Ricco Rodriguez vs. James McSweeney inked for February 26th BAMMA 5 event

By Michael Pepper

Former UFC heavyweight champion, Ricco Rodriguez has reportedly inked a deal which will see him compete on the BAMMA 5 card on February 26th in Manchester, England against “Ultimate Fighter” season ten contestant, James McSweeney.

The news comes via the promotions own website, with more big name announcements promised in the coming days. This will likely serve as the co-main event behind Strikeforce star, Paul “Semtex” Daley and DEEP champ, Yuya Shirai.

Rodriguez is on a ten-fight winning streak at present and also holds notable wins over the likes of Andrei Arlovski, Jeff Monson and Randy Couture. It is well publicised that he is trying to engineer a return to the UFC in 2011 and this could be the perfect way to do it.


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