(January 11th.13) The UK’s premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a Light Heavyweight match between Max Nunes and Marcin Lazarz to the main card for BAMMA 12, which takes place at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 9th March 2013.
Tickets are on sale now from www.BAMMA.com, www.metroradioarena.co.uk and http://www.kililive.com/BAMMA
BAMMA 12 will be broadcast live on Fight Network in Canada.
Newly contracted BAMMA fighter, Max ‘Power’ Nunes boasts a fight record of 9-0-0. Ranked at #3 in the UK Light Heavyweight rankings*, Nunes has attained 8 of his finishes in the 1st round; including his 2:58 Triangle Choke win over Tony Moran at BAMMA 10, and TKO against Kevin Thompson at BAMMA 11. Hailing from Sweden but based in London, Nunes is currently training over the Alliance Training Centre in the United States in preparation for BAMMA 12. He fights out of Nick Osipczak’s New Wave Academy
London based Polish fighter, Marcin Lazarz fights out of Team Titan and stands undefeated with a record of 5-0-0. He last entered the cage at BAMMA 11, where he secured an Armbar win over Sam Mensah 4:16 into round 1. Lazarz is ranked at #10 in the UK*.
BAMMA’s Managing Director, Ashley Bothwell said:
“Max Nunes really made his mark on international TV audiences at BAMMA 11 with his exceptional athleticism and skill; and he is widely considered to have world class potential. Lazarz is a hungry, top rated UK talent who will be looking to steal Nunes’ glory and move up the rankings. Fans can expect powerful, fast-paced action between these two unrelenting Light Heavyweights.”
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*Referenced UK rankings sourced from Your MMA website: http://www.yourmma.tv/rankings/details.asp/id/2585/uk-mma-rankings-january-2013.htm
BAMMA 12 FIGHT CARD
WITH MORE FIGHTS TO BE ANNOUNCED
MATT VEACH VS. JIM WALLHEAD
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
MAX NUNES VS. MARCIN LAZARZ
BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
CURT WARBURTON VS. STEVIE RAY
BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE CONTENDERS FIGHT
BOLA OMOYELE VS. WAYNE MURRAY
LUKE NEWMAN VS. RYAN SCOPE
DARREN TOWLER VS. CALLUM COOK
KEVIN THOMPSON VS. SCOTT ASKHAM
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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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