMMA 26 lineup against O’Driscoll on the Saturday 4th June. Having fought his entire pro career on the BAMMA stage, Andrew will be no stranger to the bright lights and the huge arena audience. With his last outing succumbing to Dylan Tuke in what was the most most watched moment of BAMMA 24, The Prophet will be seeking to set his path straight once more and get back in the win column against O’Driscoll.
SBG student Blaine O’Driscoll (1-1) was meant to make his BAMMA debut at BAMMA 24 against Neil Ward, however injuries prevented the bout from happening. Coming from the world renowned gym at SBG and working with team mate Dylan Tuke, O’Driscoll now gets the chance to show his skill set to the world at the 3Arena in Dublin.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Adam Milstead & Dinis "Sweetbread" Paiva