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The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts have announced that charismatic bantamweight contender Ed Arthur (5-0) will take on his most experienced opponent to date at BAMMA 20 when he meets Alan Philpott for the vacant bantamweight championship on April 25 at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.

Ed Arthur has risen through the ranks of the 135lb division since his BAMMA debut against Ben Rees in 2013. With an undefeated record that stands at 5-0, and the ink recently dried on his long term contract with the promotion, the “free spirited, fast talking and undefeated” Arthur will be aiming to unify the crown with that of Sweden’s Superior Challenge title of which he claimed last November with a unanimous decision victory over¬†Martin Akhtar.

“This is just another day, just another win!” Arthur stated. “However, this time I get to take home a belt! I’m going to make it look easy as always.”

Making his BAMMA debut, Alan “The Apprentice” Philpott (13-6) from Antrim, Northern Ireland walks into his bantamweight title shot on a 3-fight win streak. Fighting out of Next Gen NI alongside BAMMA middleweight contender Conor ‘Da Crook’ Cooke, Philpott has entered the promotion straight into the biggest fight of his career.

“The time is right, the time is now,” explained Philpott, “I am the next generation and the first BAMMA Bantamweight Champion!”