Sinclair back at BAMMA for one night only

Rob Sinclair (left) in action against Andre Winner
Rob Sinclair (left) in action against Andre Winner

Burnley’s former BAMMA champion Rob Sinclair is back in familiar territory for one night only.

The organisation’s one-time lightweight supremo, who defended his world crown for a third time against Andre Winner at London’s Wembley Arena in 2012, will take on Michael Brightmon for his homecoming on June 13th.

I’m looking forward to going back to what I used to do

Rob Sinclair

The 35-year-old, who lost to Saad Awad via a unanimous verdict on his Bellator debut in California last month, will feature on the undercard of Andy Devent and Chieck Kone’s European middleweight title match-up at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.

Heavyweights Mark Godbeer and Paul Taylor also go head-to-head with a strap on the line.

Sinclair, who made a miraculous recovery following two-and-a-half years out with a serious leg injury, said: “It’s a great opportunity to fight again for BAMMA.

“It’s quite local, it’s soon and it gives me the chance to shrug this ring rust off. It keeps me active.”

Sinclair wasted no time in making his name known on the British-based mixed martial arts promotion, stopping Nathan Beer, Daniel Weichel and Diego Vital on his way to the top.

And now he’s vowing to dish out similar treatment to his next opponent.

“I was BAMMA’s champion,” he said. “I’ve been involved in some great shows where I’ve defended my title. I beat some good guys there and I was pretty successful.

“I beat guys like Daniel Weichel and Andre Winner. I’m looking forward to going back to what I used to do. It’ll be like a coming home party.”

Sinclair added: “This guy is tough but he’s got no idea what’s going to happen. I’m going to be too strong for him and I’m going to overwhelm him.

“I’m going to be horrible and I’m just going to keep hitting him. I’ll keep putting the pressure on him and I’ll throw caution to the wind.

“I’ll get to him. I’m confident in how I compete, in my skills as a fighter and in my power and fitness.

“It’ll be the old me. I’ll be aggressive and I’ll hurt him. I handled a guy with more experience than me recently.

“I know I can compete with these guys and there’s no reason why I can’t go on to win that Bellator belt after this.”

Tickets for the show, which will be aired live on Spike TV, are available via a link at www.bamma.com/events/bamma-21