UFC Veterans James McSweeney vs Ricco Rodriguez Added to BAMMA 5

26 Jan

MMA Weekly Reports:

James McSweeney

– 4-6-0 MMA Record

– 2 Fight Losing Streak

– Notable Wins: Darrill Schoonover

Ricco Rodriguez

– 45-11-0 MMA Record

– 10 Fight Win Streak

– Notable Wins: Jeff Monson, Andrei Arlovski, Paul Buentello


A pair of UFC veterans have been added to the main card of BAMMA 5. Light heavyweights James McSweeney and Ricco Rodridguez have been slotted for the co-main event of the evening. BAMMA 5 takes place February 26th at the Manchester Evening News Arena in Manchester, England.

James McSweeney returns to the cage for the first time since being released from the UFC last October. After beating fellow cast member Darrill Schoonover in the Ultimate Fighter Season 10 Finale, McSweeney lost to Travis Browne by a first round TKO. Following the loss, McSweeney dropped down to the 205-pound division, but was defeated by Fabio Maldondo, prompting his release.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez was once considered one of the top fighters in the world before succumbing to personal problems that led to drugs and a massive weight problem. With help from TV’s Dr. Drew, Rodriguez has conquered his demons and is currently on a 10-fight win streak, including wins over Daniel Tabera, Travis Fulton, and Moise Rimbon.

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Posted by on January 26, 2011 in Local Shows, News


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