BAMMA 9 News: Fishgold Out: Antanas Jazbutis vs. Dale Hardiman

Written by: Eddie Goldman


Antanas Jazbutis will now be replacing Chris Fishgold to face ex-Marine, DaleHardiman, in the Lightweight bout taking place at BAMMA 9 on 24th March atBirmingham's National Indoor Arena.

Originating from Lithuania but now based in Bristol and fighting out of TeamTrojan, Jazbutis has 25 fights behind him and a reputation for going thedistance.

Hardiman, on the other hand has the higher percentage of wins, sound grapplingand a history of first round submission finishes.

Dale Hardiman said:

"At first I was a little gutted about Fishgold pulling out. I felt mystyle matched up well with his and that the fight would have been a perfectchance to showcase my skill set. Yazbutis is more well rounded than Fishgoldand is a threat both on the ground and standing. He is durable and tough. Hehas regularly gone the distance in the past and is hard to finish. I am lookingto make a statement by finishing him by the quickest and most devastating meanspossible. However a three round war could easily be on the cards! As I havenever gone the distance I am excited at the prospect. What ever happens comeMarch 24th, fans can expect an explosive and intriguing match up. Expectfireworks from start to finish. I'm coming to fight and I know Jazbutis isdoing the same!"

Chris Fishgold was forced to pull out due to injury.