Ivan Salaverry Comes Out of Retirement to Fight at BAMMA 6 in the U.K.

The full card for BAMMA 6 has been announced by the British promotion and it includes the return of former UFC middleweight Ivan Salaverry.

While quite a few fighters lately have been calling it a career, Salaverry has now decided to end his retirement and come back in the U.K. this May.

Prior to his announcement to retire, Salaverry had dropped two fights in a row in the UFC in 2006 and 2007, and then opted to walk away from the sport and focus on training new fighters. It appears the itch to fight got back in Salaverry’s blood.

Salaverry will actually be stepping onto the BAMMA card to replace fellow UFC vet Phil Baroni who was knocked off the show due to injury. Salaverry will now face Matt Ewin on the May 21 show.

The other main card bouts for the show include the main event pitting BAMMA champion Tom “Kong” Watson against Murilo “Ninja” Rua.

Also co-main event fight featuring Frank Trigg against John Phillips and Kurt Johnson taking on Kenny Moyston.

The BAMMA 6 card will air live in the U.K. on SyFy and in other areas on BAMMA.tv.