PRESS RELEASE: BAMMA UK 10 Matchups

BAMMA is proud to announce:

  • 15th SEPTEMBER,  LONDON’S WEMBLEY ARENA
  • LIVE ON 5* STAR CHANNEL, HIGHLIGHTS ON CHANNEL 5
  • TICKETS FROM £25

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Marc Allen vs. Lee Taylor

(Aug 16th.12) Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce Marc Allen and Lee Taylor to the BAMMA 10 undercard for a Lightweight bout at London Wembley on 15th September.  The event 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. 

Lee ‘Hercules’ Taylor is an experienced fighter who has fought strong domestic talent and clocked up some dominant, fast finishes via impressive striking action. 

Taylor said: 

“Firstly I’d like to thank the guys at BAMMA for having me back. Having fought twice before on at BAMMA, on 6 and 7, I know what a great show it is to be a part of so I can’t wait to do it all again. As for my opponent, Marc Allen; he comes from one of the top gyms in the country and from what I know of him is he’s a tough fighter with good wrestling.  Styles make fights and if he likes to wrestle and I like to stand and bang, then on the night it will all boil down to who forces their game plan. It’ll be a good fight so I’m looking forward to seeing you all on the 15th September!” 

Team Trojan’s Marc ‘Suplex’ Allen walks into the BAMMA cage with a 4-2 professional record and 4-0-0 at Semi Pro.  The upcoming talent has scored most of his wins via TKO and has also racked up some quick wins.

Marc Allen said: 

“I’m excited to be fighting on BAMMA as it’s the next step for me and something I’ve been looking forward to for a long time. I will be looking to impress and get the win. I’ve watched Lee’s last fight and he’s got pretty good stand up, but in my opinion that was about it. I feel that I am well rounded and I will be looking to push Lee out of his comfort zone.”

BAMMA’s Head of Talent Relations, Jude Samuel, said: 

“Marc Allen is an interesting up and comer with all round skills. He’ll be stepping up a gear to take on Lee Taylor who has vast combat experience but who needs the win and will be putting it all on the line. Taylor is a tenacious striker, so can Allen handle the onslaught? Or will Allen force Taylor out of his depth? Find out on September 15th.”

 

Tommy Maguire vs Mark Glover

(Aug 16th.12) Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a Lightweight battle between Tommy Maguire and Mark Glover to the BAMMA 10 card at London Wembley on 15th September.  The event 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.

The same month his brother John Maguire brings ‘Gypsy jiu jitsu’ to Nottingham for the UFC, Tommy ‘2 Gunz’ Maguire will be entering the BAMMA cage at London Wembley. 2009 saw Tommy feature in the entry round of The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom, in the show that broke fellow brits Ross Pearson and Andre Winner onto the world stage.  Now with a further three years professional experience under his belt and an 11-4 record, the Tsunami fighter has developed a strong, technical all-round game and has become well reputed for his dominant submission wrestling skills.

Mark Glover enters the fight with just one decision loss on his 6-1-1 record to Michael Pastou. Fighting out of Kaobon, Glover is a young up and comer who’s scored the majority of his wins via submission and who is set to have his skills put to a tough test by Maguire.

Glover said: “It’s a good fight and I’m excited to be fighting in an arena on the biggest show in the UK.  You can’t trust a ginger but I’ve seen him fight before so I know what he’s all about. I’m definitely stopping him by Submission or TKO and he’s not going to make it to the third round.” 

BAMMA’s Head of Talent Relations, Jude Samuel, said: “I expect sparks to fly in this match up between two highly talented UK fighters. Tommy has been in the shadow of his older brother for a while but is an exciting fighter in his own right who deserves his own stage.  Although Glover has clocked up an impressive record and has the skill set to challenge Maguire in his strongest area, this fight marks a big step up in experience for the upcomer. Does he have what it takes to compete at the next level? Or will he meet his match in Tommy Maguire? Either way this fight is set to be compelling.”

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Matt Ewin vs. Carl Noon

(Aug 16th.12) Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce Matt Ewin and Carl Noon to the BAMMA 10 card for a Middleweight bout at London Wembley on 15th September.  The event 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.

UK legend Matt Ewin champions a 22-12 record extending back to 2002 during which time he has held Middleweight titles at both Cage Warriors and Cage Rage; and can boast a string of tough fights against names that include Alex Reid, Ivan Salaverry, Martin Kampmann and Travis Lutter.  BAMMA 9 saw Ewin upset by Leeroy Barnes, after stepping in as a late replacement, and Ewin will be looking to return to form with this bout. Having earned a reputation for finishing fights and finishing them fast, Ewin now comes with a depth of experience. Fans can expect a high calibre and multi-dimensional performance from the British veteran as he looks to pave his way to a title shot.

Matt Ewin said: 

“I’m glad to have the opportunity to fight at BAMMA again, especially after the last time.  It’s going to be a hard fight for but ultimately I’ve got a better ground game and wrestling than Carl, so I’ll take control if he tries to take it to the ground. My stand up is better than what I’ve seen of Carl’s unless he catches me with one of his big left hooks. Carl is very strong, but he relies on it too much and tries to bully people. He won’t be able to do that with me; I’ll use his strength.  He always goes 100% which is great, but this is not a good fight for him. He has the strength but not the skill.  It’s great to be back on BAMMA, one of the biggest shows to be on.  I’ll be going out to make my mark again and to get in contention for a shot at whoever’s got the belt.”

Liverpool’s Carl Noon (7-2-0-) was on a 7 fight winning streak until he came unstuck against  BAMMA-Lonsdale British champ, Jack Marshman, at BAMMA 7.  Although Noon dominated the fight across two rounds but couldn’t put away Marshman, who flipped around fortune in the 3rd to earn the title.  Fans’ respect for the Marshman’s toughness overshadowed Noon’s dominant performance; but Noon demonstrated he had the arsenal of a champ.  With a majority of first round finishes and a string of TKO and submission wins, Noon poses a dangerous challenge for the most experienced of fighters.

Noon said: 

“The BAMMA 10 card is packed full of excellent fights and mine will be no different. Matt Ewin is a very good veteran and exactly the type of challenge I need for my return.  I respect Ewin but come September 15th I will do my job and get the win.”

BAMMA’s Head of Talent Relations, Jude Samuel, said:

“It’s an honour to have someone with Ewin’s history on the show. Not only does he bring extensive skills and experience, but he also brings the old school spirit into the cage since he’s been around from the early, grassroots days of MMA in the UK. He’s coming off a three fight losing streak so he’ll be working hard to prove himself again, especially since he’s hungry for a title shot. Noon faces a major step up in class but is equally dangerous to Ewin. It’s going to be a tough fight for both guys and I expect full on, in-your-face, neck-to-neck action. This has all the makings of an unforgettable, stand-out fight.”

 

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