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BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions just keeps giving as BAMMA add another title fight to the lineup.

Marcin ‘Bane’ Lazarz Vs. Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig (BAMMA Light Heavyweight Title)

Defending his hard won title for the first time, Marcin ‘Bane’ Lazarz since BAMMA 20, Lazarz (8-1) gets his chance to cement his legacy in BAMMA history as he prepares to face off against the ‘Bearjew’. The Team Titan fighter has been preparing for his first challenger since the day that he took the title, and the heavy handed Champion will be looking to stamp his dominance over the division with this win.

“Its great to getting ready for BAMMA again. My preparation is going great so far, I feel blessed for having great coaches and sparting partners inside my training camp. Talking about my opponent, it doesn’t really matter to me as long as he is going to fight me so I can present my skillset again and show off all my hard work . He’s a good fighter but I’m the champion and I will remain a champion!”

Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig (7-0) from the Scottish Hit Squad silenced his doubters at BAMMA 22, when he submitted fast rising prospect Karl Moore via Guillotine choke at the beginning of the second round. After weathering the storm from Moore in the first, he turned the bout around and took a victory which stunned the audience in the 3Arena. The submission specialist Craig immediately set his sights on the BAMMA Title, and was rewarded with a mutli fight contract and the chance to face “The Gentleman who currently is looking after my belt”. Craig also claimed “I’ve beaten the best in Scotland and England, now it’s time to take on Europe!” His unbeaten record will be on the line once again in Birmingham, when he gets his chance to lay claim to ‘Champion of Europe’ at BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions.

“Due to all the training I’ve been doing I’ve lost loads of weight and BAMMA could help me out with a belt to hold up my trousers. This is a great opportunity for me as I’ve had a lot of pull outs in my career and BAMMA will ensure the best European fighters stand toe to toe with me.”

BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions Lineup (With more bouts to be added)

Main Card

BAMMA Heavyweight Title

Mark ‘The Hand Of’ Godbeer (c) Vs. Ruben ‘The Viking’ Wolf

BAMMA Lightweight Title

Martin ‘.50 Cal’ Stapleton Vs. Gavin ‘Warhorse’ Sterritt

BAMMA Bantamweight Title

Ed Arthur (c) Vs. Shay Walsh

BAMMA Light Heavyweight Title

Marcin ‘Bane’ Lazarz (c) Vs. Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig

BAMMA Flyweight Title

Rany Saadeh (c) Vs. Chris ‘Nightmare’ Miah

Prelim Bouts

Jeremy ‘Ninja’ Petley Vs. Nad Narimani (Featherweight)

Stuart ‘He-Man’ Austin Vs. Paul ‘Titan’ Taylor (Heavyweight)

Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermott Vs. Pelu ‘The Nigerian Diamond’ Adetola (Light Heavyweight)

Nathaniel ‘The Prospect’ Wood Vs. Bryan ‘The Big Bad Wolf’ Creighton (Bantamweight)

Tom Denham Vs. Lukasz ‘The Punisher’ Parobiec (Heavyweight)

‘Dirty’ Harry Marple Vs. Shane Gunfield (Welterweight)

C.J. Meeks Vs. Marcin ‘Mad Boy’ Prostko (Catchweight)

Cameron ‘Killacam’ Else Vs. Jay ‘Red Bull’ Butler (Bantamweight)

Tobias ‘The Development’ Reid Vs. Kayvan Fallah (Lightweight)

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