On Friday, Feb. 24, BAMMA hosted its 28th event from the SSE Arena Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The card was a joint effort with U.S. promotion Bellator MMA.
In the night’s main event, a pair of UFC veterans locked horns as Norman Parke competed in his own backyard against Irishman Paul Redmond. The 30-year-old Parke put together a 5-3-1 run inside the Octagon and recently got back in the win column at ACB 47, topping Andrew Fisher by decision. Fisher, meanwhile, found far less success on the world’s biggest stage, but the former Cage Warriors veteran made a successful debut under the BAMMA banner with a decision win over Chris Stringer at BAMMA 26.
The card also featured three title tilts, as the promotion crowned an interim flyweight champion and a new featherweight champion. The Lonsdale lightweight strap was also on the line.
The event kicked off at 12 p.m. ET.
Norman Parke def. Paul Redmond by majority decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
Andy Young def. Dominique Wooding by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 3, 3:06 – for BAMMA interim world flyweight title
Damien Lapilus def. Ronnie Mann by unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28) – for vacant BAMMA world featherweight title
Tim Barnett def. Rhys McKee by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:58 – for BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title
Jonathan Brookins def. Decky Dalton by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Daniel Olejniczak def. Jonathan Reid by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:47
Daniel Rutkowski def. Niall Smith by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 2:16
Paul Hughes def. Adam Gustab by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:32
Will Fleury def. Kyle McClurkin by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 2:49
Andrew Murphy def. Stephen Kilifin by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:58
Keith McCabe def. Glenn Irvine by submission (heel hook). Round 1, 0:39