Rhys McKee vs. Chris Stringer set for BAMMA 28

SevereMMA today understands that a BAMMA lonsdale lightweight title fight between Rhys McKee and Chris Stringer is in the works for the upcoming Belfast card.

McKee currently holds the title following a stunning first round KO over Jai Herbert in December. The Northern Irishman is 5-0 as a pro with all five wins coming inside the distance.

McKee was due to face Myles Price on the same card before Price was forced to withdraw with a rib injury.

His opponent, Stringer, is much more experienced with 21 career fights but only recently returned from a 3 year stint on the sidelines. In his comeback fight, Stringer lost out to former UFC fighter Paul Redmond in a valiant effort.

BAMMA Belfast takes place in the SSE Arena on February 24th and will again be a co-promotion with Bellator. Chris Fields vs. Liam McGeary and Norman Parke vs. Paul Redmond will headline the respective cards.

Update: BAMMA have confirmed the injury to Myles Price and that Chris Stringer will step in to face McKee as reported by SevereMMA

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