In recent weeks, BAMMA has announced the lineup for BAMMA 25, and it’s arguably the biggest card in their history with a total of three world title fights and one Lonsdale title fight.
BAMMA 25: Champion vs. Champion is set to take place on 14 May, 2016 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England. The main event features a BAMMA bantamweight title fight between current champion Shay Walsh and current featherweight champion Tom DuQuesnoy.
Walsh (14-3 MMA) has looked untouchable since entering the BAMMA cage for the first time in 2014. Unanimous decision wins over James Saville and Paul Reed was followed up with a third round TKO over Gaz Pilot at BAMMA 21 earning Walsh a title shot against champion Ed Arthur at BAMMA 23. Walsh would go onto dominate Arthur, earning the 135lb crown via unanimous decision at BAMMA 23 in Birmingham.
Duquesnoy (12-1 MMA) the current featherweight champion for BAMMA, recently dropped down to bantamweight in his most recent bout against Damien Rooney at BAMMA 24 in Dublin, Ireland. The ‘Firekid’ looked incredible at his new weight-class, finishing Rooney with a vicious one punch KO to earn a title shot at Walsh at BAMMA 25.
The BAMMA heavyweight title fight is also on the line at BAMMA 25 as current champion Mark Godbeer (10-2 MMA) returns from a short retirement to face BAMMA Lonsdale Heavyweight champion Stuart Austin (10-2 MMA). The other world title fight on the line in Birmingham is the BAMMA lightweight title as Martin Stapleton looks to defend his 155lb strap against Frenchman Damien Lapilus.
Marc Diakiese will also look to try and defend his BAMMA lonsdale lightweight title against Kane Mousah. Tickets for the event are still available here.
Check out the current BAMMA 25 lineup below along with a video preview of the event.
Shay Walsh vs. Tom DuQuesnoy for the BAMMA bantamweight title
Mark Godbeer vs. Stuart Austin for the BAMMA heavyweight title
Martin Stapleton vs. Damien Lapilus for the BAMMA lightweight title
Colin Fletcher vs. Walter Gahadza
Marc Diakiese vs. Kane Mousah for the BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title
Brett McDermott vs. Jamie Sloane
Ed Arthur vs. Cameron Else
Ronnie Mann vs. Graham Turner
Matt Hallam vs. Alexander Bergman
Mike Grundy vs. Marley Swindells
Rick Selvarajah vs. Oliver Coyne
Dean Trueman vs. Huseyin Garabet
Chris Bungard vs. Xavier Sedras
Mario Saeed vs. Tobias Reid
Issey Francis Buangala vs. Terry Brazier
Jai Herbet vs. Tony Morgan
Tom Aspinall vs. Lukas Parabiec