The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts have announced that Germany’s Rany Saadeh will defend the BAMMA Flyweight Championship for the first time against Chris Miah on April 25 when BAMMA 20 hits the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.
Rany Saadeh (7-1) claimed the flyweight crown in August of 2014 when he defeated Jody Collins by way of unanimous decision at BAMMA Fight Night Liverpool. The 21-year-old recently spent the majority of his time training at Phuket Top Team in Thailand, and is currently 3-0 in BAMMA having taken out Danny Missin via TKO in his debut performance, in addition to the hardy Mahmood Besharate who he defeated via unanimous decision at BAMMA 15.
“I will do what I do best: dominate. I really don’t see this fight going to the distance,” explained Saadeh. “I don’t underestimate my opponent but I feel like I’m going to have a lot of fun in that cage. I love Birmingham and I invite everyone to watch me making big things happen and leaving the arena with the belt on my shoulder once more.”
Birmingham’s own Chris Miah is coming off a highlight knockout victory from his debut against Mick Gerrard at BAMMA 18 in February. Fighting out of Pariah MMA in Solihull, Miah is a former Fight UK champion with an unblemished record standing 6-0, and he will likely have the passionate hometown support behind him in this England vs. Germany encounter.
“I’m delighted to be fighting again on BAMMA so soon,” said Miah, “the opportunity to fight for the BAMMA title in my hometown was too good to turn down. I’m proud to represent Birmingham. Credit to my opponent for fighting me here. But the crowd will bring the roff down when my hand is held up in victory as the NEW BAMMA Flyweight Champion!”