BAMMA 25 Champion vs Champion Full Results


 

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BAMMA held their 25th event last night at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham; Champion vs Champion.

Here are the quick results:

Main Card

BAMMA Bantamweight title

Tom Duquesnoy def. Shay Walsh (C) via KO (Round 1 – 1:15)

BAMMA Lightweight title

Martin Stapleton (C) def. Damien Lapilus via DQ (illegal knee) (Round 2 – 0:38)

BAMMA Heavyweight Title

Mark Godbeer (C) def. Stuart Austin via KO (Round 2 – 1:24)

Walter Gahadza def. Colin Fletcher via DQ (illegal strikes to back of the head) (Round 1 – 0:12)

BAMMA Lonsdale Lightweight title

Marc Diakiese (C) def. Kane Mousah via KO (Round 1 – 0:36)

BAMMA 25 Prelims

Ronnie Mann def. Graham Turner via KO (Round 1 – 1:18)

Matt Hallam def. Alexander Bergman via TKO (Round 2 – 1:27)

Ed Arthur def. Cameron Else via TKO (strikes) (Round 1 – 4:57)

Brett McDermott def. Jamie Sloane via KO (Round 1 – 3:58)

Terry Brazier def. Francis Buangala via Submission (RNC) (Round 1 – 0:38)

Xavier Sedras def. Chris Bungard via Submission (RNC) (Round 2 – 2:58)

Rick Selvarajah def. Ollie Coyne via Submission (RNC) (Round 1 – 3:52)

Dean Trueman def. Huseyin Garabet via Submission (guillotine) (Round 1 – 4:48)

Mike Grundy def. Marley Swindells via Decision (Unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)

Jai Herbert def. Tony Morgan via Submission (RNC) (Round 2 – 2:19)

Łukasz Parobiec def. Tom Aspinall via DQ (illegal elbows) (Round 2 – 3:33)

 

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IMMAF European Championships Day 3 Official Results


It’s day three at the IMMAF European Championships at Walsall in Birmingham and it promised to be another day stacked full of great competition.

UKMMAF Team Picture

Team UK had 7 athletes competing today and went 3-4 overall, which will also see both flyweights Jake Bond and Warren Mason face each other in the final.

Here are the official results from day 3.

Day Three #RingOne

155lb Women’s – Leah McCourt (Northern Ireland) def. Sini Koivunen (Finland) via Submission (Armbar) Round 3 – 2:12

155lb Women’s – Mia Isola (Finland) BYE over Aurore Quintin (Frannce) due to missed weight

115lb Women’s – Aleksandra Toncheva (Bulgaria) def. Amy Omara (United Kingdom) via Decision (Unanimous)

115lb Women’s – Raluca Dinescu (Romania) def. Lyudmila Sadirina (Azerbaijan) via Decision (Unanimous)

125lb Women’s – Anja Saxmark (Sweden) def. Inka Auvinen (Finland) via Decision (Unanimous)

125lb Women’s – Sunna Rannveig (Iceland) def. Michaela Dostalova (Czech Republic) via TKO (ground strikes) Round 1 – 2:48

125lb Men’s: Jake Bond (United Kingdom) def. Hussain Haki Mahdi (Bahrain) via Submission (rear naked choke) Round 3 – 1:22

125lb Men’s – Warren Mason (United Kingdom) def. David Forgarty (Ireland) via Decision (Unanimous)

145lb Men’s – Joel Moya Schondorff (Sweden) def. Connor Hitchens (United Kingdom) via Decision (Unanimous)

145lb Men’s: Ross McCorriston (Northern Ireland) def. Ante Ageneby (Sweden) via Decision (Split)

265lb Men’s: Irman Smajic (Sweden) def. Petur Oskarsson (Iceland) via Submission (standing guillotine) Round 1 – 1:56

265lb Men’s: Daniel Galabarov (Bulgaria) def. Ryan Spillane (Ireland) via Submission (Kimura) Round 2 – 1:49

155lb Men’s – Jack Shore (United Kingdom) def. Thomas Martin (Ireland) via Submission (Armbar) Round 1 – 2:15

155lb Men’s – Geir Kare Cemsoylu (Norway) def. Lee Hammond (Ireland) via TKO (Ground strikes) Round 3 – 2:24

Day 3 #RING2

205: Balaze Kiss (Hungary) def. Dillon Murphey (Ireland) via submission (arm-bar), round 2 (0:35).

