BAMMA return to the SSE arena at Wembley, somewhat of a new spiritual home for the promotion who are keen to position themselves as the UK’s market leader. The mixed martial arts promotion have built up quite a bit of momentum and have put in place many big ticket items to bolster their position a the premiere MMA purveyors of choice.
The notable signing of Aaron Chalmers, regular quality shows, aligning themselves with Bellator and broadcast deal with ITV are all a step in the right direction. The true question is after seeing BAMMA rise in the past to the position they are in now can they keep the momentum going.
One thing that BAMMA have consistently delivered on is high calibre, well matched shows that are stacked with talent. Matchmaker, Jude Samuel, has surpassed himself on this card. With so many exciting clashes to look forward to on the night we’ve compiled our definitive list of five fights you must not miss.
Colin Fletcher vs Walter Gahdza II
Gahdza needs a win to stay relevant and shore up his place on the BAMMA roster. Judging by recent comments from both men in particular Gahadza they both feel victory for them is a fore gone conclusion. If Gahadza can keep this standing it’s his to win, however, Fletcher’s jiu jitsu is far superior so the night will end in a submission if he can take Gahadza to the ground.
Fabian Edwards vs Kent Kauppinen
Fabian Edwards has proven himself to be a terrifying wrecking machine. In each of his three pro bouts he has taken no damage whatsoever, the same cannot be said for what is expected for his opponent. This fight will end in a brutal stoppage probably due to strikes which will catapult Fabian towards a title shot against Mike Shipman for which he is more than ready for.
Rhys McKee vs Tim Barnett II
It appeared the last time these two met that Northern Ireland’s McKee was overwhelmed by an opponent he had underestimated. Many things have changed since they last met making his redemption in this match up more assured this time around. McKee will look to assert himself early putting on a relentless clinic keeping things very simple but effective for the win which will undoubtedly set up a trilogy fight.
Dominique Wooding vs Danny Randolph
Wooding is coming off an emphatic one sided showcase of striking ability in his last outing which saw him dominate Blaine O’Driscoll at BAMMA 32. Wooding takes this one with ease, look out for and early stoppage from ‘The Black Panther’ as the two are clearly in different leagues. Following this look out for a quick turnaround for Wooding which will probably see him return to Ireland for another shot at the Bantamweight strap.
Terry Brazier vs Alex Lohoré
Both men have genuine and deep seated beef with each other and will look to settle their differences here. Technically both men are almost identical in terms of striking ability, however, Alex Lohoré is clearly the more polished and accurate of the two which will count for alot here. Lohoré has genuine KO power and a tremendous gas tank. It will be a surprise if this lasts the full 15 minutes as ‘Da Kid’ will make short work of Brazier in probably the first if not the second round.
BAMMA 34: Lohoré Vs. Brazier takes place at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London on Friday 9th March. Tickets are on sale now from bamma.com