December 6th saw two SBG Manchester fighters take to the cage in their hometown Manchester. Paul Douglas from Stockport made his professional debut on BAMMA in Manchester and veteran teammate Martin Stapleton of Rochdale made his first appearance for the prestigious promotion.

Douglas who went a clear 9-0 in his amateur career out of the Manchester mixed martial arts gym is well known for his striking power with few getting to see his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu skill set.

Stapleton with just under twenty professional fights including The Ultimate Fighter, UFC and Bellator shows no slacking in his development. With the constant improvements, Royal Marine work ethic and determination shown by Stapleton there is already talk of him stepping up to challenge for the Lonsdale British Title belt.

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