Brendan Loughnane Signs With BAMMA

May 26, 2015
(PRESS RELEASE) -- BAMMA, leaders in MMA sports entertainment and the home of European MMA, is pleased to announce the signing of exciting Featherweight Brendan Loughnane to a multi fight deal with the promotion.

Brendan Loughnane (10-1), last fought at BAMMA 19: Stapleton Vs. Petley where he battled through to win a decision against tough Frenchman Steve Polifonte. This was Loughnane's second appearance after his dominant debut at BAMMA 17: Fletcher Vs. Brightmon, where he dispatched late replacement Florian Rousseau with relative ease via TKO at 4:48 of the 1st Round.

Now signing a multi-fight deal with the promotion, Manchester based Loughnane has made it clear that he has one objective and that is to win the BAMMA title, currently held by French phenom Tom 'Fire Kid' DuQuesnoy.

'BAMMA is the only place to be in Europe right now. They are making all the big moves and giving fighters the exposure they deserve. It was a simple choice. I have seen what they are doing and I just want to be a part of it' - Brendan Loughnane

With the first bout of his newly signed contract to be announced very shortly, the already stacked Featherweight division now has a new contender added to their ranks. 'Change: It might come forcefully like a tidal wave or creep along incrementally like a glacier. The BAMMA featherweight division has been creeping along like a glacier until recently where it has just gone up in another level. The acquisition of Brendan Loughnane and his decision to drop to featherweight is a clear indication of the plans we have going forward for the division. Its exciting times and there are some exciting match-ups to be made.

A lot has been said about Brendan’s decision to drop to featherweight but he has used David Brinkley’s thoughts and that is to "Lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at you.” I think the other featherweights in the division have just received a wake up call.' - BAMMA Matchmaker Jude Samuel

Follow Brendan Loughnane & BAMMA on Twitter at @Brendan264 @BAMMA

About BAMMA

BAMMA, Europe's Leading Mixed Martial Arts Entertainment Brand, is the home for elite fighters from around the world. Launched in 2009 and drawing unrivalled domestic viewing figures, the UK based promotion continues to showcase the most exciting and entertaining fights, between the toughest and most skilled competitors the sport has to offer.

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ABOUT Safe MMA:

SAFE MMA is a voluntary medical advisory body established to improve the safety of MMA fighters in the UK and is housed at 76 Harley Street in London. Under the Safe MMA banner, the medical centre provides a secure, centralised and confidential database for fighter medical records; and coordinates affordable, standardised blood and medical tests for all registered fighters. Member promotions commit to only using professional fighters that have been medically cleared by Safe MMA doctors. Additionally, member promotions provide pre and post-fight medical examinations for fighters at events. All medical data is submitted along with advisory suspensions to Safe MMA. For more information visit www.safemma.co.uk

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