After producing a 1-2 record in the UFC following his appearance on The Ultimate Fighter Season 10, the UK’s James McSweeney was quietly cut from the promotion late last year.

Now the former kickboxer is set to re-emerge back in his native England where he will star in the co-main event of leading British promotion BAMMA’s 5th show against former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez on February 26th.

Rodriguez is currently attempting to work his way back into the UFC following a seven year absence.  After battling with weight issues the Brazilian finally got his career back on track in 2009 and his since compiled a 10 fight winning streak.

The show will be headlined by another former UFC fighter, Paul Daley who takes on DEEP’s 170lb champion Yuya Shirai for the BAMMA welterweight title.