McDermott returns to face Sloane at BAMMA 25

Feb 3, 2016
(PRESS RELEASE) – BAMMA, the home of European MMA, today announces the addition of three more bouts to the BAMMA 25 fight card to be held on the 14th May 2016 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham.

Brett McDermott Vs. Jamie Sloane (Light Heavyweight Bout)

Regis Sugden Vs. 'The Turkish Snake' Huseyin Garabet (Featherweight Bout)

'The Bad Guy' Chris Bungard Vs. Xavier Sedras (Lightweight Bout)

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Brett McDermott Vs. Jamie Sloane (Light Heavyweight Bout)

Returning from a 'once in a lifetime' opportunity of fighting in Japan on the Rizin New Year's Eve show, Brett McDermott (5-3) returns home to BAMMA to face newcomer Jamie Sloane (4-1).

The Brawler from Barrow will be gearing up his nuclear missile of a right hand, and preparing to launch an all out assault on Sloane to deliver a knockout blow on the night. Man mountain McDermott always delivers excitement whenever he is fighting at a BAMMA event, and will be looking to deliver once more on Europe's biggest MMA platform on the 14th May.

Jamie Sloane makes his debut at BAMMA 25 and brings with him a dangerous TKO record of his very own to compete with McDermott. Fighting out of Phoenix MMA, none of Sloane's bouts have seen the third round. This all adds up to what will be an explosive encounter as two of the UK’s best KO artists collide at the Barclaycard Arena.

Regis Sugden Vs. 'The Turkish Snake' Huseyin Garabet (Featherweight Bout)

After a very close but ultimately unsuccessful attempt at securing the Lonsdale Bantamweight title, Regis Sugden (3-1) now moves up to the Featherweight Division to continue his rise within the BAMMA ranks. The elite striker has been developing his ground game over the past year and is now as dangerous on the ground as he is standing. The 20 year old from Newark not only brings a crowd but an exciting high octane style too.

Welcoming Sugden to the Featherweight division is 'The Turkish Snake' Huseyin Garabet (4-6) himself an accomplished K1 fighter from the renowned Double K Gym. This will be the first time Garabet has ventured outside of the South East of England for a fight, and will be ready and waiting inside the Barclaycard Arena to get his hand raised on the night.

A fight where you can expect a high level striking ratio throughout, this bout will light up the preliminary section of BAMMA 25 and have the fans on their feet in short order.

The Bad Guy' Chris Bungard Vs. Xavier Sedras (Lightweight Bout)

​BAMMA Light Heavyweight Champion Paul Craig​ friend and training partner 'The Bad Guy' Chris Bungard (5-1), comes to BAMMA 25 with momentum as he looks to take his career to the next level. Coming off a TKO victory against Nathan Lavery last September, all of his wins come via stoppage. The high velocity fighter doesn't take a backwards step and pushes the pace throughout all his fights. Fighting out of the Scottish Hit Squad, Bungard also believes in the 'We finish fights' mantra that Paul Craig lives by. Looking to follow in Craig's footsteps and win the BAMMA Lightweight title, he will need to overcome the talented Xavier Sedras first.

South Coast standout Xavier Sedras (6-2) has slowly been building his repuation as one to watch. The South African born Sedras has fought some of the best UK fighters in his career thus far, including a win over former BAMMA Lightweight Jefferson George, a draw with Andre Winner and a close fought split decision with Alexei Roberts. He is also now looking to make a statement on a European scale as he makes his debut at BAMMA 25.

The Phoenix MMA fighter has promised to bring his high level skill set to the battle with Bungard, and make sure that he walks away with his hand raised from on May 14th.

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You can Follow Brett McDermott, Regis Sugden Huseyin Garabet, Chris Bungard & Xavier Sedras on Twitter at @BebeMcDermott @RegisSugden @Turkish_Snake @Cowabungard @Xavier Sedras & @BAMMA


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