The 3Arena in Dublin will host BAMMA 30 this weekend, which will feature a total of 15 fights. You can check the bottom of this post for the full list of match ups and how to watch them if you can’t make it to Dublin on Friday.
What you might notice when you look down the list of fights is that BAMMA 30 will feature a total of 11 fighters from SBG. Look down the list and its like seeing into the future of SBG and Irish MMA. Although don’t get me wrong SBG some of the old guards outa swell with the likes of SBG favourite, Phillip ‘Honeybadger’ Mulpeter who is coming upto 7 years a pro, although hasn’t fought in over 2 years, and Ion ‘Bombardierul’ Pascu who has been fighting in the pro ranks since 2008.
However, it will be the up and coming SBG fighter that will draw the most interest after the night has finished. With easily the best lightweight to come out of SBG since the Notorious Conor McGregor, Richie Smullen will be the fighter most SBG fans will be looking to see walk away with the W on Friday. He fights the extremely highly rated Rhys McKee in a No.1 contenders bout for the right to fight Lonsdale European Lightweight champion Tim Barnett. But what will be decided on the night is who the best lightweight in Ireland is (minus Conor McGregor).
Blaine O’Driscoll, who is currently looking unstoppable, is another one of SBG’s rising stars. Currently on a 3 fight win streak, this Bantamweight will be one to watch on the night when he comes up against a tough Harry Hardwick. A win on Friday should see Blaine very close to a title shot himself.
Other SBG fighter that will feature at BAMMA 30 and worth keeping an eye on in the future are the likes of: Dylan Logan, Steve Owens, Ben Forsyth, Kiefer Crosbie, Richard Kiely, Ryan Curtis and the experienced Niklas Stolze.
Main Event – BAMMA World Bantamweight Title:
Alan ‘The Apprentice’ Philpott (16-9) Vs. Shay Walsh (16-4)
Co-Main Event – Lightweight Feature Bout:
Rob ‘C4’ Sinclair (13-4) Vs. Paul ‘Redser’ Redmond (11-6)
Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards (1-0) Vs. Aaron Kennedy (Debut)
Lonsdale European Flyweight Title:
Ryan ‘Chaos’ Curtis (4-0) Vs. Daniel Barez (7-4)
Main Card – Live on Dave from 9 pm
Lonsdale European Lightweight No.1 Contenders Bout:
Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (5-1) Vs. Richie Smullen (3-0)
Ion ‘Bombardierul’ Pascu (15-7) Vs. Henry ‘Herculeez’ Fadipe (9-8-1)
Ilkin “Monster / Hulkin’” Gasimov (4-1) Vs. Phillip ‘Honeybadger’ Mulpeter (7-5)
Richard Kiely (1-0) Vs. Daniel ‘Obi Wan’ Olejniczak (1-0-1)
Kiefer ‘BDK’ Crosbie (2-0) Vs. Dariusz Swierkosz (3-1)
Light Heavyweight Bout:
Ben ‘Spider Monkey’ Forsyth (2-2) Vs. Matt Clempner (1-0)
Decky ‘The Diamond’ Dalton (6-3) Vs. Mick ‘Basher’ Brennan (4-7)
Arann McGuire (1-1) Vs. Dylan Logan (0-1)
Steve Owens (2-0) Vs. Maciek Gierszewski (1-0)
Harry Hardwick (2-0) Vs. Blaine O’Driscoll (4-1)
*SWING BOUT* Lightweight Bout:
Niklas ‘Green Mask’ Stolze (8-2) Vs. Chris ‘The Menace’ Stringer (11-12-1)
UNILAD Prelims – Live on UNILAD Facebook page from 6.30 pm
Bet Suggestion: A Richie Smullen, Richard Kiely double will payout a lovely 5/1 with SkyBet.
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