BAMMA 28 comes from the SSE Arena in Belfast tonight and features a headline bout between former UFC fighters Norman Parke and Paul Redmond which was originally for the BAMMA lightweight title.
After missing weight, Northern Irishman Parke is no longer eligible to win the title in front of his home fans however, Redmond will still become champion with a win this evening.
In the co-main event, Northern Ireland’s own Andy Young will attempt to build on his most recent win when he faces London’s Dominique Wooding for the interim flyweight title.
Another two title fights fill up the main card with Ronnie Mann and Damien Lapilus squaring off for the featherweight title and the highly-touted prospect Rhys McKee will face fellow undefeated fighter Tim Barnett for the BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title.
The BAMMA 28 live stream will be available to watch on MMA Plus from the start of the event at 5 pm with results being updated as the event progresses.
In the second half of the card, Bellator 173 will play host to a catchweight main event that sees former light-heavyweight champion Liam McGeary who will be looking to bounce back from his first professional career loss at Bellator 163. He faces Brett McDermott who makes his return to professional MMA after retiring 18 days ago.
The card also features bouts between James Gallagher and Kirill Medvedovski, Sinead Kavanagh taking on Iony Razafiarison and Alex Lohore taking on veteran Colin Fletcher in welterweight action.
Bellator 173 will be broadcast on Spike UK, Saturday at 10 pm.
Bellator 173 McGeary vs. McDermott – Fight card:
Bellator Catchweight bout: Liam McGeary def. Brett McDermott via TKO (Doctor Stoppage) (Round 2 – 1:06)
Bellator Featherweight bout: James Gallagher def. Kirill Medvedovski via Submission (Rear-naked-coke) (Round 1 – 2:53)
Bellator Bantamweight bout: Iony Razafiarison def. Sinead Kavanagh via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25)
Bellator Welterweight bout: Alex Lohore def. Colin Fletcher via Submission (Rear-naked-coke) (Round 1 – 2:42)
Bellator Catchweight bout: Shay Walsh def. James McErlean via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
BAMMA 28: Parke vs. Redmond – Fight card:
BAMMA Lightweight title: Norman Parke def. Paul Redmond via Decision (Majority) (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)
BAMMA Interim-Flyweight title: Andy Young def. Dominique Wooding via Submission (Rear-naked-choke) (Round 3 – 3:06)
BAMMA Featherweight title: Damien Lapilus def. Ronnie Mann via Decision (Unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 29-28)
BAMMA Lonsdale Lightweight title: Tim Barnett def. Rhys McKee via TKO (Round 1 – 4:58)
Jonathan Brookins def. Decky Dalton via Decision (Unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Daniel Olejniczak def. Jonathan Reid via TKO (Punches) (Round 1 – 1:47)
Daniel Rutkowski def. Niall Smith via TKO (Punches) (Round 3 – 2:16)
Will Fluery def. Kyle McClurkin via TKO (Punches) (Round 1 – 2:49)
Paul Hughes def. Adam Gustab via TKO (Punches) (Round 1 – 1:32)
Andrew Murphy def. Stephen Kilfin via TKO (Punches) (Round 1 – 4:58)
Keith McCabe def. Glenn Irvine via submission (heel hook) (Round 1 – 0:39)