BAMMA return this weekend for BAMMA 30 which is set to take place on July 7, 2017, at the 3arena in Dublin, Ireland.
This will be BAMMA’s fifth event in Dublin following BAMMA 22, BAMMA 24, BAMMA 26 and BAMMA 27.
The main event features a world bantamweight title bout between former champion Shay Walsh and Lonsdale bantamweight champion Alan Philpott.
Following a title fight loss to Tom Duquesnoy at BAMMA 25: Champion vs. Champion, Shay Walsh has rebounded nicely with two back to back wins to earn his right to fight for the title again. Two unanimous deicison wins over James McErlean at Bellator 173: McGeary vs. McDermott and Aaron Blackwell at BAMMA 29: McDermott vs. Wolf have Walsh eyeing up gold once again.
Following his Lonsdale bantamweight title win over Nathaniel Wood at BAMMA 24: Kone vs. Phillips, Philpott made his first title defense against Aaron Blackwell at BAMMA 26: Saadeh Vs. Young earning a unanimous decision and a shot at the world title at BAMMA 30 this weekend.
The co-main event features a lightweight bout between the returning Rob Sinclair and UFC vet Paul Redmond.
Sinclair last fought under the BAMMA promotional banner at BAMMA 21 where he earned an impressive first-round TKO win over Michael Brightmon in Birmingham. Since then, “C4” fought for the FCC lightweight title, losing a unanimous decision loss to champion Charlie Leary. The former BAMMA lightweight champion will look to get back on the road to the title with a win in Dublin.
Since being cut from the UFC, Redmond defeated Chris Stringer by unanimous decision at BAMMA 26: Saadeh Vs. Young to earn himself a title shot against Norman Parke at BAMMA 28 for the vacant BAMMA lightweight title. The fight was closely contested over 3 rounds, with Parke getting the nod from the judges in a majority decision win.
The inaugural Lonsdale flyweight title fight will also be contested on the card as Ryan Curtis meets Daniel Barez for the gold.
Check out the full fight card below for the event along with a video preview. (Fight card order TBC)
Shay Walsh vs. Alan Philpott for the BAMMA bantamweight title
Rob Sinclair vs. Paul Redmond
Fabian Edwards vs. Aaron Kennedy
Ryan Curtis vs. Daniel Barez for the inaugural Lonsdale flyweight title
Rhys McKee vs. Richie Smullen
Ion Pascu vs. Henry Fadipe
Philip Mulpeter vs. Ilkin Gasimov
Richard Kiely vs Daniel Olejniczak
Kiefer Crosbie vs. Dariusz Swierkosz
Ben Forsyth vs. Matt Clempner
Decky Dalton vs. Mick Brennan
Arann Maguire vs. Dylan Logan
Steve Owens vs. Maciej Wiktor
Blaine O’Driscoll vs. Harry Hardwick
Niklas Stolze vs. Chris Stringer