A special champion vs. champion BAMMA 25 fight card continues to fill up, as officials announced three new bouts recently.
Set for May 14 from the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England, the event will include Matt Hallam vs. Marcin Prostko, Mike Grundy vs. Marley Swindolls and Dean Trueman vs. Huseyin Garabet.
The main event for the card features BAMMA heavyweight champion Mark Godbeer vs. Lonsdale champion Stuart Austin.
Below is the complete press release on the new fights:
BAMMA are pleased to announce the next matches for BAMMA 25: Champion vs. Champion at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham on Saturday 14th May 2016. In a Middleweight collison Matt ‘The Farmerboy’ Hallam takes on Marcin ‘Madboy’ Prostko, Mike Grundy returns to BAMMA to face Marley Swindolls in a Featherweight clash and Dean Trueman replaces an injured Regis ‘The First’ Sugden against Huseyin ‘The Turkish Snake’ Garabet.
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Matt ‘Farmerboy’ Hallam Vs. Marcin ‘Madboy’ Prostko (Middleweight Bout)
After his opponent failed to make weight at BAMMA 24, Matt ‘Farmer Boy’ Hallam (5-2) makes his return to BAMMA for his first fight for the promotion since BAMMA 16. The heavy handed Hallam has all five of his victories via T/KO, and recently re-located to London Shootfighters alongside long time training partner ‘Judo’ Jim Wallhead. Hallam made his debut in BAMMA against Harry ‘Mad Mac’ McLeman at BAMMA 15 and then followed this up by appearing at BAMMA 16: Daley Vs. DaSilva, where he took the victory over Curtis ‘Farmer’ Widmer in short fashion as he secured the victory in the 2nd round.
The Polish born freestyle fighter out of Wakefield, Marcin ‘Mad Boy’ Prostko (4-1) returns to BAMMA and to the Middleweight division as he takes on Hallam. Prostko last fought at BAMMA 23: Night of Champions, where he took Welterweight Bill Beaumont to a hard fought decision. Training out of ASW Manchester alongside the likes of Lonsdale Lightweight Champion Marc Diakiese and former BAMMA Middleweight Champion Scott Askham, Prostko is now aiming to make his mark on the BAMMA Middleweight division.
Mike Grundy Vs. Marley Swindells (Featherweight Bout)
Commonwealth Games medallist Mike Grundy (4-1) was due to make his sixth appearance under the BAMMA banner at BAMMA 23: Night of Champions against Mick ‘ asher’ Brennan, however due to injury the bout was cancelled. The ‘Wigan Wrestling Machine’ now wants to continue his journey to the top of the BAMMA Featherweight division and will be looking to add the debuting Swindells to his tally of victories at BAMMA 23.
Marley Swindells (7-3-1) makes his debut at BAMMA 25: Champion Vs. Champion when he takes on Mike Grundy. Spending most of his time training in Phuket in Thailand, Swindells last bout was in December of 2014, where he halted Antanas Jazbutis via TKO due to Jazbutis being unable to continue at the end of the third round. With all of his wins coming via the way of stoppage (3 TKOs, 4 Submissions), this is another exciting matchup for BAMMA 25 that is unlikely to go to the judges.
Dean Trueman Vs. Huseyin ‘The Turkish Snake’ Garabet (Featherweight Bout)
Due to a long term injury to Regis ‘The First’ Sugden, Dean Trueman (5-3) steps in to replace him against Garabet. Fighting out of Rough House/Nottingham MMA, Trueman won his last bout in October of 2015 against Adam Venture via TKO. With the majority of his five victories coming via way of KO from punches, Trueman will be attempting to put those heavy hands to good use against Garabet on May 14th at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham