Can Tom Duquesnoy become BAMMA's first two-weight world champion?

Former BAMMA double champion Tom Duquesnoy now has a date for his sophomore UFC bout and will face fellow newcomer Cody Stamann at UFC 216 in Las Vegas later this year.

Announcing the news on his Instagram despite no official confirmation yet forthcoming from the UFC, “Fire Kid” revealed that he was looking forward to the October bout and thanked his fans for their support since making his UFC debut.


UFC 216 is set for Saturday, October 7 and will take place in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The evening’s main event will see a blockbuster clash for the interim lightweight title as top contender Tony Ferguson faces the surging Kevin Lee to see who will wear the 155lb gold until champion Conor McGregor returns.

Having made his promotional debut back in April with a second round TKO win over Patrick Williams at UFC on Fox 24, the 24-year-old Parisian will be looking to build on the success he achieved on the regional scene and live up to the expectations placed on him as European MMA’s “next big thing”. Duquesnoy (15-1) become the first fighter to hold two different BAMMA titles over two weight classes simultaneously, first beating Teddy Violet to capture the featherweight strap in 2014, and then adding the bantamweight title in a “Champion vs. Champion” battle with Shay Walsh at BAMMA 25.

Meanwhile, his opponent, 27-year-old Stamann (15-1) will be looking to cause an upset and will look to stretch his current eight-fight win streak further. “The Spartan” has made a name for himself with impressive performances on the U.S. regional scene, mainly under the KnockOut Promotions banner, and won his UFC debut with a unanimous decision victory over Terrion Ware at UFC 213 in July.