170: Dorian Dermendzhiev (Bulgaria) def. Jorden Indsetviken (Norway) via submission (Guillotine), round1 (2:16).

170: Bjarki Palsson (Iceland) def. Hardeep Rai (United Kingdom) via TKO, round 2 (1:59)

135: Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) def. Camilla Mannes (Norway) via unanimous decision.

135:  Varpru Rinne (Finland) def. Eloise Picard (Canada) via unanimous decision

145: Cornelia Holm (Sweden) def. Caline Provost (France) via submission (Americana), round 1 (1:59)

145: Sanna Merta (Finland) def. Julia Dorny (Germany) via submission (arm-bar) round 3 (1:58)

135: Marco Zannetti (Italy) def. Alexis Guilleux (France) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 1 (2:55)

135: Abdul Hussein (Finland) def. Renato Vidovic (Sweden) via unanimous decision

185: Rostem Akman (Sweden) def. James Duckett (United Kingdom) via unanimous decision

185: Marius Hakonsev (Norway) def. Astenio Lucchesini (Italy) via submission (Triangle Choke), round 3 (2:58)

 

 

Results courtesy of IMMAF 

IMMAF European Championships Day 2 Unofficial Results


It’s day two of the IMMAF European Championships at Walsall in Birmingham, where Team UK are competing against several high level teams to gain the ultimate Gold.

UKMMAF Team Picture

After yesterdays great start, Team UK carried on the momentum and brought today’s score to a rather impressive 5-3 by the end of the first rounds. With Jack Shore and Hardeep Rai both competing twice today and winning both times also. So you could say 7-3 at the end of the day in total.

Here are the Unofficial results from today:

