IMMAF veteran Lee Hammond books Bellator Dublin bout against Jamie Hay on February 25.

Lee Hammond
Mandatory Credit: Heroes Fight League

Former IMMAF world champion victor, Lee Hammond is set for his second professional bout on February 25. following a successful debut back in November – scoring a featherweight outing at Bellator Dublin against Jamie Hay in his promotional debut.

Hammond, a staple of Straight Blast Gym, compiled a notable amateur record of 15-4 before turning professional in November of last year, taking home a first round knockout win over Ionut Brostic at Heros Fight League 2 – in the co-main event beneath teammate, Ion Pascu’s middleweight title victory.

For Hay, the 2-0 Manchester-born prospect last featured under the Full Contact Contender banner back in February 2020 – stopping Liam Gregory with a heel hook victory. Bellator Public Relations confirmed Hammond’s organizational bow against Hay on their official Twitter account. 

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Competing at the lightweight limit at the 2018 IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA, Hammond scored the gold medal for Team Ireland with a split decision final victory over Finland’s Marko Sarasjarvi. Hammond had won bronze and then silver in the 2015 and 2016 championships, respectively.

36-year-old, Hay, has made his first two professional outings under the aforenoted, Full Contact Contender banner, debuting back in 2019 with an 11 second first round knockout win over Martin Peterson – who fell to 0-7 as a result.

Bellator Dublin is slated to take place on February 25. from the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland – with a middleweight championship clash between undisputed titleholder, Gegard Mousasi, and the undefeated contender, Austin Vanderford set to take main event honors.

In the night’s co-headliner, one-time lightweight title challenger, Peter Queally returns to take on Manchester veteran, Kane Mousah.


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