Two of the world's leading MMA promotions, Bellator & BAMMA combine forces once more to bring Belfast a show of titanic proportions as we present our second co-promoted event on Friday February 24th 2017 from the SSE Arena.
In Bellator's headline fight former champion Liam McGeary takes on Irish MMA legend Chris Fields in a Light Heavyweight showdown, and a massive BAMMA main event sees Belfast's own 'Stormin' Norman Parke clash with Dublin's Paul 'Redser' Redmond.
The night will also feature the return of undefeated Irish stars James Gallagher and Sinead Kavanagh from the famed Straight Blast Gym in Dublin, and the interim BAMMA Flyweight title is on the line as the Northern Irish fan favourite Andy Young takes on one of England's hottest prospects in Dominique Wooding.
Boosted by supporting undercards stacked with local and international talent, the second collaboration between Bellator and BAMMA promises to be a historic night.
Prior to this ground-breaking event we would like to invite you to the Bellator 173 / BAMMA 28 Press Conference on Thursday February 2nd in the foyer of the SSE Arena, Belfast. Press and media arrivals 1.30pm.
Press Conference Panel for the day will be:
• Liam McGeary (Bellator)
• Chris Fields (Bellator)
• James Gallagher (Bellator)
• Sinead Kavanagh (Bellator)
• Norman Parke (BAMMA)
• Paul Redmond (BAMMA)
• Decky Dalton (BAMMA)
• Andy Young (BAMMA)
• Ashley Bothwell (BAMMA MD)
If you would like any exclusive interviews with the Bellator fighters on the panel or the fighters, please get in contact with Carollyn Lascelles (Carollyn@branvero.com) ASAP and we will schedule you a time slot subject to availability.
About Bellator MMA:
Bellator MMA is a leading Mixed Martial Arts organization featuring many of the best fighters in the world. Under the direction of veteran fight promoter Scott Coker, Bellator is available to nearly 500 million homes worldwide in over 140 countries. In the United States, Bellator can be seen on Spike, the MMA television leader. Bellator MMA is comprised of an executive team that includes top industry professionals in television production, live event orchestration, fighter development/relations, venue procurement, sponsorship creation/development, international licensing, marketing, advertising, publicity and commission relations. Bellator is based in Santa Monica, California and owned by entertainment giant Viacom, home to the world's premier entertainment brands that connect with audiences through compelling content across television, motion picture, online and mobile platforms.
Spike is available in 98.7 million homes and is a division of Viacom Media Networks. A unit of Viacom (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), Viacom Media Networks is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. Spike's Internet address is www.spike.com and for up-to-the-minute and archival press information and photographs, visit Spike's press site at http://www.spike.com/press. Follow us on Twitter @spiketvpr for the latest in breaking news updates, behind-the-scenes information and photos.
David Schwarz – (212) 767-8639 – David.Schwarz@MTVStaff.com
BAMMA, Europe's Leading Mixed Martial Arts Entertainment Brand, is the home for elite fighters from around the world. Launched in 2009 and drawing unrivalled domestic viewing figures, the UK based promotion continues to showcase the most exciting and entertaining fights, between the toughest and most skilled competitors the sport has to offer.
BAMMA is brought to you in association with official broadcast partners, Spike TV and Channel 5, and official equipment partners Lonsdale and Sports Direct. BAMMA is presented in partnership with Safe MMA and the Independent British Medical Organisation.