  1. Toni Lampinen (Finland) def. Franklyn Rodrigues (Portugal) via Decision (Unanimous)
  2. Sam Slater (Ireland) def. Jussi Pirttikangas (Finland) via unanimous decision
  3. Jack Shore (UK) def. Jonny Martin (N. Ireland) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) (Round 1 – 1:03)
  4. Oska Karlstrom Biller (Sweden) def. Dominik Krueger (Germany) via submission (head-and-arm choke), round 2
  5. Ferdun Osmanov (Bulgaria) def. Cristian Iorga (Romania) via Submission (Armbar) Round 3 – 0:19
  6. Bjarki Omarsson (Iceland) def. Ali-Ebrahim-qasim (Bahrain) via TKO Round 3 – 2:31
  7. Dorian Dermendzhiev def. Juho Kahranaho (Finland) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 1, (1.24)
  8. Hardeep Rai (United Kingdom) def. Jonathan Kinkead (Northern Ireland) via TKO, round 1 (1.35)
  9. Mark Fairman (Ireland) def. Lupo Ion (Romania) via split-decision
  10. Geir Kare Cemsoylu (Norway) def. Francesco Spinola (Italy) via TKO Round 2 – 2:59
  11. Lee Hammond (Ireland) def. Guillaume Bletio (France) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 2:25
  12. Christophe Choteau (France) def. Christian Stava (Norway) via TKO (cut), round 1 (2:47)
  13. Johan Andersson (Sweden) def. Tomi Borisov (Bulgaria) via Decision (Unanimous)
  14. Bjarki Thor Palsson (Iceland) def. Ehsan Ghandchiller (Italy) via submission (Head-and-Arm Choke), round 2 (1:31)
  15. Aleksandra Toncheva Plamenova (Bulgaria) def. Deborah Osullivan (Ireland) via Submission (RNC) Round 2 – 1:33
  16. Tencho Karaenev (Bulgaria) def. Egill Aydvin Hjordisarson (Iceland) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 1 (1:32)
  17. Imad Alhowayeck (Lebanon) def. Matthew Findlay (United Kingdom) via split decision
  18. Raluca Dinescu (Romania) def. Polly Beauchamp (UK) via Decision (Split)
  19. Anja Saxmark (Sweden) def. Meagan Oloughlin (Ireland) via Submission (RNC) Round 3 – 2:12
  20. Laurent Bonyus (France) def. Joao Mimoso (Portugal) via DQ (blow to the back of the head), round 1 (2:15)
  21. Inka Auvinen (Finland) def. Sissel Hansen Brynjulfsen (Norway) via Submission (Triangle choke) Round 2 – 1:40
  22. Ben Forsyth (Ireland) def. Inge Paulsen (Norway) via split-decision
  23. Sunna Rannveig (Iceland) def. llaria Norcia (Italy) via Decision (Split)
  24. Michaela Dostalova (Czech Republic) def. Anette A-Sterberg (Finland) via Decision (Split)
  25. Hussain Haki Mahdi (Bahrain) def. Serdar Altas (Sweden) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 2:18
  26. Gabriella Ringblom (Sweden) defeated Morgane Manfredi (France) via unanimous decision
  27. Warren Mason (UK) def. Humberto Correia (France) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 2 – 1:39
  28. Varpu Rinne (Finland) def. Ingibjorg Birna Arsaelsdott (Iceland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  29. David Forgarty (Ireland) def. Nikolay Ivaylov (Bulgaria) via Submission (Triangle choke) Round 2 – 1:04
  30. Sanna Merta (Finland) defeated Lindsey Doyle (Ireland) via TKO, round 2
  31. Alexis Guilleux (France) defeated Munfaredi Abdulla (Bahrain) via submission (Anaconda Choke), round 1
  32. Abdul Hussein (Finland) defeats Steliyan Ivaylov (Bulgaria) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 2 (0:44)
  33. Joel Moya Schondorff (Sweden) def. Ciaran Breslin (N. Ireland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  34. Renato Vidovic (Sweden) defeats Josh Neale (United Kingdom) via TKO, round 1 (0:50)
  35. Connor Hitchens (UK) def. Bjartur Gudlaugsson (Iceland) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 3 – 2:53
  36. James Duckett (United Kingdom) def. Adrian Jahre (Norway) via unanimous decision
  37. Rostem Akman (Sweden) def. Kiefer Crosbie (Ireland) via submission (arm-bar), round 1 (2:40)
  38. Ante Ageneby (Sweden) def. Jani Haagg (Finland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  39. Astenio Lucchesini (Italy) def. Sofiane Aissaoui (France) via unanimous decision
  40. Ross McCorriston (N. Ireland) def. Ole Johnny Eriksen (Norway) via Decision (Unanimous)
  41. Petur Oskarsson (Iceland) def. Yordan Ivanov (Bulgaria) via Submission (Straight armbar) Round 1 – 2:34
  42. Marius Hakonsev (Norway) def. Juho Laitinen (Finland) via unanimous decision
  43. Ryan Spillane (Ireland) def. Jack Burton (UK) via Submission (Achilles hold) Round 2 – 1:26
  44. Jorden Indsetviken (Norway) def. Sam Slater (Ireland) via unanimous decision
  45. Thomas Martin (Ireland) def. Toni Lampinen (Finland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  46. Dorian Dermendzhiev (Bulgaria) def. Oska Biller (Sweden) via submission (Guillotine Choke), round 1 (1:22)
  47. Jack Shore (UK) def. Ferdun Osmanov (Bulgaria) via Submission (Triangle choke) Round 1 – 1:46
  48. Hardeep Rai (United Kingdom) def. Mark Fairman (Ireland) via unanimous decision
  49. Geir Kare Cemsoylu (Norway) def. Bjarki Omarsson (Iceland) via Decision (Unanimous)
  50. Lee Hammond (Ireland) def. Johan Andersson (Sweden) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 2:17
  51. Bjarki Palsson (Iceland) def. Christophe Choteau (France) via submission (arm-bar), round 1 (2:46)
  52. Tencho Karaenev (Bulgaria) def. Imad Alhowayeck (Lebanon) via submission (Rear-Naked-Choke), round 2 (2:38)

 

Results Courtesy of Brandon Collings  Team Canada

IMMAF European Open Championships Day 1 Unofficial Results


Today marked the first day at the IMMAF European Open Championships in Walsall, Birmingham.

