After finally capturing the Lonsdale BW BAMMA Title, Alan 'The Apprentice' Philpott (15-7) will defend his belt for the first time as he faces Aaron Blackwell (15-9-1) when the promotion returns to Dublin on June 4th.
BAMMA Press Release:
"Going 4-1 in his last 5 fights, Philpott has recently refocused on his fight career and has seen immediate results in his performances alongside a series of key victories. With his last bout ending via doctor stoppage against Nathaniel Wood to pick up the Lonsdale Title, Philpott has had no end of challengers calling him out in the time since his win. Now he has his sights set on both defending his title and putting himself back in line for a shot at the BAMMA Bantamweight title, currently held by Shay Walsh. The Ballymena fighter out of IMMA/Next Gen N.I. under Rodney Moore is ready to go and to take on all comers and that begins at BAMMA 26 with Aaron Blackwell in Dublin."
However Philpott faces a difficult test in Aaron Blackwell who is "undefeated in 6 years and on a 7 fight winning streak that includes the likes of Mike Cutting, Kris Edwards and Adam Venture."
BAMMA 26 takes place June 4th from the 3 Arena in Dublin.