A professional lightweight bout between Ben Deller Smith and Emrah Sonmez has been added to BCMMA 17.
BCMMA 17 takes place on September 17th at the Charter Hall in Colchester.
Deller Smith (2-2 MMA) won his first two professional bouts by two first round rear-naked choke submissions over Craig Allen and Joachim Eikeri at ITC 3 and ITC 4 respectively. Following the two wins, Smith lost a unanimous decision to Sean Carter at UCMMA 28 and a submission loss to Robert Skujins at Fury MMA 8 in 2013. Since the loss, Smith has not competed in MMA for over three years and returns to BCMMA 17 in September to look to get back on winning tracks.
Sonmez (4-1 MMA) has fought all of his five professional fights under the UCMMA fight promotion. Following a unanimous decision loss to Maksym Matus at UCMMA 36, Sonmez has gone undefeated going 4-0. A split decision win over Ollie Mathis at UCMMA 41 was followed by two submission wins over Paul Kingdon and Lukasz Bienas. In his most recent bout, at UCMMA 47 earlier this year, Sonmez earned a first round TKO victory over Mickey Miller.
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