In News, Reviews, What's On on 03/25/2012 at 08:15
Robert Baloo Truesdale lunges into Sam Mensa during BAMMA 9 in Birmingham
BAMMA, the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts, has announced the final fight results following a tense but invigorating BAMMA 9 tournament, which took place in the city’s National Indoor Arena on Saturday.
Reigning champion Tom ‘Kong’ Watson successfully defended his BAMMA middleweight title by scoring a second round TKO victory over Jack ‘The Hammer’ Marshman in the main event of the night. More results below…
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In News, What's On on 03/22/2012 at 17:00
Jack 'Hammer' Marshman Vs Tom 'Kong' Watson headline BAMMA 9
BAMMA, the British Mixed Martial Arts Association, is proud to announce the updated fight card for BAMMA 9: Watson vs. Marshman, which takes place at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena this Saturday 24th March.
Misfortune has struck at the last hour, with both Fraser Opie and Matt Howard forced to withdraw from their scheduled fights due to injuries sustained during the last leg of training. Read the rest of this entry »
In Competitions, News, What's On on 03/10/2012 at 11:25
BAMMA is returning to the Birmingham NIA following a sell-out show last year. Photograph: Will Gregson
BAMMA (The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) will be returning to its spiritual home for its ninth event, to be held at the NIA Arena in Birmingham.
In what is promising to be the most explosive fight card yet in the series, BAMMA 9 will be featuring the top British and International MMA fighters for a night of pure adrenaline fueled entertainment.
It was at the NIA Arena in September last year that the epic BAMMA 7 cemented BAMMA’s reputation as the top MMA Promotion in Europe, after attracting close to a million viewers. Read the rest of this entry »
In News, What's On on 03/03/2012 at 11:12
Antanas Jazbutis replaces Chris Fishgold for BAMMA 9
A change in the line-up for forthcoming British mixed martial arts tournament BAMMA 9 has been announced, following an fighter injury.
Antanas Jazbutis will now be replacing Chris Fishgold to face ex-Marine, Dale Hardiman, in the Lightweight bout taking place at BAMMA 9 on 24th March at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. Read the rest of this entry »
In News, What's On on 02/18/2012 at 14:24
Tom 'Kong' Watson returns to Birmingham for BAMMA 9 (Photograph: Will Gregson)
BAMMA, Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promoters, has announced its next big event BAMMA 9, which takes place on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena.
BAMMA 9 will see three preliminary fights culminating in the headline battle for the BAMMA World Middleweight belt: Jack Marshman vs. Tom ‘Kong’ Watson. Read the rest of this entry »
In News on 09/09/2011 at 17:32
Paul "Semtex" Daley was a staggering six pounds overweight
With only one night to go before the big BAMMA 7 event, the official weigh-in took place this afternoon at the NIA’s Olympia Suite in Birmingham.
To the dismay of officials, Paul Daley failed to make weight for the sixth time in three years. The 28-year-old former UFC welterweight contender came in at 176 pounds, excessively over the 170 pound limit and went on to refuse an offer to lose the extra weight within two hours. Despite citing a ‘sauna issue’ in protest to present journalists, the weight discrepancy will cost Daley a percentage of his final fee.
BAMMA official Liam Fisher, Head of Business Development, confirmed a sauna malfunction in the fighters’ hotel as the main cause for several missed weights – many of which were later rectified within the remaining two-hour allowance period. Read the rest of this entry »
In News, What's On on 09/08/2011 at 16:58
BAMMA 7 is headed back to the Birmingham NIA
Europe’s largest and most prominent Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotion, The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) hosts BAMMA 7 at the NIA, Birmingham this Saturday 10 September 2011.
Wallhead Vs Trigg at BAMMA 7
Thirteen fights are on the card for BAMMA 7, with the main card including the bouts: Jimmy Wallhead vs Frank Trigg, Paul Daley vs Jordan Radev and the British Middleweight Title bout with Jack Marshman vs Carl Noon. The MMA event will also see Rob Sinclair battle it out against Leonardo Santos for the vacant World Lightweight Title. Read the rest of this entry »
In Competitions, News, What's On on 08/30/2011 at 16:57
BAMMA 7 returns to the Birmingham National Indoor Arena (NIA) for 2011
BAMMA (The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) will be returning to its spiritual home for its seventh event at the NIA Arena in Birmingham. In what is promising to be the most explosive fight card yet in the series, BAMMA 7 will be featuring the top British and International MMA fighters for a night of pure adrenaline fueled entertainment.
It was at the NIA Arena in September last year that the epic BAMMA 4 cemented BAMMA’s reputation as the top MMA Promotion in Europe, after attracting close to a million viewers. Read the rest of this entry »
In Interviews on 08/27/2011 at 18:06
MMA fighter Fraser Opie
Opening the upcoming BAMMA 7 card at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham is a light heavyweight tilt that promises certain fireworks, as former pro kickboxer Fraser Opie takes on once beaten judo specialist Robert Krecicki in a classic striker vs. grappler contest.
A pro for the last two years, Fraser is surely one of the most prolific fighters on the card, having fought twelve times since 2009, notching up a record of 7-5. An ex bodybuilder, Fraser took up kickboxing at Lee Asdale’s SSJ Gym in Milton Keynes in 2006 to improve his cardiovascular conditioning. Read the rest of this entry »
In Interviews on 08/27/2011 at 17:26
MMA fighter Robert Krecicki
A mouth-watering Light Heavyweight clash between Robert Krecicki and Fraser Opie opens the card at BAMMA 7, a matchup which should perfectly set the tone for the rest of the evening’s entertainment. And even though Krecicki has become accustomed to headlining events, most notably his recent title win against Toni Valtonen, he is looking forward to the opportunity to commence proceedings; “It’s a great opportunity for me to be the first fight on BAMMA 7. But my position on the card alters nothing. I train equally as hard whether on the prelims or the main card.”
And generally, he appears buoyant heading into the highest profile fight of his young career; “This is a great opportunity and challenge for me to fight on the BAMMA promotion. It’s a big show. It’s easily the biggest organisation for which I’ve fought. I look forward to displaying my skills in front of a large crowd, which will include many of my friends.” Read the rest of this entry »