BAMMA 26 will take place on September 10th from Dublin's 3 Arena. Today the promotion announced the following additions to the card.
SBG's Sinead Kavanagh (2-0) will face Poland's Katarzyna Sadura (2-0) in a bantamweight contest and an all-Ireland clash between the highly touted Lloyd Manning (1-0) and James McErlean (4-3), who is fresh off an upset win over Dec Larkin, was also added to the card.
A BAMMA Press Release read:
Sinead Kavanagh vs. Katarzyna Sadura (Women's Bantamweight Bout)
Sensational Bantamweight Sinead Kavanagh (2-0) made history in her pro debut at BAMMA 22, when she became the first female to not only compete in the BAMMA amphitheatre, but scored a highlight reel win in the promotion’s first ever event on Irish shores. Sinead, a pupil of the 'sweet science’, returns to the 3Arena on Saturday 10th September looking for her third consecutive victory.
Katarzyna Sadura (2-0) is a dynamic and dangerous striker, who in her first two pro bouts has only competed for 0:36 combined after dismantling her opponents with a combination of quick and vicious knees, kicking combinations and punches. Fighting out of Gracie Barra Lodz, Poland and already ranked in the top 5 Polish women's fighters, she is set to give Kavanagh her sternest test thus far in Dublin.
Lloyd Manning vs. James McEarlen (Featherweight Bout)
In a change to their original bouts, Lloyd Manning now faces James McEarlen in a Featherweight contest. Originally slated to face Richie Edwards and Patrick Wixted respectively, Manning and McEalren will now collide at the 3Arena on September 10th 2016.
Lloyd Manning (1-0) put on a dominant debut performance at BAMMA 24 and finished Nicholas Ott via TKO with a barrage of punches in just 59 seconds of the opening round. A Judo National Champion and currently ranked in the top 5 in the world in his weight class at Sambo, Manning is a daunting prospect for anyone who steps in to face him.
BAMMA newcomer James McErlean (4-3) fights out of Northern Ireland. Having scored a decision victory in February of this year over Niall Smyth, he now moves on to face the upcoming talent of Manning at BAMMA 26. McErlean has previously faced BAMMA fighters Sean Tobin, Alan Philpott & Andy Young and is confident that his experience will count come BAMMA 26.