UKMMAF Team Picture

With Team UK having five athletes competing today they went onto a great start of 3-2.

Here at the Unofficial Results Day 1:

  1. Toni Lampinen (Finland) def. Leos Brichta (Czech Republic) via Guillotine Choke
  2. Sam Slater (Ireland) def. Tom Mowle (UK) via Unanimous Decision.
  3. Oskar Karlstrom Biller (Sweden) def. Chaker Alouni (France) via Submission (standing guillotine) Round 1 – 0:54
  4. Dorian Dermendzhiev Anev (Bulgaria) def. James Hegazy (Canada) via Submission (armbar) Round 1 – 0:44
  5. Jonny Martin (Northern Ireland) def. Martin Richter (Germany) via Guillotine Choke
  6. Christian Iorga (Romania) def. Walid Nezzar (France): Foot injury
  7. Hardeep Rai (UK) def. Carlos Santos (Portugal) via TKO (Strikes) Round 1 – 1:54
  8. Lupu Ion (Romania) def. Tomas Fiala (Czech Republic) via Submission (guillotine) Round 2 – 0:40
  9. Bjarki Omarsson (Iceland) def. Bobby Sheppard (Northern Ireland) via Rear-Naked-choke, round 2
  10. Christophe Choteau (France) def. Axel Karlsson (Sweden) via Unanimous Decision
  11. Geir Kare Cemsoylu Nyland (Norway) def. Niko Kapone (Finland) via Unanimous Decision
  12. Bjarki Thor Palsson (Iceland) def. Lukas Licht (Germany) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2 – 0:37
  13. Tomi Borisov Krasimirov (Bulgaria) def. Ryan Barby (United Kingdom) via unanimous decision
  14. Joel Moya Schondorff (Sweden) def. Joel Arolainen (Finland) via Unanimous Decision
  15. Egill Øydvin Hjordisarson (Iceland) def. Robin Kvarda (Czech Republic) via Guillotine Choke
  16. Ciaran Breslin (N. Ireland) def. Isa Mohammed Ameeri (Bahrain) via Submission (guillotine) Round 3 – 2:56
  17. Thomas Martin (Ireland) def. Andreas Syse Wallum (Norway) on the scorecards via a unanimous decision
  18. Bjartur Gudlaugsson (Iceland) def. Michele Martignoni (Italy) via Split Decision.
  19. Balazs Kiss (Hungary) def. Robin Enontekio (Sweden) via unanimous decision
  20. Connor Hitchens (UK) def. Filipe Catanho (Portugal) via Submission (D’arce) Round 1
  21. Dillon Manning (Ireland) def. Brandon Collings (Canada) via TKO, round 3
  22. Ante Agneby (Sweden) def. Aidan James (UK) via Submission (Guillotine) Round 2 – 2:20
  23. Inge Paulsen (Norway) def. Max Westerlund (Finland) via unanimous decision
  24. Ben Forsyth (Ireland) def. Rasul Mislimov (Azerbaijan) via TKO, round 2
  25. Ross McCorriston (N. Ireland) def. Ben Fouladi (Canada) via Unanimous Decision
  26. Ole Johnny Eriksen (Norway) def. Alberto Chiappi (Italy) via Unanimous Decision
  27. Markus Haegland (Norway) def. John Tedeschi (Finland) via split-decision
  28. Adrian Jahre (Norway) def. Ahmed Kaabi (Bahrain) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 1:31
  29. Kiefer Crosbie (Ireland) def. Perparim Salihu (Finland) via Injury (Verbal Tap) Round 1 – 2:49
  30. Paolo Anastasi (Italy) def. Valeri Mariov (Bulgaria) via submission, rear-naked-choke, round 3
  31. Rostem Akman (Sweden) def. Kiril Tsonev (Bulgaria) via TKO (strikes) Round 2 – 2:28
  32. Abdul Hussein (Finland) def. Daniel Moeller (Germany) via TKO, round 2
  33. Asterio Lucchesini (Italy) def. Milton Mateus (Portugal) via Unanimous Decision
  34. Josh Neale (United Kingdom) def. Rama Jegatheesan (Norway) via unanimous decision
  35. Marius Hakonsen (Norway) def. Hrolfur Olafsson (Iceland) via Split Decision
  36. Meagan O’Loughlin (Ireland) def. Wendy McKenna (United Kingdom) via unanimous decision
  37. Hussain Maki Mahdi Ali Abdulla (Bahrain) def. Saku Ronkainen (Finland) via TKO (Corner stoppage)
  38. Jorgen Indsetviken (Norway) def. Ciaran O’Neill (N. Ireland) via Submission (Rear naked choke) Round 1 – 1:34

