Light heavyweights Oli Thompson and Brett McDermott will square off this December at BAMMA 17: Battle of the Spartans.
The event takes place from the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester, England on December 6. Colin Fletcher, a former finalist on The Ultimate Fighter, will also be in action.
Thompson (12-7) was a champion on the strongest man circuit prior to embarking on a full-fledged MMA career. This marks his debut at light heavyweight.
“So pumped up to be making my debut at light heavyweight at BAMMA 17,” he said. “I’m motivated and hungry, that can only mean trouble for Brett. Nobody is the division is as powerful and explosive as I am.”
McDermott owns a 2-1 record, including both of his wins coming via first round TKO.
“Oli Thompson has fought some of the biggest names on some of the biggest shows in the MMA circuit, to fight him on a show as great as BAMMA is going to be the highlight of my MMA career,” he said. “He’s a mountain of a man which I’m ready to climb to try and gain the victory”