(Mar 16th.2012) BAMMA, Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, is proud to announce that BAMMA 9 will be broadcast on Extreme Sports Channel in the UK. The two hour TV event will air on Saturday 31st March at 10pm GMT and will be broadcast on Sky Channel 419 and Virgin Channel 527. The broadcast adds to BAMMA’s current global reach which includes HDNet in the United States, The Fight Network in Canada, Setanta in Africa and Red Media in Russia.
BAMMA 9 sees BAMMA-Lonsdale’s British Middleweight Champion, Jack Marshman challenge Tom ‘Kong’ Watson for the BAMMA World Middleweight title on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena.
BAMMA’s Middleweight champs have made waves as two of the promotion’s most iconic faces. Etched into UK mainstream memory as the man who beat Alex Reid at BAMMA 4, World Middleweight Champ Tom Watson is known by fight fans for his catalogue of tough victories over fighters that include the UFC’s John Maguire at BAMMA 1 and Maurilo Rua whom he famously blasted into retirement at BAMMA 6.
BAMMA-Lonsdale’s British Middleweight Champion and serving British Armed Forces Afghan vet, Jack Marshman comes into the fight undefeated with a record of 10-0-0. Marshman wowed audiences at BAMMA 7 with his tremendous heart, after he came back from a sustained Ground ‘n’ Pound attack at the hands of Carl Noon, turning fortune around at the final hour to secure an unforgettable victory. The clash between BAMMA’s World Middleweight and British Middleweight champions is bound to have fight fans on the edge of their seats.
Extreme Sports Channel has a heritage of supporting MMA; and this deal represents the first partnership with BAMMA.
BAMMA’s director, David Green said:
“Extreme Sports is the one-stop TV channel that showcases cutting edge sports 24-7, from snowboarding through to fighting sports, promoting grassroots heroes alongside stellar talent. British MMA with its raw, all-out attitude is well suited to Extreme and we are thrilled to have found a home there for BAMMA 9.”
BAMMA fans can tune into Extreme Sports Channel on Sky channel – 419 or Virgin Channel – 527
How to watch Extreme:
Extreme is available through subscription to Sky’s ‘Entertainment plus’ package. For more information, please contact Sky on 08442414243, or check out their webpage at:
The channel is also available via the Virgin Media XL package. For more details on how to receive the channel on Virgin Media please check out :
http://allyours.virginmedia.com/websales/product.do?id=21 or call 0845 840 7777
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