BAMMA today announced it’s to return to the SSE Arena for BAMMA 31 on September 15th, 2017. The first bouts announced include Title fights and a bout that sees on of the UK’s biggest MMA rivalry come to a head.
For the first time since BAMMA 10: Sinclair Vs. Winner, the promotion returns to the SSE Arena, where many legendary BAMMA Battles such as Rob Sinclair Vs. Andre Winner, Frank Trigg Vs. John Phillips & Tom Watson Vs. Maurilo Rua were held. History is set to be made once more as BAMMA brings the big show to London.
In the Co-Main event ‘Mr Bag & Tag’ Nathan Jones takes on Alex ‘Da Kid’ Lohore for the BAMMA World Welterweight Title, in a fight set to bring the house down. Jones and Lohore have been on a collision course for a few years now and finally they get to bring the intense rivalry to a head for the title. Ever since Lohore felt disrespected by Jones in a post fight speech, he has pursued this fight and even stepped into Jones gym while teaching to throw down the gauntlet. Now London finally gets to see the epic conclusion of a rivalry that has been building for years.
After the shocking dismantling of Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann and becoming the first fighter to KO him, Daniel Crawford stood centre of the cage and called for his title shot against current title holder Damien ‘Frankenstien’ Lapilus. Never one to back down from a challenge, Lapilus eagerly accepted and Crawford now not only intends to win the title in his hometown, but he also wants secure another first – to be the first Englishman to hold the Featherweight title and wrestle away France’s grip on the belt. Prepare for a titanic tussle as these young talented fighters prepare to put it all on the line for the crowd in attendance at the SSE Arena at BAMMA 31.