BAMMA 28: Parke Vs. Redmond continues to build as two new bouts are officially announced for the event in Belfast at the SSE Arena on February 24th, 2017. First up, Norman Parke’s training partner and newly crowned Lonsdale Lightweight Champion Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee takes on the ground master ‘Magic’ Myles Price in his first defence of the title. Secondly, fan favourite John ‘Johnny Jitzu’ faces off against the ‘Nigerian Diamond’ Pelu Adetola in a Middleweight battle.
Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee Vs. ‘Magic’ Myles Price (Lonsdale Lightweight Title)
Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (5-0) comes off the biggest win of his career, as he heads home for the first defence of his title at the SSE Arena, Belfast against Price. The Next Generation N.I standout has already laid waste to a high calibre of opponents en route to his title win at BAMMA 27 in Dublin. Earning praise from his peers and fans alike, ‘Skeletor’ goes from strength to strength. After adding yet another highlight reel finish against Jai Herbert to his growing collection, you can be sure he will once again be looking for something spectacular as he faces Price.
‘Magic’ Myles Price (9-6) returns to BAMMA after a frustrating end to 2016 kept him from competing at BAMMA 26 & 27. The Team Ryano ground wizard has been chomping at the bit to capitalise on his victory against Mario ‘Rudeboy’ Saaed at BAMMA 24, and the next step on his path is taking the Lonsdale title form McKee. Working with the likes of Neil Seery and Paul Redmond, Price will not accept anything less than a career defining performance of his own in Belfast as he aims to silence the crowd and walk away with the title on the 24th February.
John ‘Johnny Jitzu’ Redmond Vs. ‘The Nigerian Diamond’ Pelu Adetola (Middleweight Bout)
Never in a dull fight, John ‘Johnny Jitzu’ Redmond (7-12) returns to BAMMA after being signed to a multi fight deal at the end of last year. His last bout at BAMMA 26 against Glenn ‘The Beast’ Irvine was a fight of the year contender as Redmond spectacularly KO’d Irvine early in the second round. Redmond now faces an opponent with true knockout power in Adetola, and this bout is not expected to go to a decision.
Team Titan’s ‘The Nigerian Diamond’ Pelu Adetola (3-5) returns once more to BAMMA at his new weight class of Middleweight to face off against Redmond. Having last fought Ben ‘Spider Monkey” Forsyth to a close decision at BAMMA 26 in Dublin, Adetola will be looking to bring his power down to Middleweight and make a real impression at this weight class. Having already faced quality opponents such as Forsyth and Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermott. Adetola will be looking for a winning start to 2017 at BAMMA 28.