BAMMA today announced the first two title bouts for BAMMA Dublin. BAMMA Interim World Flyweight Champion Andy ‘Taz’ Young faces off against newly crowned Lonsdale Flyweight Champ Daniel Barez. The other match up sees Tim Barnett facing Richie Smullen in a Lonsdale Lightweight Title clash.
With the Flyweight division opening up after the departure of former Champion Rany Saadeh, Andy Young is seen by many as the biggest “menace” to the flyweight division. Daniel Barez booked himself as the challenger off the back of a spirited performance against a credible and threatening opponent in Ryan Curtis back in July. With the obvious clash of styles and pace that Young and Barez fight at, this is sure to be an entertaining bout that will see a new champion emerge.
Tim Barnett has been striking fear into the Lightweight division of late, finishing everyone who has stood in his path thus far. Barnett claimed the title from Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee in Belfast earlier in the year, and he now faces Richie Smullen who came through a brutal ‘fight of the year’ candidate when he fought to a stunning draw with the former Champion McKee in Dublin at BAMMA 30. With these two huge prospects about to lock horns, and the shadows of McKee waiting in the wings, this is going to be a must see battle in the 3Arena, with the winner putting themselves in an exceptional position for a world title shot.
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