Damien “The Rage” Rooney (10-4-1), a fighter many feel could be soon on his way to the UFC, has been added to the BAMMA 22 card in Dublin’s 3Arena on September 19th.
He will face Portugal’s Manel Kape (6-1) in a catchweight bout that screams excitement. Both fighters always bring it in their fights and between them they have an 80% finish rate.
Rooney had the following to say about the fight, via press release:
“Great to get the call to fight on BAMMA in the 3Arena in Dublin, it’s going to be a huge event for domestic MMA and I’m delighted to be involved in it. Irish fans are the best in the world and I can’t wait to get out put a show on for them!
It’s been a frustrating 6 months trying to get match ups with pull outs and everything else, so big thanks to Jude and BAMMA for having me on this card and I won’t let them down with my performance.
Manel Kape is a young exciting fighter with a solid record. He’s quite brash and cocky and likes to be aggressive so that suits me just fine.
A lot of people are writing me off in this fight saying my best days are behind me and this and that. But if you look at my record it is littered with guys from the European top ten rankings across several weight classes.
I’ve always fought the best and that’s always how I wanted it. He’s a young guy with a solid record and reputation coming up, he’s a tough guy but by no means the toughest guy I’ve faced, but you can be sure that I’m certainly the toughest test that he has faced!”