(July 16th.13) The UK’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce that its BAMMA Lonsdale Lightweight champion, Curt Warburton, will step up to fight for the BAMMA World Lightweight title against Jake Murphy at BAMMA 13. With World Light Heavyweight and Welterweight titles also on the line that night, BAMMA 13’s Night of Champions takes place at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena on 14th September. Tickets are on sale at http://bit.ly/1bUZXbR.

Curt ‘The War’ Warburton comes armed with a catalogue of notable wins on his 12-3-0 record, most famously against Ross Pearson. Warburton fought three times in the UFC before facing and defeating Tim Newman at BAMMA 8. BAMMA 10 presented Warburton in a World Lightweight title contenders match against Lee Wieczorek, in which he delivered his second BAMMA victory. When World Champion, Rob Sinclair, withdrew injured from their slated BAMMA 12 title bout, Warburton went on to face Steven Ray for the prestigious BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight belt to win on decision.

Jake Murphy fights out of Jackson’s MMA in the United States, where he trains with some of the sport’s brightest stars, including former BAMMA competitors Tom ‘Kong’ Watson and Erik Perez. Coming from a college wrestling background, Murphy holds a record of 6-2-0 and is on a four fight winning streak. This fight marks his second venture into the BAMMA cage: Murphy last appeared at BAMMA 9 alongside team mate, Tom ‘Kong’ Watson, where he put in a dominant performance against David Round. He submitted the Brit via Rear Naked Choke in round 2.

Curt Warburton said:

“I’m looking forward to fighting for the world title and the opportunity to win against a really strong opponent. Having already been crowned BAMMA Lonsdale’s British champ, I now look forward to being crowned BAMMA’s World Champion too.”

Curt Warburton will be relinquishing the BAMMA Lonsdale British Lightweight title.

BAMMA 13 Tickets are on sale now from £25 at http://bit.ly/1bUZXbR

BAMMA 13 will feature on Channel 5 and 5* in the UK; and will be televised on AXS-TV in the US, The Fight Network in Canada, Red Media in Russia, TV Esporte Interativo in Brazil and Setanta in Africa.

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