 

 

Results courtesy of http://brandoncollings.com/results-day-1-championships/

 

UK Amateur MMA Team Revealed For 2015 IMMAF European Championships


The United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) has announced the UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Championships of Amateur MMA.

UKMMAF Team Picture

Try-outs had taken place over the past few months and welcomed competitors from all over the UK.

The 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships will take place in Birmingham (UK) from 19th – 22nd November 2015 at the Walsall Sports Centre at the University of Wolverhampton.

The last  two years running has seen the UK team medalled at the IMMAF World Championships of Amateur MMA in Las Vegas (USA). The recent 2015 World Championships saw the UK earn its first gold medal as Josh Ellis titled in the Men’s Lightweight division. Middleweight James Duckett earned silver, while Jake Constantinou scored bronze at Welterweight.

With the European Championships able to permit double entries per weight class, it now opens up opportunities for more competitors on the squad. Additionally, not all of the 2015 World Championships team will be returning for the European event, including most notably IMMAF Lightweight World Champion Josh Ellis, due to injury.

For the first time the UKMMAF will be entering competitors into the Men’s Flyweight, Men’s Heavyweight and Women’s Flyweight categories.

Returning athletes to the UK team are James Duckett (2015 IMMAF World Championships silver medallist), Carl Burton (2014 IMMAF World Championships bronze medallist; 2015 IMMAF World Championships participant), Aidan James and Amy O’Mara (2015 IMMAF World Championships participants). Also re-entering is Ross Gallagher, who was selected to represent the UK for this year’s World Championships but was forcedto withdraw due to injury.

Below are the full UK Amateur MMA team for the 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships:

UKMMAF Amateur MMA Team – 2015 IMMAF European Open Championships*

 

Men’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Name: Warren MasonAge:  20

Hometown: Doncaster

Gym: The Unit

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-4-0

Name: Jake BondAge: 24

Hometown:  Leigh

Gym:  Team Colosseum

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-4-0

 

Men’s Bantamweight – 61.2kg (135lb)
Name: Carl BurtonAge: 27

Hometown: Cheshire

Gym: 12 Gauge MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 8-3-0

Name: Josh NealAge: 21

Hometown:

Gym: Warriors MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-4-0

 

Men’s Featherweight -65.8 kg (145 lbs)
Name: Aidan JamesAge: 21

Hometown: Swansea

Gym: Chris Rees Academy

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 6-1-0

Name: Manny AkpanAge: 22

Hometown: Manchester

Gym: SBG

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 5-0-0

 

Men’s Lightweight: -70.3 kg (155 lbs)
Name: Ross Gallagher  Age: 29

Hometown: Corby

Gym: Siam Gym

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 14-7-0

Name: Jack ShoreAge: 20

Hometown: Gwent

Gym: Tillery Combat

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 8-0-0

 

Men’s Welterweight: -77.1 kg (170 lbs)
Name: Hardeep RaiAge:  19

Hometown: Hounslow

Gym: Carlson Gracie

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-0-0

Name: Tom MowleAge: 21

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-1-0

 

Men’s Middleweight: -83.9 kg (185 lbs)
Name: Tom CrosbyAge:  27

Hometown: West Yorkshire

Gym:  AVT MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 7-3-0

Name: James DuckettAge:  24

Hometown: Manchester

Gym:  Predators

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 11-4-0

 

Men’s Light Heavyweight: -93.0 kg (205 lbs)
Name: Matthew FindlayAge:  27

Hometown: London

Gym: Team Titan

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-1-0

Name: Danny DutchAge: 32

Hometown: Liverpool

Gym: Next Generation

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-1-0

 

