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BattleZone 18, due for WIT Arena in September, to be rescheduled

Waterford fight fans will have to wait for BattleZone FC as September’s show is postponed.

BattleZone at WIT Arena

Waterford will have to wait for BattleZone.

Having wrapped up a successful return to the live stage in Donaghmede on Saturday last, BattleZone Fighting Championships have announced they’re rescheduling their WIT Arena date which was due to take place on Saturday 9 September.

BattleZone’s debut arena show was also to host the IMMAA Team Trials, with matchmaker Dean Wade explaining what happens next.

“Unfortunately, what started as fourteen trial fights ended in three, as injuries and unavailability meant that eleven fighters had to withdraw from the selection process”, said Wade.

“The remaining IMMAA team Ireland trials will now take place at Cage Ring Championship September 17th at the Wright Venue in Swords.”

Andy ‘The Carlow Kid’ Murphy (1-1) had been due to headline the show at the WIT Arena but injury has also taken its toll there as the Carlow native continues his recovery from acute vertigo.

A hometown favourite, also working in Waterford, the rescheduling also accommodates Murphy’s return to the cage.

“I am obviously gutted to be out of action”, says Murphy. “I felt this was the perfect time to showcase my skill-set in my hometown, a small setback, but the decision to reschedule the show means I can recover properly and look forward to a full training camp in preparation for BattleZone Waterford.

Murphy speaks about his recovery process on this week’s Rambling Rhinos podcast, due out Wednesday evening.

Dylan Logan, fresh from a D’arce choke win at BattleZone 17 and previously announced to compete at BattleZone Waterford in a professional featherweight bout against Sharkbait MMA’s Tom Moore will be taking to the cage again in October for Cage Legacy 4 at TLT Drogheda.

“A new date for our Waterford Arena show will be announced in the coming days”, say organisers. Keep up to date with BattleZone news on Facebook here.

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