Fabian Edwards to face Kent Kauppinen at BAMMA 34

BAMMA today confirmed a further three bouts for the BAMMA 34: Lohore Vs. Brazier fight card.

The BAMMA breakout star of 2017 makes his first appearance of 2018 as he steps in against his most experienced opponent to date, Kent Kauppinen. Edwards is aiming firmly for Mike ‘Sea Bass’ Shipman’s BAMMA World title, but first he must clear the formidable obstacle of Kent Kauppinen on March 9th.

Undefeated in his career thus far, ‘The Assassin’ has been claiming victories across the BAMMA Middleweight division and he expects this fight to be no different. However, Kauppinen doesn’t intend to be another stepping stone for Edwards and with far more experience than anyone else Fabian has ever faced, he is not backing down from the challenge either. To claim the win, Kauppinen will need to do what 13 fighters before him have been unable to do and solve the Fabian Edwards riddle.

In another welterweight bout that sees a classic striker against submission match up, two of the rising stars of the division face off against each other with their unbeaten records on the line as Justin Burlinson takes on Tommy ‘KO’ King . Burlinson made an immediate impact at BAMMA Newcastle this past December when he swept aside fellow up and coming prospect Josh ‘Power’ Plant in the first round, with a rear naked choke in just under 3 minutes. Tommy ‘KO’ King brings a wealth of experience from a storied K1 career and scored his first MMA victory over James ‘Monkey Boy’ Reedman at BAMMA 31, when he defeated Reedman with a combination of punches that had the bout stopped in just over a minute.

Finally after BAMMA Newcastle, Josh ‘Power’ Plant makes his second BAMMA appearance and is looking to chalk up his first win. Ready to make his mark and prove a point to all the doubters, the Impact MMA fighter is ready to turn up the heat on ‘No Mercy’ when he makes his debut on March 9th against John ‘No Mercy’ Nicholls. Nicholls made his pro debut in 2017, marking up two victories and he is now ready to step up to the elite level on the biggest European stage. Yet to go the distance in their pro careers, this could be one of those blink and you’ll miss it bouts at the SSE Arena, when two young forces collide.

BAMMA 34: Lohore Vs. Brazier takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London on Friday 9th March. Tickets are on sale now from bamma.com

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