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Five days to go, here’s the confirmed Battlezone Fighting Championships 17 card

We’re less than one week away from Battlezone FC 17 in Dublin and here’s how the fight card is looking.

Battlezone 17

Dublin, get ready.

Since first advertised, there’s been a few changes to the upcoming Battlezone 17 as Ireland’s top amateur card heads for Dublin this Saturday in the first of two outings this year.

Gone from the previously advertised billing include the pro featherweight clash between SBG’s Dylan Logan (0-2) and Sharkbait MMA’s Tom Moore (1-0) along with two welterweight matchups and two bantamweight matchups.

Coming into the fold is a Bantamweight Title Fight between Matiss Marahovs and Ciaran Mulholland while Team Ryano’s Brian Draper and Trevor Makengo (C-Mac MMA) will meet at heavyweight.

The previously announced NoGi Prestige Matchup between Paul ‘Redser’ Redmond and Connor Dylan now has company with another 4 grappling matches added.

Here’s how the full card looks heading into this weekend.

Battlezone FC 17 Fight Card

Fight card correct as of Monday 14 August. Subject to change.

LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Alexander O’Sullivan (C-MAC MMA) vs Lee Hammond (SBG)

BANTAMWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
Matiss Zarahovs (Ryoshin MMA) vs Ciaran Mulholland (Belfast Martial Arts Academy)

BANTAMWEIGHT
Callan Maguire (Cork MMA) vs Lee Punchon (SBG Tallaght)

FEATHERWEIGHT 66kg
Ryan O’Connor (SBG Cork) vs Jordan Bradshaw (C-MAC MMA)
Audrius Norkanus (Ferocity MMA) vs Peter Salmon (Team Ryano Portlaoise)

LIGHTWEIGHT
Constantine Blanita (Team Ryano) vs Adam Nowak (Arena Wexford)
Jack Sheridan (Team Ryano) vs Colin Murphy (TMG Portlaoise)
Patrick Lehane (SBG Cork) vs Emil Piatek (C-MAC MMA)

HEAVYWEIGHT
Brian Draper (Team Ryano) vs Trevor Makengo (C-MAC MMA)

CATCHWEIGHT 53kg
Eilis Ni Hanluain (SBG Cork) vs Emily Badmaev (Kyuzo MMA)

CATCHTWEIGHT 64kg
Paul Barret (Team Ryano) vs Ben Grimes (SBG Tullamore)

NOGI PRESTIGE MATCH-UP

  • Paul Redmond (Team Ryano) vs Connor Dylan (No Fear MMA)
  • Hughie O’Rourke (Team Ryano) vs Declan Kenna (Full Power Gym)
  • Grant Irwin (Team Ryano) vs Keith Kavanagh (10th Planet Dublin)
  • Nadine Abbot (Team Ryano) vs Kiya O’Sullivan (C-Mac MMA)
  • Jamie Abbot (Team Ryano) vs Keith Keogh (C-Mac MMA)

Can’t make it to Dublin for Battlezone 17? The first Battlezone arena show is waiting in the wings with preparations continuing for Battlezone 18 on Saturday 9 September at the WIT Arena, Carriganore, Waterford. Details to follow next week.

Battlezone Fighting Championships 17 takes place this Saturday 19 August at Trinity Sports & Leisure Donaghmede, Dublin. Tickets, priced from €25  are available at PremierTickets.ie.

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