On Monday, BAMMA announced the first women’s bouts in promotion history had officially been added to the upcoming BAMMA 22 card in September.

The historic fight announcements include an atomweight contest between Catherine ‘Alpha Female’ Costigan and Simona Soukupova as well as a bantamweight contest between Sinead Kavanagh and Hatice ‘Turkish Delight’ Oyzurt.

Costigan (5-1) will look to bounce back from her first professional loss, which came in the form of a first round submission to Amber Brown at Invicta FC 13. This also marks the first bout in her home country of Ireland in more than a year.

“I’m excited about fighting for BAMMA,” stated Costigan. “This number one European show has World Class standards and I’m very passionate about putting on a show for my fans on Sept the 19th. This will be the first female fight for them and I’m truly honored to debut and in the amazing 3 arena. I’m very hungry now and determined to make this an elite showing of the Alpha Female.”

Her opponent, Soukupova (5-3-1), a Czechian fighter based out of London, most recently earned a knockout victory Iman Darabi in May.

​Kavanagh (0-0) will be making her pro debut after her amateur career culminated in a silver medal at the IMMAF World Amateur Championships in Las Vegas during UFC’s International Fight Week earlier this month. ​ Fighting out of Dublin’s SBG, home of the UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor, she will have the home town advantage

Oyzurt (1-3), who also holds a professional kickboxing record of 73-14, is fighting out of Tatsujindojo in Steenwijk, Holland.

“I’m looking forward to be back in the cage,” stated Oyzurt. “My expectations for this fight is that it will be a hard fight from my side! I dont know mutch About my Sinead. One thing is for sure, ‘Turkish Delight’ is going to deliver fireworks in Dublin! Dont Miss this great event1″

BAMMA 22 is set for the 3 Arena on Sept. 19 and will be headlined by a featherweight title fight between reigning champion Tom DuQuesnoy and The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes alum Brendan Loughnane. Featuring a further 18 bouts including Dublin’s own Chris Fields and Frenchman Christopher Jacquelin in the events co-main event.

Tickets available now from http://bit.ly/BAMMA22

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