Tim Barnett vs Rhys McKee 2 promoted to BAMMA 155lb title bout

BAMMA announced this afternoon that the scheduled rematch between Tim Barnett and Rhys McKee has been promoted to the main card and will now be for the vacant BAMMA Lightweight Title at BAMMA 34

The bout was moved to the main card after Mike Shipman was forced to withdraw due to injury.

BAMMA 34 takes place at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London, U.K. on Friday 9th March 2018.

Here is the full card:

Main Event – Welterweight World Title
Alex ‘Da Kid’ Lohore (c) Vs. Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier

Co-Main Event – BAMMA World Interim Heavyweight Title
‘Chopper’ Chi Lewis-Parry Vs. Stav ‘Crazy Bear’ Economou

Lightweight World Title
Tim Barnett Vs. Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee II


Welterweight Bout
Colin ‘The Freakshow’ Fletcher Vs. Walter ‘The Sniper’ Gahadza II

Lightweight Bout
Steve ‘The Spartan’ O’Keeffe Vs. Martyn ‘The Beast’ Harris

Featherweight Bout
Mike ‘Pretty Boy’ Hales Vs. Diego ‘The Barbarian’ Barbosa

Bantamweight Bout
Dominique ‘The Black Panther’ Wooding Vs. Danny ‘Spitfire’ Randolph

Welterweight Bout
‘Mr. Bag & Tag’ Nathan Jones Vs. Shah ‘No Pain’ Hussain

Featherweight Bout
Chris Miah Vs. Dominic Dillon

Featherweight Bout
Nathan ‘The Black’ Rose Vs. David ‘Demolition Man’ Khalsa

Lightweight Bout
Charlie Boy Howard Vs. Akonne ‘The Jedi’ Wanliss

Welterweight Bout
Jahreau ‘The Nightmare’ Shepherd Vs. James ‘Monkey Boy’ Reedman

Welterweight Bout
Tommy ‘KO’ King Vs. Justin Burlinson

Welterweight Bout
Josh ‘Power’ Plant Vs. John ‘No Mercy’ Nicholls

Welterweight Bout
Karl ‘Shifty’ Donaldson Vs. Marcin ‘The Mauler’ Zywica

Card Subject To Change

[Press Release] BAMMA today announces a change to the BAMMA 34: Lohore Vs. Brazier fightcard that sees a new World Title fight added to the Main card of the event.

With Mike ‘Seabass’ Shipman having to withdraw from the BAMMA 34 main card due to injury, the bout between RDX Champion Tim Barnett and Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee has been elevated to the main card. The bout is now for the vacant BAMMA World Lightweight Title.

“The best Birthday present ever!” – Tim Barnett

“I am honoured to compete for the World Title, I know I deserve the status of World Champion and thats exactly what I’ll be after the 9th March!” – Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee

BAMMA 34: Lohore Vs Brazier takes place on Friday 9th March at the SSE Arena, Wembley, London and tickets are on sale now from BAMMA.com

Tim Barnett (5-0) is on a win streak in the BAMMA Lightweight Division. The Liverpudlian shocked the Belfast crowd in attendance at BAMMA 28: Parke Vs Redmond, when he stepped in on late notice and dethroned reigning champ Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee in front of his crowd. He followed this up by KOing the more experienced challenger in Mario ‘Rudeboy’ Saeed at BAMMA 29. Fighting out of the MMA Academy Liverpool under the watchful eye of UFC veterans Mike Wootten and Jason Tan, Barnett goes from strength to strength in each and every fight he competes in.

Rhys ‘Skeletor’ McKee (6-1-1) had a sensational fight of the year candidate with Richie Smullen at BAMMA 30: Philpott Vs. Walsh in July end in a draw, and the Next Generation Northern Ireland standout went on to defeat Kams Ekpo via submission in his next bout. This finish won him the title of ‘Submission of the year’ in the 2017 BAMMA Awards. McKee now ventures from Northern Ireland once again, to take on the only man to have scored a victory over him.

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