Damien Rooney vs Manel Kape added to BAMMA 22

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It was announced today that Irishman Damien Rooney will face Manel Kape in a catchweight bout at BAMMA 22: DuQuesnoy Vs. Loughnane on the 19th September at the 3Arena, Dublin.

Damien ‘The Rage’ Rooney has long been a fan favourite in the Irish MMA scene, bringing an entertaining style as well as the crowds to every event he is on. ​The fighter is out of Newry, County Down, Ireland and brings a record of 10-4-1 with 6 of those wins coming via way of submission.

Rooney hasn’t fought since November of 2014 where he faced Shaj Haque in Newcastle. Holding victories over BAMMA fighters Alan Philpott & Bryan Creighton, Rooney will once more be planning on putting a crowd pleasing performance and a dominant win in front of his home crowd.

“Great to get the call to fight on BAMMA in the 3Arena in Dublin, it’s going to be a huge event for domestic MMA and I’m delighted to be involved in it. Irish fans are the best in the world and I can’t wait to get out put a show on for them!

It’s been a frustrating 6 months trying to get match ups with pull outs and everything else, so big thanks to Jude and BAMMA for having me on this card and I won’t let them down with my performance.

Manel Kape is a young exciting fighter with a solid record. He’s quite brash and cocky and likes to be aggressive so that suits me just fine.

A lot of people are writing me off in this fight saying my best days are behind me and this and that. But if you look at my record it is littered with guys from the European top ten rankings across several weight classes.

I’ve always fought the best and that’s always how I wanted it. He’s a young guy with a solid record and reputation coming up, he’s a tough guy but by no means the toughest guy I’ve faced, but you can be sure that I’m certainly the toughest test that he has faced!”

Manel ‘Prodigio’ Kape holds a impressive 6-1 record and is currently on a 4 fight win streak. Three out of his last four wins have come via way of submission. One of Kape’s recent victories was against former BAMMA fighter Antione Gallinaro in April of this year, where he claimed the victory via armbar. The ju Jitsu and kickboxing specialist fighting out of Vs. Team is looking to come and spoil the party for Rooney when he makes his BAMMA Debut at the 3Arena.

​Tickets are on sale now from http://bit.ly.com/BAMMA22

BAMMA 22 Fightcard 

BAMMA FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE

Tom ‘Fire Kid’ DuQuesnoy (c) Vs. Brendan Loughnane

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

Chris Fields Vs. Christopher Jacquelin

LONSDALE BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE

Alan ‘The Apprentice’ Philpott Vs. Regis ‘The First’ Sugden

LONSDALE LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE

Marc ‘Bonecrusher’ Diakiese (c) Vs. Rick Selvarajah

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

Jack ‘The Pilgrim’ McGann Vs. Jack Grant

CATCHWEIGHT BOUT

Damien ‘The Rage’ Rooney Vs. Manel ‘Prodigio’ Kape

ATOMWEIGHT WOMENS BOUT

‘The Alpha Female’ Catherine Costigan Vs. Simona Soukupova

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

Karl Moore Vs. Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

Tim ‘The Experiment’ Wilde Vs. Philip ‘Honeybadger’ Mulpeter

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

Kane ‘Danger’ Mousah Vs. Myles Price

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

Conor ‘Da Crook’ Cooke Vs. Paul Byrne

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

Sean Tobin Vs. Gavin ‘Heamy’ Kelly

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

John ‘Johnny Jitzu’ Redmond Vs. Kieran Davern

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

Ricky King Vs. Jonathan Dargan

BANTAMWEIGHT WOMENS BOUT

Sinead Kavanagh Vs. Hatice ‘Turkish Delight’ Ozyurt

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

Stephen Coll Vs. Alexandre Liete

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

Adam Caffrey Vs. Dylan ‘The Nuke’ Tuke

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

Gerard Gilmore Vs. James Gallagher

FLYWEIGHT BOUT

Fabio ‘Don’ Viti Vs. Keith Coady

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

Chris Boujard Vs. Connor White

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

Patrick Wixted Vs. Connor ‘Done Deal’ Dillon

Source: BAMMA

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