Richie Smullen forced out of title fight with Tim Barnett due to injury

More bad news for Irish MMA fans as multiple sources have revealed to Severe MMA that Irishman Richie Smullen has been forced off Friday night’s BAMMA 32 in Dublin due to injury.

The SBG lightweight was scheduled to challenge England’s Tim Barnett for the BAMMA Lonsdale title.

We understand that the promotion is actively seeking a replacement.

This news comes after Rhys McKee was also removed from the card yesterday after an injury to his scheduled opponent Josh Collins and earlier in the week Ryan Curtis also withdrew from his bout with Cheya Saleem due to a rib injury.

There is still plenty of Irish interest on the BAMMA portion as Alex Lohore takes on Dublin’s Richard Kiely for the BAMMA welterweight title, Northern Ireland’s Andy Young faces Daniel Barez, David Khalsa vs. Dylan Tuke, Blaine O’Driscoll will fight Dominique Wooding and more

Also last week, Dubliner Paul Redmond was added to the Bellator 187 portion of the card and will face Sergio De Jesus Santos in a 161lb catchweight bout.

BAMMA 32 takes place at the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland on Friday 10th November 2017 and will be another co-promotion with Bellator MMA. The BAMMA portion of the card will serve as the undercard to Bellator 187.

The Bellator 187 portion of the event will be headlined by Irishman Brian Moore (10-5) against undefeated American A.J. McKee Jr. (9-0.).

The BAMMA 32 portion features BAMMA’s welterweight champion Alex Lohore (13-1) looking to defend his strap against undefeated SBG Ireland product Richard Kiely (2-0).

Here is the full card as it stands:

Bellator 187 Main Card

Brian Moore vs AJ McKee Jr.

Sinead Kavanagh vs. Maria Casanova

Charlie Ward vs. John Redmond

Kevin Ferguson Jr. vs. Fred Freeman

Paul Redmond vs. Sergio de Jesus Santos

BAMMA 32 Under Card

Alex Lohore vs. Richard Kiely

Andy Young vs. Daniel Barez

David Khalsa vs. Dylan Tuke

Blaine O’Driscoll vs. Dominique Wooding

Ion Pascu vs. Omar Santana

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