BAMMA 22: Lonsdale LW Champ Marc Diakiese to Face Rick Selvarajah
BAMMA has announced that the promotion’s Lonsdale lightweight champion, Marc Diakiese, will fight Rick Selvarajah at its September 19th card. BAMMA 22 will take place on that date at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.
Diakiese (7-0) is coming off a decision win over Jack McGann at BAMMA 19 in March. Selvarajah (7-0), meanwhile, earned a split decision win over Jefferson George at BAMMA 20 in April.
“Last time out against Jack McGann I implemented the perfect game plan to take his zero, now Rick Selvarajah is the next to step up to the plate, Diakiese was quoted saying in a press release from the promotion. “Rightly he’s the number 1 contender and also shares the same record as me at 7-0, but I have fought tougher opposition. We both beat Jefferson George, however, I did it in a far more convincing fashion. Come fight night I don’t think he can present me any problems that I can’t handle. And to be on this historic event in Ireland, I can’t wait to show the Dublin crowd my particular brand of bonecrushing!”
BAMMA 22 will be headlined by a fight between featherweight champion Tom DuQuesnoy and Brendan Loughnane.