The Main event for BAMMA London has been confirmed and it’s big! ‘Chopper’ Chi Lewis-Parry and Maurice ‘The Gorilla’ Jackson will collide in a battle for the Lonsdale Heavyweight title on September 15th at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
With both fighters standing at 6’9″, this mountainous main event will be for the Lonsdale Heavyweight TItle, which was previously held by Stuart ‘He-Man’ Austin.
“No one can take me to places darker than the pitch black I have lived in for the past 8 months. Real darkness that tests the soul. BAMMA is about to play host, to the unchained introduction of my demons!” – Chi Lewis-Parry
“On September 15th, I’m gonna show the world who the best fighter on the planet is.” “Me vs Chi is gonna be like a seasoned pro vs a decent amateur! It’s gonna be like a father playin’ around with his son” – Maurice ‘The Gorilla’ Jackson
The Canadian Ninja
When Jeremy ‘Ninja’ Petley enters the arena at this summer’s hottest event, he will tie for the most appearances under the BAMMA banner, sitting alongside Colin ‘The Freakshow’ Fletcher and two division World Champion Tom ‘Firekid’ Duquesnoy on 8 fights. While Duquesnoy & Fletcher are certainly more widely known, Petley has built a solid record of 11-8-1 and now faces fast rising prospect Andre ’TUGAPOWER’ Goncalaves in what could well be the start of Petley’s charge to the title.
The Canadian, who now lives in London and trains out the London Fight Factory, also serves as one of the head coaches that are now steadily bringing through a new generation of fighters. However, Petley believes this is still his time and that he is only improving with age. This all leads to September 15th as Jeremy ‘Ninja’ Petley faces Goncalves at The SSE Arena, Wembley with the goal of moving up the ladder towards title contention and cementing his legacy as the ‘Canadian Ninja’.
“Andre is a tough and well rounded young fighter but I am not a gatekeeper nor a stepping stone. So on Sept 15th I intend on imposing my authority and finishing the fight. Sending the message that I am a title contender and a force in the featherweight division.” – Jeremy ‘Ninja’ Petley “ – Jeremy ‘Ninja’ Petley
Petley’s pedigree in BAMMA is already well noted, with people still to this day talking about his come from behind win to defeat Dyson Roberts which at the time was considered a huge shock.