BAMMA today revealed that Chris 'The Menace' Stringer (11-11) will face UFC veteran Paul Redmond (10-5) at BAMMA 26 on September 10th in Dublin's 3Arena.
He will replace Jack McGann who had to withdraw after signing an exclusive contract with Russia's Fight Nights, as revealed by WHOATV.
Stringer last fought three and a half years ago in a 'fight of the year' contender against fellow Irish MMA veteran Greg Loughran. Unfortunately he lost via decision on the night.
The Team Kaobon fighter has been fighting professionally since 2005 and was amongst the first waves of Irish fighters to gain some widespread popularity. This was down to his fighting style, brash behavior and wins over the likes of Myles Price, Graham Turner and Jonny Shiels. Stringer was also in the spotlight for his 2009 fight against Rich Clementi, who had just recently finished a long stint in the UFC, this took place in the Odyssey Arena in Belfast.
Now he faces Paul Redmond, who is coming in from his own UFC run. The 29-year-old fought twice in the promotion however did not register a win. Somewhat surprisingly he was released from his contract despite the fact the UFC had a Dublin card coming up.
The Team Ryano fighter will be raring to go having not competed in over a year and had a couple of fights fall through on him since then.
An unexpected contest that has all the makings of 'fight of the night'.