Final Three Preliminary Bouts Set for BAMMA 12 on March 9
Fight Network Staff / February 19, 2013 - 12:07pm
(February 19th.13) The UK's premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a further two fights to the preliminaries for BAMMA 12. BAMMA 12 takes place at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 9th March 2013 and airs live on Fight Network in Canada.
Scottish fighter James MacAllister fights out of Battlefield MMA and presents a professional fight record of 6-1-0 with notable wins on On Top. He stood undefeated at Amateur with a record of 6-0-1. Poland's Dawid Farycki remains undefeated after 3 Professional bouts and two Amateurs, and has never seen the third round. His victories have come via TKO and a range of submissions. Farycki fights out of Team Titan and debuted at BAMMA for BAMMA 11 where he defeated Bryan Creighton.
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Durham fighter, Luke 'Hulk Smash' Harriman, has a professional Mixed Martial Arts record of 3-0-0, which includes first round finishes via TKO and Rear Naked Choke. Scotland's Craig Robertson fights out of Shooters MMA with a record of 3-1-0, but has 15 years MMA experience behind him. With two wins scored in the first two rounds, the 43 year old's one professional loss came at the hands of Allan Love, Scotland's number 1 ranked Middleweight.
Jefferson George won his debut fight on Kayo MMA with an Armbar Submission in round 2. He trains with Ikon fight team and Kaang Raang Thai boxing; and has a background in Shotokan Karate and Thai boxing. Stephen Martin has a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and won the World Championships at purple belt. He has one professional MMA win.
BAMMA 12 will feature on Channel 5* live 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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BAMMA 12 FIGHT CARD
MATT VEACH VS. JIM WALLHEAD
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
MAX NUNES VS. MARCIN LAZARZ
BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
CURT WARBURTON VS. STEVIE RAY
LUKE NEWMAN VS. RYAN SCOPE
KEVIN THOMPSON VS. SCOTT ASKHAM
JAMES MACALISTER VS DAWID FARYCKI
LEEROY BARNES VS. STEVE WATSON
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
RICHI KNOX VS. THOMAS DENHAM
PAUL MCBRIDE VS. DARREN WARDLE
CRAIG ROBERTSON VS. LUKE HARRIMAN
MAHMOOD BESHARATE VS. STEVEN GARDENER
JEFFERSON GEORGE VS STEPHEN MARTIN
JOHN JACKSON VS. AMAS SIRAJ MOUNIR
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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.
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