Injuries have forced both Jeremy Petley and Ben Dearden to withdraw from their respective bouts on the BAMMA 17 undercard; however, Sebastien Fournier and Paul Bentley have stepped in to fill the void on December 6.

Fighting out of the Tours Lumpini Club in France, Fournier brings a record of 8-5 to the cage. Boasting 6 first round stoppages, he will take on British lightweight and Bellator veteran Martin Stapleton (14-4).

In addition, English bantamweight Paul Bentley (1-0) will make just his second professional trip to the cage at 37-years-old when he steps in to face Regis Sugden who’s set to fight professionally for the first time, but with a K-1 background. Bentley’s pro debut came at UCMMA where the Eagle MMA product finished Abdullah Saleh via TKO early in the first round.

Bentley said: “Regis has a good k1 background and I respect his stand up, but I’m confident in my wrestling and GNP, and will not let it go to the judges.”

BAMMA 17 takes place on Dec. 6 at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. For tickets click HERE