Men’s Heavyweight: -120.2 kg (265 lbs)
Name: Jack BurtonAge: 19

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-1-0

Name: Shawn KennyAge:  29

Hometown: Liverpool

Gym: Next Generation

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 3-1-0

 

Women’s Strawweight: -52.2 kg (115 lbs)
Name: Polly BeauchampAge:  28

Hometown: Wiltshire

Gym: Trojan Free Fighters

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 1-2-0

Name: Amy O’MaraAge: 27

Hometown: Cheshire

Gym: 12 Gauge MMA

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 4-1-0

 

Women’s Flyweight: -56.7 kg (125 lbs)
Name: Wendy McKennaAge: 35

Hometown: Chelmsford

Gym: BKK

Verified Amateur MMA Record: 2-2-0

 

For full information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation event, to be broadcast on UFC FIGHT PASS, visit: http://www.immaf.org/2015-immaf-european-open-championships/.

For more information about the United Kingdom Mixed Martial Arts Federation (UKMMAF) visit:http://www.ukmmaf.org.uk/

For more information about the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF) visit: http://www.immaf.org/

Follow the @UKMMAFed and @IMMAFed on Twitter

*Please note that due to the current unregulated status of the sport in the UK, no centralised or official fight records system exists in the country. The stated Amateur records include only the fights that the UKMMAF has been able to verify. However, the fighters may have had more fights that have not been recorded publicly and that it has not been possible to verify at this stage. All fight information is to be submitted to Sherdog and MMA.tv. The UKMMAF will continue to update the competitors’ records as further fights can be verified. 

Photo Credit: Odin Lowry

BAMMA 20 – Official Weigh-In Results


BAMMA 20 takes place Saturday, April 25th at the Barclaycard Arena (NIA) in Birmingham and promises to be one of their best cards to date.

You can watch the official weigh ins here: 

Here are the official weigh-in results:

BAMMA 20 - No More Talk
BAMMA 20 – No More Talk

MAIN EVENT

BAMMA Light Heavyweight Title

Brett “The Spartan” McDermott (204 lbs) Vs. Marcin “Bane” Lazarz (203.8 lbs)

Lightweight Superfight

Colin “The Freakshow” Fletcher (155.6 lbs) Vs. Andre Winner (154.6 lbs)

BAMMA Bantamweight Title

Ed Arthur (133.2 lbs) Vs. Alan “The Apprentice” Philpott (134.4 lbs)

Flyweight Bout

Chris Miah (125 lbs) Vs. Daniel Barez (125.2 lbs)

Bantamweight Bout

Regis “The First” Sugden (142.2 lbs)* Vs. Ant “Submission Magician” Phillips (136 lbs)

Lightweight Bout

Jack Grant (154 lbs) Vs. Warren “Relentless” Kee (155.6 lbs)

Lightweight Bout

Jefferson “Shadow Demon Blaximus” George (156 lbs) Vs. Rick Selvarajah (154.2 lbs)

Lightweight Bout

Chase “E.T.” Morton (153.8 lbs) Vs. Wayne “Silent Assassin” Drake (149 lbs)

Welterweight Bout

“Dirty” Harry Marple (169 lbs) vs. Chris Astley (169.6 lbs)

Featherweight Bout

Aiden Lee (146 lbs) Vs. Adam Jahovic (145.6 lbs)

Welterweight amateur Bout

Oliver Paske Vs. Arthur Jakub (Weigh In held at 9pm)

* Regis Sugden failed to make-weight.  Bout still agreed.

BAMMA 20 will be broadcast LIVE on SPIKE TV UK from 10pm on Saturday 25th April 2015.

BAMMA 20 Streams LIVE and Online from 7pm

Prelims – 7-9pm Lonsdale Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Lonsdale)

Main Card – 10pm -12am SPIKE TV UK  & Globally.

International viewers please check local listings for TV Broadcast details.

‘With each fight I compete in I keep growing’ – Chris Astley on BAMMA Debut


Chris Astley [2-2] will be making his BAMMA  debut at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday April 25th facing Harry Marple [1-0].

