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MMA Crossfire – BAMMA 16: Daley vs Fernandes gets lightweight title defence

The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) announced a lightweight title match to their September 13th card.

Champion Mansour Barnaoui (11-2-0) defends against challenger Mike Brightmon (12-4-0).

The title match is one of three defences at BAMMA 16.

Featherweight champ Tom Duquesnoy takes on challenger Ashleigh Grimshaw, while Leon “Rocky” Edwards  and Shaun Taylor will battle for the welterweight crown.

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“I want to thank BAMMA for giving me this opportunity to fight,” Brighton said. “I am truly humbled for this chance to compete in one of the biggest organizations in the world.”

Baranoui was not at a loss of words.

“If the BAMMA fans haven’t seen me fighting in a while, it is not because of injuries as people may think,” he explained. “My return was delayed because it was a hard deal to find an opponent after beating two of the best in the UK.

“Andre Winner who was ranking under them was one of the logical challengers for the BAMMA belt, but he has avoided and then refused this opportunity several times. I’m not afraid of anyone and want to face some of the best. To conquer the heart of UK fans I am willing to face the best UK fighter; and if the opportunity was there I would call out out Connor McGregor and Norman Parke, the same way, as they are the top UK and Irish fighters ranking at lightweight. Winner fears to fight a kid like me, but Michael Brightmon does not. On September 13th I will smash through Brightmon and will expect Andre Winner to be ready next.”

Ticket information can be found here. 

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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