BAMMA have announced that they have signed ten Irish up-and-comers after announcing four dates in Dublin for 2019.
European mixed martial arts promotion BAMMA are setting up for a great 2019 as far as the growth of the Irish MMA scene in concerned.
This week they announced that they will be stopping off in Dublin’s 3Arena for four dates next year with the very first coming in February.
BREAKING:@BAMMA announces 4 Dublin dates for 2019.
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— The Writing Irish (@WritingIrishMMA) July 6, 2018
BAMMA will also return to Dublin’s 3Arena on December 9 this year.
As well as this, they unveiled five new Irish fighters that are set to bolster their roster. Their statement read as follows.
BAMMA welcome five Irish fighters to the promotion
BAMMA today welcome five Irish fighters to the promotion. Signing from across several weight divisions and featuring the next generation of potential Irish MMA superstars, these warriors are the first in a series of exciting new talent due to be announced in the coming days.
Cathal Manning – Recently secured a bronze medal at the IMMAF European Championships held in Bucharest, Romania this past June. Fighting out of Point Blank BJJ, Galway, the middleweight will make his pro debut with the promotion.
Dean Barry – The former World kickboxing champion has put pen to paper with the promotion as he looks to progress his career in the BAMMA Lightweight division.
Karl McCallig – The former Thai Boxing Champion enters the Welterweight division, with huge challenges ahead in a strong division currently led by two division champion Terry “The Dominator” Brazier.
Ian Cleary – An SBG Charlestown Flyweight, Cleary is ready to make his own run at BAMMA Title Glory after putting pen to paper with BAMMA. “Concrete” already has eyes on a potential shot at title holder Barez further down the line.
Decky Dalton – The hugely popular Dalton is no stranger to BAMMA, as “The Diamond” has fought on three of the promotion’s Irish events and most recently defeated Mick Brennan at BAMMA 30. Dalton has now signed an extended contract with the promotion.
With a host of events announced for the 3Arena over the coming 18 months, it’s a great time for Irish MMA!
– (via FightPost.co.uk)
Now, Sean Sheehan of SevereMMA reported that BAMMA have added a further five fighters from the Irish scene after dipping into Dublin-based gym Team Ryano for its latest set of signees.
— Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) July 11, 2018
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