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Thompson-Askham Latest Bout Added to BAMMA 12

Fight Network Staff / February 7, 2013 - 12:29pm

(January 7th.13) The UK's premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a Middleweight encounter between Kevin Thompson and Scott Askham for the preliminaries at BAMMA 12, which takes place at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 9th March 2013.

BAMMA 12 will air live on Fight Network in Canada.

Tickets are on sale now from www.BAMMA.com, www.metroradioarena.co.uk and http://www.kililive.com/BAMMA

BAMMA 12 sees UK #8 Light Heavyweight, Kevin Thompson drop to Middleweight on the back of his BAMMA 11 loss to Max 'Power' Nunes.  The Cumbrian fighter presents a professional Mixed Martial Arts record of 13-6-0 of which all his victories have been delivered in less than 2 minutes and 27 seconds, via TKO or Submission. A meeting with Rab Truesdale in June 2012 resulted in his latest win, whilst recent losses have been at the hands of stiff competition, including Linton 'The Swarm' Vassell and Ricco Rodriguez.

Doncaster's Scott Askham holds an 8-0-0 record, with all documented wins secured between a rocket 4 seconds and 2:48; up to his latest bout which transpired in a Unanimous Decision win over Denniston Sutherland, in his first top ranking challenge. Ranked at #13 in the UK, Askham holds the UCFC Middleweight belt and fights out of Matrix, with the majority of his conquests via TKO.

Scott Askham said:

"Fight camp is going well and it's great to be in our new gym, Ludus Magnus. This is Kevin's first fight at Middleweight so it's going to be an interesting fight. I'm really looking forward to fight night and really happy that BAMMA has given me this opportunity.  BAMMA is a great show and I can't wait to be a part of it."

Follow @scottaskham1 and @BAMMAUK on Twitter.

BAMMA 12 FIGHT CARD

WITH MORE FIGHTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

MATT VEACH  VS. JIM WALLHEAD

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

CURT WARBURTON VS. STEVIE RAY

BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE CONTENDERS FIGHT

BOLA OMOYELE VS. WAYNE MURRAY

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

LUKE NEWMAN VS. RYAN SCOPE

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

DARREN TOWLER VS. CALLUM COOK

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

KEVIN THOMPSON VS. SCOTT ASKHAM

About BAMMA:

BAMMA (The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) is a premier European MMA organization that launched in June 2009 with the aim of delivering Mixed Martial Arts events that fully capture the entertainment and sporting prowess on display in the world's fastest growing sport. To achieve this aim, BAMMA brought together a team of skilled individuals with a wealth of combined experience across Television Production, Event Organisation and Mixed Martial Arts.  BAMMA's combination of arena sized venues, stunning fight cards and exceptional production values has led to BAMMA's position as one of Europe's most recognisable MMA brands. With a highly experienced team each BAMMA event always delivers a highly anticipated and unique Mixed Martial Arts experience.

About Lonsdale:

Firmly established as the leading brand of fight sports equipment and clothing, Lonsdale is steeped in over 50 years of fight history. From humble London origins the Lonsdale brand quickly became the hallmark of both boxing and MMA champions throughout the world, with its legendary quality and authenticity.

It is no coincidence fights legends Tom 'Kong' Watson, Muhammad Ali, "Marvellous" Marvin Hagler, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton have all trained and fought in Lonsdale.

About Safe MMA

SAFE MMA is a not for profit organisation established to improve the safety of MMA fighters in the UK. Under the Safe MMA banner, the medical centre provides a secure, centralised and confidential database for fighter medical records; and coordinates affordable, standardised blood and medical tests for all registered fighters. Additionally, SAFE MMA members will have access to advice from leading world experts in sports medicine.

UK promotions Cage Warriors, BAMMA and UCMMA united to help found the project and have agreed that from 1st January 1013 all fighters on their cards must be registered to SAFE MMA and undergo annual medical tests and bi-annual blood tests.  The promotions have agreed only to use fighters that are deemed medically safe to fight under the SAFE MMA (green light) system and not to use fighters that are suspended due to injuries, such as concussion, or who are overdue for blood tests, for example. Additionally, the promotions have pledged to have medical professionals carry out pre- and post-fight tests with all results to be submitted to the confidential medical database at 76 Harley St. Medical data will never be transmitted to anyone but SAFE MMA will be able to give a rapid and all-hours service to inform authorised promotions of who is medically safe to fight and who needs to be rechecked, at the time of enquiry. Visit www.safemma.co.uk for further information.

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