BAMMA 24: Tom DuQuesnoy vs. Damien Rooney, Cheick Kone vs. John Phillips Booked
By Press Release
BAMMA are pleased to announce the addition of two Superfights to the BAMMA 24 line up. A Middleweight World Title Fight and BAMMA Featherweight Champion Tom ‘Firekid’ DuQuesnoy’s debut at Bantamweight.
Cheick ‘The Sniper’ Kone Vs. John ‘The White Mike Tyson’ Phillips (BAMMA Middleweight Title)
Tom ‘Firekid’ DuQuesnoy Vs. Damien ‘The Rage’ Rooney (Bantamweight Superfight)
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Cheick ‘The Sniper’ Kone Vs. John ‘The White Mike Tyson’ Phillips – BAMMA Middleweight Title
BAMMA Middleweight Champion Cheick ‘The Sniper’ Kone (13-3) is currently riding high on a 6 fight win streak that has seen him dispatch Andy ‘The Lions Paw’ DeVent, ‘The Housewives Choice’ Chris Fields & Benny Brinsa in less than a round. The devastating striker is becoming ever increasingly more popular with his destructive highlight reel KO finishes. The Atch Academy fighter will be bringing his crowd pleasing head down, hands up, relentless pressure approach to the 3Arena, Dublin where he will be looking to add John Phillips to his ‘who’s who’ of the Middleweight division wins.
John ‘The White Mike Tyson’ Phillips (18-6-1) returns to BAMMA, signing a new multi fight deal with the promotion to face Kone. Phillips has previously appeared at BAMMA’s 1, 4 & 6. Phillips now trains out of SBG in Ireland and will be hoping for some of the local support in Dublin as he faces Kone. With his no nonsense striking, Phillips and Kone are the perfect opponents for each other, and this bout will no doubt be nothing short of fireworks at the 3Arena on February 27th.
Tom ‘Firekid’ DuQuesnoy Vs. Damien ‘The Rage’ Rooney – Bantamweight Superfight
BAMMA Featherweight Champion Tom ‘Firekid’ DuQuesnoy (11-1-1) makes his first appearance in the Bantamweight division, which he announced after his close victory over Brendan Loughnane in the BAMMA 22 main event. DuQuesnoy is not getting an easy welcome to the division either in the shape of Rooney. On a 7 fight winning streak and undefeated since February of 2013, the combat sambo fighter who now trains out of Greg Jacksons Jackson-Wink MMA in Albuquerque, New Mexico will be looking to maintain his winning streak once again in Dublin as he steps in against the hugely popular Rooney.
Damien ‘The Rage’ Rooney (10-4-1) has long been a fan favourite in the Irish MMA scene, bringing an entertaining style as well as the crowds to every event he is on. The fighter out of Team Torres MMA in Newry, County Down, Ireland. Holding victories over BAMMA fighters Alan Philpott & Bryan Creighton, Rooney will once more be planning on putting a crowd pleasing performance and a dominant win in front of his home crowd.
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