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BAMMA 8 final fight card set for December 10th in United Kingdom

Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce the final fight card for its Nottingham event taking place at the Capital FM Arena on 10th December.

Bamma 8 boasts a stunning card that showcases some of the cream of UK fight talent, including a spectrum of fighters hailing from Nottingham’s world renowned and legendary fight camp, The Rough House.

Recent changes to the fight card include an explosive, technical Lightweight clash between Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher (6-1-0) and David Round (5-4-0 ) that promises fireworks for the purists; and a BAMMA debut for Flyweights Ian Malone (2-0-0) and Brian Hislop (3-1-0).

As previously announced; headlining the event is the highly anticipated bout between the UK’s no.1 ranked Light Heavyweight, Jimi ‘The Posterboy’ Manuwa, and France’s Anthony Rea. The Posterboy stands undefeated with a record of 10-0-0; has won 8 of his fights by knock out, while 7 of his fights have been title bouts or defences. It has never taken him more than two rounds to finish an opponent. Manuwa’s reputation is dangerous and his return to the cage long awaited. With a record of 22 – 13 – 0, the more experienced Rea is no easy contest for Manuwa, with a Who’s Who of opponents under his belt and 13 of his wins by TKO.

Undefeated BAMMA British Middleweight Champion and serving British Armed Forces, Afghan vet, Jack Marshman (9-0-0) will be back to defend his Lonsdale title against Wolfslair’s Lee “Leeroy” Barnes in a contest that fans will love. At BAMMA 7, Marshman wowed the crowd with a sustained war against Carl Noon, in which he famously turned around fortune at the last hour to clinch the title.

Fresh off a decision win against Frank Trigg at BAMMA 7, Team Rough House fighter Jimmy Wallhead (22-6-0) will be making an exciting step up to face former Pride, EliteXC and Strikeforce warrior, Joey ‘Smokin’ Villasenor (29-9-0) in his long awaited BAMMA debut. This explosive bout is yet another strong contender for fight of the night.

Other card highlights include Rough House’s UFC vet Andre Winner taking on Sweden’s Diego Gonzalez in a World Lightweight Title eliminator fight; while charismatic submission artist, Paul McVeigh,  will make his BAMMA debut against Erik Perez. UFC veteran Curt Warburton makes his BAMMA debut against Tim Newman while Golden Glory’s Jason Jones also joins BAMMA in a Light Heavyweight contest against the undefeated Mark Godbeer.

BAMMA 8 makes a breakthrough to the US mainstream as it will be televised live via HD Net in an exclusive new deal.

BAMMA CEO, David Green, says:

“BAMMA can be proud of this Nottingham event, which features some of the UK’s top household names on their home turf and brings it back to the fans. From the early days, the city has established itself as a spiritual home for UK MMA, with Nottingham’s Rough House being an important player in the growth of the sport; and with Nottingham media being huge advocates. As well as being honoured to present BAMMA 8 to Nottingham fight fans, we are very excited to have the opportunity, via HD Net, SyFy and The Fight Network to showcase the best of British MMA to both domestic and international audiences”.

MAKE SURE YOU’RE ON BOARD FOR BAMMA 8 AT NOTTINGHAM’S CAPITAL FM ARENA! 

Tickets are available via http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/bamma-tickets.aspx

 

Watch the BAMMA 8 main card LIVE on:

  • Syfy in the UK:  Sky/HD 114, Virgin TV 135 and TalkTalk 22
  • The Fight Network in Canada
  • HD Net in the U.S.

 For further viewing information go to: http://www.bamma.com/

Viewing information for prelims coming soon!

 

Fight Card

MAIN CARD

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT

JIMI MANUWA VS. ANTONY REA

WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT

JIM WALLHEAD VS. JOEY VILLASENOR

WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR

ANDRE WINNER  VS. DIEGO GONZALEZ

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

ERIK PEREZ  VS. PAUL MCVEIGH 

PRELIMS 

LONSDALE BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE

JACK MARSHMAN VS. LEEROY BARNES 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

MARC GODBEER  VS. JASON JONES

LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT

TIM NEWMAN  VS. CURT WARBURTON

LIGHTWEIGHT FIGHT

COLIN FLETCHER VS DAVID ROUND

WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT

DEAN AMASINGER VS.DANNY MITCHELL 

WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT

TOM BREESE VS. QASIM SHAFIQ

WELTERWEIGHT FIGHT

CHRISTIAN HOLLEY  VS. LEE TAYLOR 

BANTAMWEIGHT FIGHT

BRENT CRAWLEY VS. MARK PLATTS

FLYWEIGHT

IAN MALONE VS. BRIAN HYSLOP

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