Yannick ‘Black Mamba’ Bahati is poised to defend his title against Middleweight Mike ‘Seabass’ Shipman when BAMMA returns to the SSE Arena on 15th September. Fighting out of London Shootfighters Shipman will look to avenge the loss picked up by his team mate Matt Hallam when Bahati dismatntled him at BAMMA 29. Shipman has a decent 10-1-0 record and will look to unseat Bahati who has been exerting his dominance in the Middleweight division of late but he now faces a credible test as Shipman steps in to challenge for the title.
Bahati (8-2) a UTC Birmingham fighter returns to BAMMA London to make his next title defence against Shipman with a sharp boxing style and excellent submission skills, Bahati will look to build on the place he cemented in BAMMA history with his victory over Matt Hallam at BAMMA 29. Bahati made his BAMMA debut at BAMMA 11 where he defeated Ben Constatine by way of Unanimous Decision.
Unbeaten in four years, Shipman has been wrecking opposition to reach the pinnacle and a title shot at Bahati. Bahati, who also holds a title under the South African promotion EFC, will once more be looking to cement his legacy as he attempts to take out Shipman in his hometown of London. Another exciting matchup which will see two of the best Middleweights in the UK lock horns for the glory. It certainly has fight of the night written all the way through it as well as over it.
Mike ‘Sea Bass’ Shipman (10-1) has long been considered one of the top Middleweights on the circuit. Now signing a multi fight deal with BAMMA, he gets his biggest opportunity as he faces Bahati for the title. The London Shootfighter has been one of UK MMA’s ‘athletes on the rise’ for a while now. With a fast, aggressive, high pressure striking style, he will be on Bahati from the beginning of the bout and will be relentless in his pursuit of the win and with that the hopes of snatching the title.