Full press release below:
(Aug 31st.12) Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce Light Heavyweights Kevin Thompson vs. Tony Moran to BAMMA 10 alongside the finalised running order of the fight card so far. 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 Fight Network in Canada.
Kevin Thompson brings 13 wins and 4 losses since 2006 to the BAMMA cage. Only two of the Light Heavyweights fights to date have made it past the first round, and the longest recorded time for Thompson to win a fight in is 2:27. With all his wins by TKO via punches or Rear Naked Choke, fans can certainly expect Thompson not to waste time in looking to take this fight to the ground.
Step in another guy with a history of ending it in the first round, Tony Moran. With wins via head-kick, knees, TKO and a variety of submissions, fans can expect to be treated to a diverse fighter with real knock out power, who is as dangerous standing up as he is on the ground.
BAMMA’s Head of Talent Relations, Jude Samuel, said: “I’m really happy to add this Light Heavyweight match to the BAMMA 10 card. Kevin Thompson has been around a long time and makes a lethal challenge. Tony Moran is a well rated and an exciting all-rounder who is capable of winning in any area of the fight. I’m looking forward to seeing how these guys square up in what I expect to be another FOTN contender. Fans certainly won’t be disappointed!”
BAMMA 10 FIGHT CARD
(with more fights to be added)
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
WARREN KEE VS. TOM BREESE
TOM MAGUIRE VS. MARK GLOVER
MATT EWIN VS. CARL NOON
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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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.
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