On Friday, BAMMA officials revealed plans for the upcoming BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions card, which will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between reigning champion a Mark Godbeer and recently signed Ruben Wolf of Germany.

Godbeer (10-2), a Bellator MMA veteran, was most recently scored second round TKO over Paul Taylor at BAMMA 21, becoming the first ever BAMMA heavyweight champion in the process. He previously earned his shot at the belt with a first round TKO over Thomas Denham at BAMMA 19.

“Really looking forward to fighting Ruben at BAMMA 23,” stated Godbeer. “The UK’s best vs Germany’s best. It really is one for the fans. There’s no way hes taking my belt. This is my house. And thats where its staying. UK Vs Germany lets do it!”

His opponent Wolf (10-6) will finally make his eagerly anticipated BAMMA debut and gets thrown in right at the deep end. The Bavaria native was most recetly seen walking away with a third round TKO over James Mulheron, extending his win streak to four.

“Finally the fight that not only I wanted, but everyone wants to see is happening,” stated Wolf. “There is nothing that can stop me now from winning and becoming the best Heavyweight in Europe. Godbeer’s fans better be prepared to go home disappointed on November 14th”

Also appearing on the card is bantamweight title bout champion Ed Arthur as he looks to make the first defense against Shay Walsh as well as a flyweight title fight between as champion Rany Saadeh and hometown hero Chris Miah.

Arthur (6-0) earned his belt with a dominant second round submission over Alan Philpott at BAMMA 20. This marked his fourth stoppage win under the BAMMA banner.

“I will beat all these bantamweights, no one is taking my belt,” stated Arthur.

His opponent Walsh (13-3) put on a dominant display at BAMMA 21 where fans saw him emerge victorious over the previously undefeated Gaz Pilot in his Bantamweight debut to secure the first shot at Arthur’s title. Prior to this victory the Englishman earned back-to-back decision over James Saville and Paul Reed

“I’m looking forward to this one, we both bring a big crowd so I think the noise will be deafening,” stated Walash “I’ll be bringing a world title back to Lancaster”

Saadeh (7-1) was originally scheduled to face Miah at BAMMA 20 before withdrawing due to injury. Now fully recovered will not only be looking to defend his belt but also extend his four fight win streak. He most recently earned a decision over Jody Collins at BAMMA Fight Night: Chadwick vs. Pascu last August.

“I am ready for this fight. I was ready for this fight ages ago,” stated Saadeh. “I can’t imagine being more ready when we stand face to face and the cage door gets locked. This fight will be hell for Chris Miah.”

Miah (7-0) earned his shot at Saadeh’s belt with a second round submission win over Daniel Barez at BAMMA 20. This not only kept professional record perfect but also marked his fourth straight stoppage win.

“Finally I get my chance to bring home the BAMMA gold after Rany unfortunately was unable to compete earlier this year,” stated Miah. “However it enabled me to stay active and I’m more than ready to dominate en route to the BAMMA title”

BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions is currently set take place on Saturday Nov. 15 at Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham.

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