#BAMMA25 took place back on 14th May and prior to the event the promotion announced that they would be rearranging #BAMMA26 which was originally scheduled to take place on 4th June in Dublin.
The decision was made to push the show back to 10th September to allow the promotion to abide with the new medical standards in Ireland. But as a result there was a host of fighters who were eager to get a bout arranged elsewhere to keep themselves busy and ultimately get themselves paid.
So we have been keeping track on what those guys have been up to since #BAMMA25 and you can check it out below;
Since last competing at #BAMMA25 in a bizarre match with Walter Gahadza, Colin “The Freakshow” Fletcher fought John Maguire at M4TC. The pair of #UKMMA veterans competed for the promotions Welterweight Title, however, Fletcher fell short, losing in the third round by arm lock.
After claiming the vacant BAMMA Bantamweight Title at #BAMMA24 against Nathaniel Wood, it was always going to be an up hill struggle for Alan “The Apprentice” Philpott to travel to Japan on just a few days notice and defeat an undefeated opponent. Philpott was submitted in the first round but would of gained vital experience in travelling abroad and fighting against a hot prospect in his backyard.
Since dropping the Middleweight strap to current Champion John Phillips, Cheick Kone has claimed two stoppage wins and added another belt to his collection. So whilst his year didn’t kick off as planned, the Frenchman is definitely making sure he rights his wrongs and finishes the year strong.
Andy “Taz” Young is yet to make his BAMMA debut, however, after having a bout at #BAMMA23 cancelled the young Irishman took to FCC and defeated Aaron Aby to claim the Flyweight Title. His debut which is scheduled for #BAMMA26 will see him look to add another Title to his collection when he takes on current Flyweight Champion Rany Saadeh.
Coming off the back of a loss to Damien Lapilus at #BAMMA23, highly touted Lightweight Jack “The Pilgrim” McGann was offered a huge opportunity to fight on the under card of Fedor’s return in Russia. McGann was able to seize the opportunity and picked up a stoppage win in the first round of his fight, maintaining his 100% stoppage win rate in the process.
Fighters with upcoming fights elsewhere;
Former Bantamweight Champion Ed Arthur is set to compete in Russia for Absolute Championship Berkut on 15th July against Petr Yan (5-1 MMA)
Nathaniel Wood is set to make his Featherweight debut at #Bellator158 on 16th July against Chase Morton