PRESS RELEASE: BAMMA 10 Fight Card
BAMMA UK is gearing up for some great cards for the rest of this year. If you think they don’t have good fighters or fight cards, Tom Watson just came to the UFC from there and a few others, don’t sleep on this one.
BAMMA is proud to announce:
Finalised Fight Card for BAMMA 10
· 15th SEPTEMBER, LONDON’S WEMBLEY ARENA
· LIVE ON 5* STAR CHANNEL, HIGHLIGHTS ON CHANNEL 5
· TICKETS FROM £25
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In Association with:
Lonsdale – The Official Equipment Partner of BAMMA
(Sept 6th.12) Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce the finalised fight card for BAMMA 10, with late replacements making two compelling new bouts. The event takes place at London Wembley on 15th September and is to be live televised on 5*, with the highlights to be broadcast on Channel 5. Internationally, BAMMA 10 will be broadcast live on HDNet (AXS TV) in the US, The Fight Network in Canada, Esporta in Brazil, Red Media in Russia, Setanta in Africa and TDN in Latin America.
Following an injury to Carl Noon, UK legend Matt Ewin (22-12-0) is now set to face undefeated upcomer, Luke Barnatt (5-0-0), who comes fresh off a first round victory last weekend against Matteo Piran (8-8-0). Ewin brings experience spanning ten years against top names and marks a big step up for the Tsunami fighter as his toughest test yet. Ewin is coming off a three fight losing streak, last being defeated by Leeroy Barnes at BAMMA 9 after stepping in at a matter of days’ notice. This intriguing Middleweight match looks to flesh out into a captivating bout: Will Ewin see a return to form against a rising talent who is impossible to train for? Or will Luke Barnatt live up to his ambitions and prove himself in the next echelon of the sport?
Matt Ewin said:
“I’ve had a great camp for this fight. I’m feeling confident in my prep for it even though the opponent has changed. It’s going to be a far more technical fight than with Noon. He’s got good stand up and very, very long range. He’s definitely going to be a name in the future but not right now; and this isn’t going to be a good fight for him. I know what they’re expecting from the fight but I’ve got a few more things for them this time. I’m definitely not done yet!”
Luke Barnatt said:
“Taking Matt Ewin on in 11 days’ notice is surprising to most people….Even BAMMA thought my coach was punishing me for something, but I don’t see it as a step up in class. I believe the only way to be a top fighter is by testing yourself against the top and I see it as finally fighting someone at my level. Ewin is a top UK middleweight and I see myself as one too, so I jumped at the opportunity to fight him. Everyone keeps telling me Matt Ewin has fought the Who’s Who of MMA. Well, I fought last weekend and beat a top European Middleweight in 4 minutes and next weekend I’m going to try to do the same in front of a packed BAMMA crowd at Wembley. Then, he’ll have Luke “Bigslow” Barnatt to add to his list.
A second injury replacement sees Jack ‘Mad’ Magee step into Warren Kees’s shoes to face Tom Breese. Breese is one of the UK’s most exciting Welterweight prospects. Standing undefeated with a Pro record of 4-0-0 on BAMMA , and an Amateur record of 8-00, Breese has stopped all his opponents before the third round largely via Submission. Renowned for a formidable ground game, Breese has recently been honing his stand up skills and now comes with fierce striking arsenal. New opponent, Jack Magee, is a first round Submission specialist fighting out of Gracie Fusion with a record of 7-4-0-1 and wins via an array of methods. This changes the landscape of the fight for Breese who was looking to withstand a striking barrage from Kees. Fans can expect a show of technical prowess when this fight hits the ground.
Jack Magee said:
“I feel great about the fight. I don’t know too much about my opponent, but I’ve heard he is a tough fighter who likes both stand up and ground work; and so do I, so it should be a sexy fight. It’s a pleasure to fight on BAMMA and it was a good feeling to have such a big show call me up. So, thanks to all who got this fight on.
Tom Breese said:
“My opponent change is of no concern to me. Regardless of him, my original guy or not, the result will be the same. I respect anyone who takes a fight on such short notice and I thank Jack Magee for doing so, but in doing so he believes he is in with a chance of beating me. He thinks he has something others have not and I don’t like that. I don’t like that one bit and I will dispatch him and show him that it was not his greatest decision.”
BAMMA’s VP of Talent Relations, Jude Samuel, said:
“I’m excited about both these fights. Luke is taking a very tough fight with Ewin but his team believes he has what it takes to make the step up and to be competing at the next level. The Breese vs. Magee fight brings Tom back to fighting in his strongest area, but with an opponent that can really challenge him using his own medicine and with longer experience. I expect both these fights to be compelling.”
BAMMA 10 FIGHT CARD
BAMMA WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
ANDRE WINNER VS. ROB SINCLAIR
BAMMA-LONSDALE BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT
ANDREW PUNSHON VS. JACK MARSHMAN
LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE ELIMINATOR FIGHT
CURT WARBURTON VS. LEE WIECZOREK
DENNISTON SUTHERLAND VS. LEEROY BARNES
JACK MAGEE VS. TOM BREESE
TOM MAGUIRE VS. MARK GLOVER
MATT EWIN VS. LUKE BARNATT
JEREMY PETLY VS. DYSON ROBERTS
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT
SAM MENSAH VS. MIKE “NIGHTMARE” NEUN
LEWIS LONG VS. IAN ENTWISTLE
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
KEVIN THOMPSON VS. TONY MORAN
MARC ALLEN VS. LEE TAYLOR
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