Tom Duquesnoy Faces Title Defense Opposite Alan Philpott in BAMMA 27 Headliner

By Brian Knapp Oct 17, 2016
Tom Duquesnoy will defend his British Association of Mixed Martial Arts bantamweight championship against Alan Philpott in the BAMMA 27 main event on Dec. 16 at 3Arena in Dublin.

Widely hailed as Europe’s top prospect, Duquesnoy will carry a four-fight winning streak into the match. The 23-year-old Frenchman last appeared at BAMMA 25 in May, when he knocked out Shay Walsh with a first-round elbow. It took all of 75 seconds. Duquesnoy has thrown out his anchor at Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico, linking arms with one of the most successful camps in the sport. He has delivered 10 of his 13 professional victories by knockout, technical knockout or submission.

Philpott, meanwhile, holds a regional championship under the BAMMA banner. He last competed at BAMMA 26 on Sept. 10, when he took a three-round unanimous decision from Aaron Blackwell. Philpott, 24, has won six of his past eight bouts, losing only to Daichi Takenaka and Ed Arthur -- two men with a combined record of 18-2-1.

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