BAMMA 28: Parke Vs. Redmond keeps getting bigger as 2 new bouts have been officially announced for the event in Belfast at the SSE Arena on February 24th 2017.
On 24th February 2017, BAMMA 28 lands at the SSE Arena with one of the biggest bouts ever made in Ireland. Prepare for a titanic battle as Northern Ireland’s very own ‘Stormin’ Norman Parke takes on Ireland’s Paul ‘Redser’ Redmond in a Lightweight feature bout. Also announced is the hugely anticipated match up for the BAMMA Featherweight World Title as Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann faces Damien ‘Frankenstien’ Lapilus.
‘Stormin’ Norman Parke (22-5-1) from Bushmills, Antrim is no stranger to BAMMA events, as he has been spotted numerous times cornering team mates as part of the Next Gen Northern Ireland fight team. One of Europe’s most sought after free agents prior to putting pen to paper with BAMMA, Parke now goes in pursuit of the coveted BAMMA World Lightweight title.
Paul ‘Redser’ Redmond (11-6) landed a victorious homecoming of his own at BAMMA 26, as Redser took out the double tough Chris ‘The Menace’ Stringer to claim the adulation of his hometown support. Redmond now steps into one of the biggest fights ever announced in Ireland, as he takes on Parke in this hugely anticipated match up.
After a stunning debut performance at BAMMA 25, with a KO of Graham ’Afterburner’ Turner, Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann (25-8-1) now gets his chance at the Featherweight title. After missing out at BAMMA 27, the Iron Man gym owner feels he is reborn back at his natural weight class and believes that this will be the moment that he claims one of the biggest prizes in European MMA, the BAMMA Featherweight Title.
Frenchman Damien ‘Frankenstein’ Lapilus (12-6-1) shocked the crowd in attendance at the Barclaycard Arena at BAMMA 23: Night of Champions, when he locked in a rear-naked-choke at 3:30 of the 1st Round for the upset victory over Jack ‘The Pilgrim’ McGann. Lapilus now drops a weight class and prepares to face the very dangerous Mann in what is set to be an epic battle for the title.
First up Norman Parkes training partner and newly crowned Lonsdale Lightweight Champion Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (5-0) takes on the ground master ‘Magic’ Myles Price (9-6) in his first defence of the title.
Finally huge fan favourite John ‘Johnny Jitzu’ Redmond (7-12) faces off against the ‘Nigerian Diamond’ Pelu Adetola (3-5) in a Middleweight battle. Who will rise and who will fall? Find out on February 24th, Tickets on sale now at bit.ly/2hYOlmm
With the fight card already shaping up to be another spectacular night of action that only BAMMA brings make sure you order your tickets today!
BAMMA 28: Parke Vs. Redmond – Fightcard (With more bouts TBA)
‘Stormin’ Norman Parke Vs. Paul ‘Redser’ Redmond – Lightweight Feature Bout
Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann Vs. Damien ‘Frankenstien’ Lapilus – BAMMA World Featherweight Title
Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (c) Vs. ‘Magic Myles Price – Lonsdale Lightweight Title
John ‘Johnny Jitzu’ Redmond Vs. ‘The Nigerian Diamond’ Pelu Adetola – Middleweight Bout
BAMMA 28: Parke Vs. Redmond takes place at the SSE Arena, Belfast on Friday 24th February 2017. With more huge fights to be added to the BAMMA 28: Parke Vs. Redmond fightcard shortly, this is going to be the biggest, boldest and best MMA event Belfast has ever seen. Tickets are on sale now and you can get yours HERE