BAMMA have revealed that Marc ‘Bonecrusher’ Diakiese (7-0) will defend his BAMMA Lonsdale Lightweight Championship against Rick Selvarajah, also undefeated with a 7-0 record. The bout will take place at BAMMA 22 in Dublin, Ireland.

Diakiese has made huge waves since joining the BAMMA Lightweight division. The Yorkshire native most recently taking a hard fought unanimous decision over young Wolfslair prodigy Jack ‘The Pilgrim’ McGann, to gain the Lonsdale Title.

Diakiese stated: “Last time out against Jack McGann I implemented the perfect game plan to take his zero, now Rick Selvarajah is the next to step up to the plate. Rightly, he’s the number 1 contender and also shares the same record as me at 7-0, but I have fought tougher opposition. We both beat Jefferson George, however, I did it in a far more convincing fashion. Come fight night I don’t think he can present me any problems that I can’t handle. And to be on this historic event in Ireland, I can’t wait to show the Dublin crowd my particular brand of bonecrushing!”

Rick Selvarajah made an immediate impact on his debut at BAMMA 20, taking a decision win against Jefferson George. The Premier MMA fighter from Harrow has steadily risen through the ranks of the UK MMA Lightweight scene and now gets his biggest opportunity in Dublin with a crack at Marc Diakiese’s title.

Once again undefeated records are on the line.

“Whoever wins this bout is going to rule the BAMMA Lightweight Division for years to come. Dublin fans are in for all out war between two of Europe’s top Lightweight prospects” – BAMMA Matchmaker Jude Samuel.