(January 30th.13) The UK’s premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a Welterweight match between Bola Omoyele and Wayne Murrie to the preliminary card for BAMMA 12, which takes place at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 9th March 2013.
American Top Team and Team Titan fighter, Bola ‘Cashflow’ Omoyele, boasts a record of 6-1-0. Bola has achieved 5 of his wins within 2:45 and none of his fights have reached the third, with the majority coming by TKO. Bola participated in reality TV series ‘The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes’ in 2012, in which he was defeated by Manny Rodriguez in episode 5.
West Yorkshire’s Wayne ‘Mayhem’ Murrie carries a record of 15-5-1and has a history of tough clashes against experienced opponents. With 12 of his battles not leaving the first, Murrie has also shown he can go the distance against names that include John Maguire and Peter Irving. With victories through Knock Out power, via TKO and Submission, Murrie has defeated half of his opponents via an array of Chokes.
Bola Omoyele said:
“I’m looking forward to showcasing my skill against a top ranked fighter and I can’t wait to get into the BAMMA cage and get it cracking.”
Wayne Murrie said:
“I can’t wait for the opportunity to fight on BAMMA and I’m grateful for the opportunity. I’ll be flying the flag for Ludus Magnus Training Centre and for Old Skool Fight Management. I’ll be looking to finish the fight in style.”
BAMMA’s Managing Director, Ashley Bothwell, said:
“This is a match up that has Fight of the Night written all over it. Both guys are exciting fighters who have built up a reputation across other shows to become real hot property. It’s fantastic to be able to showcase this calibre of British talent and I fully expect this meeting to have everyone on the edge of their seats.”
BAMMA 12 will feature on Channel 5 and on 5* 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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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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