BAMMA have added three more bouts to BAMMA 29 in what is a stacked card in Birmingham. These fights are Chris Miah vs. Jay Butler, Luke Morton vs. Mindaugauas Gerve and Pelu Adetola vs. Nathias Frederick.
The first fight includes the highly anticipated return of Chris Miah at bantamweight. His opponent for the night will be Jay Butler.
After winning both of his fights in his first spell at BAMMA at flyweight, we see “Night” return at the higher threshold of bantamweight. Miah lost his one fight under AFC at AFC 16 to current UFC prospect Jarred Brooks. At just 25 years of age, Miah remains one of England’s top prospects.
For “Red Bull” Butler he will be looking for his first win under the promotion after suffering a debut defeat at the hands of Cameron Else. With a win over Matt Knight on his professional debut, we will see if Butler can add a win over nicknamed “Night” in his latest bout.
With all of Butler’s wins coming by way of submission, Miah will likely look to keep the fight on the feet. However, Miah is capable himself with four from seven wins coming by way of submission. Should the fight go to the floor, the fight will make for an interesting match-up.
The second fight sees Luke Morton face Mindauguas Grove in a heavyweight clash.
Luke Morton is on a losing streak of three and will be hoping to get back to winning ways when he faces the Northern Irish prospect. Luke Morton has never gone past the first round in his career meaning his native Midlands crowd can expect fireworks in the fight.
Grove has won his one and only professional fight with a kimura submission in the first round against Scott Mitchell. After being the first man to finish Mitchell in his professional career, Grove will be looking to upset another Brit.
Despite the records of (2-3) and (1-0) favouring the Lithuanian-born fighter, the home advantage could well play into Morton’s hands who will be looking to put on a show for his home fans. With both wins coming by way of knockout, we could see the same outcome at the Genting Arena.
The third and final announced fight from BAMMA is Pelu Adetola facing Nathias Frederick.
Adetola, who is moving down to middleweight, has lost five of his last six fights with three of those losses coming by way of knockout. Despite this, the calibre of opponents “The Nigerian Diamond” has faced can’t be frowned upon. Current title contender Brett McDermott and UFC starlet Darren Stewart account for two of the losses. Adetola will be looking to get back to winning ways vs Frederick.
Frederick is enjoying a rich vain of form with three consecutive wins after losing his first two professional fights. Fighting in front of his home city on a huge night of fighting, the Birmingham native will be desperate to extend the streak to four wins.