Paul Craig injured, out of BAMMA 26 title fight against Chris Fields

Bamma 26

BAMMA 26 has taken a huge hit as light heavyweight champion Paul Craig has suffered an injury and is out of his main event title fight against Chris Fields.

MMAPlus and The Sprawl first reported the injury. There is no news currently as to whether Chris Fields will be staying on the card but expect to hear news on this in the coming days from the promotion.

BAMMA 26 takes place on 10th September 2016, at the  3 Arena, in Dublin.

Originally scheduled to have three world title fights and one Lonsdale title on the line, the light heavyweight title between Craig and Fields is now in jeopardy, however, the card still includes a middleweight world title fight, a flyweight world title fight and a bantamweight Lonsdale title fight.

Craig won the BAMMA light heavyweight title at BAMMA 23 when he submitted Marcin Lazarz in the first round.

Fields earned a light heavyweight title shot by securing a first round submission of his own, against Dan Konecke at BAMMA 24 which was also held in Dublin.

With this news, the stacked BAMMA 26 now looks like this:

TBA vs. Chris Fields
John Phillips vs. Andy Devent for the World BAMMA middleweight title
Rany Saadeh vs. Andy Young for the World BAMMA flyweight title
Alan Philpott vs. Aaron Blackwell for the BAMMA Lonsdale bantamweight title
Paul Redmond vs. Chris Stringer
Brian Moore vs. Daniel Crawford
Sinead Kavanagh vs. Kataryzna Sadura
Rhys McKee vs. Tommy McCafferty
Peter Queally vs. Joe McColgan
Mark Andrew vs. Blaine O’Driscoll
Lloyd Manning vs. James McErlean
John Redmond vs. Glenn Irvine
Ryan Curtis vs. Aaron Robinson
Darren O’Gorman vs. Gary Morris
Andrew Murphy vs. Richie Smullen
Keith McCabe vs. Aidan Brooks
Ben Forsyth vs. Pelu Adetola
Dave Fogarty vs. Barry Hanna

Check out our latest podcast episode featuring David St. Martin and lots of Halloween talk.

Leave a Reply