The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts, or BAMMA, are running a huge show in Dublin’s 3 Arena this weekend, but the company have just announced that they will return to the venue in February 2016 for a special “Ireland vs England” spectacular.
The organization, who are one of Britain’s premier fight leagues, made the announcement today via multiple social media platforms, including twitter.
The fact that BAMMA have rapidly followed up their first ever plunge into the Irish market with the announcement of a second show, speaks volumes about the dramatic increase in popularity that MMA has undergone here in recent times.
Conor McGregor’s success in the UFC is obviously having a trickle down effect, and that is fantastic news for the furture. Shows like this mean that the next generation of fighters from this country will have the opportunity to gain experience in front of large crowds and in major venues before they even make it to the big dance.
The continued success of smaller promotions is essential for the long term health of the sport.
There is little doubt that BAMMA 24 will prove to be a success, as the “Ireland vs England” tagline is sure t boost ticket sales.