Chris Astley RNC Win By NJF Photography
Chris Astley photo by  NJF Photography

The 29-year-old from Bristol, who trains out of arguably one of the best gyms in the South West ‘Trojan Free Fighters’, under the tutelage of owner/head coach Paul Sutherland for whom is an accomplished athlete within his own rights (ISKA Kickboxing Title Winner, Cage Warriors Lightweight Title, Ultimate Combat Lightweight Title and of course an Official UFC Judge), has only been training and competing in Mixed Martial Arts for three years and is still learning the trade.

“I used to play quite a lot of football and it is what I did all my life. I then fell out of love with the sport as the game was changing so I found a local MMA club in Bristol at the time (BCL – Bristol Combat Legion) for which I did a bit of boxing just for fitness.  It was then I decided to do an Interclub at Trojan Free Fighters with no headshots. The adrenalin and the buzz from winning out weighed anything the football ever did and I clearly got the bug for the sport. At the end of the football season I hung up my boots and have never looked back.  To this day I have never touched a football and went into MMA.”

Racking up an official amateur record of four wins and one defeat including winning the Throwdown 3 Welterweight Title against Chay Ingram, aptly named: Taste the Pain in June 2013, Chris then decided it was time to venture into the Pro ranks.

Wining his Pro debut he then took a huge step up in opponent, which is a testament to the fighter Chris has become in fighting rising welterweight athlete Adam Boussif [3-2 at the time], it was not to be Chris’s night. This by no means dampened Chris’s spirits or soul as he was straight back into fight camp and competed in two more scheduled fights before taking a long overdue break.

“Having had some time out and not having the pressure of fight camp I have enjoyed training more.  I am now able to play with my technique and open my mind up more than what I was doing whilst in back to back fight camps. I am still in my early days of my fighting career, so with each fight I compete in, I am growing”.

Refreshed from last year, Chris is more than ever ready for his new challenge, which comes in the form of Harry Marple [1-0] for which he will be facing at BAMMA 20 on Saturday, April 25th at The Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham and he is looking forward to welcoming Harry to the Welterweight division.

Harry is stepping up from lightweight to welterweight. He is of similar build to myself, long and rangy. Regardless who you fight, every time you fight someone its a different fight and anything can happen. I respect him, I respect his record, but it’s not something I fear, it’s not something that enters my mindset, if anything, people may think I am the underdog which I am more than happy to accept and I am comfortable with. I am looking forward to Saturday night as I know I am confident wherever the fight goes”

Chris Astley - Team Trojan
Chris Astley – Team Trojan

Family is everything to Chris, literally and figuratively. After all, spending so much time at the gym  it has become a second home, so making sure the gym he trains at is full of motivation, inspiring people to help push him through those hard days when he feels he does not want to be there is a tough ask of anybody. But at Trojan Free Fighters they know how to get the best out of all of their students, especially owner/head coach Paul Sutherland who has a unique way that he can connect to all his athletes on so many different levels and he is able to get the results that show many a time again.

“Paul has everyone’s respect before he even talks to you. He holds that respect within the gym and he looks after everyone, whether you are there to fight or whether it is your first time in the gym. He will hold that respect and in return will expect that respect back. Paul is a straight talking person if you need to work on something or if he is not happy with something he will tell you in the right way, if you’re doing well he will also tell you in a positive way. We have a good vibe in the gym which produces  great attitudes, and a very good work ethic in the gym, and a  great family atmosphere. It is my second home, my home from home. We are a family unit. A team. We are all quite close and look after one another”.

Being a regular on Ultimate Impact Events and also a fan favourite. I’m sure there will be a lot of noise in the Barclaycard Arena for the debut of Chris Astley and for all of his fans watching at home on SPIKE TV in the UK for which BAMMA 20 will be airing from 10pm and the live prelim stream on the Lonsdale Facebook page from 7pm.

Chris Astley UIC by Seth Bates
Chris Astley at UIC by Seth Bates

Chris would like to give an honorable mention to Mario Saeed for whom has been by his side throughout his journey thus far, and been there through thick and thin with him.

And last by no means Chris would like to thank the following sponsors and supporters.

“Everyone at Trojan, All my Sparring partners, All my coaches, SCI-MAX, Marc Allen, Mario Saeed, The Boss – Paul Sutherland, Kate James my nutritionist, All my family and friends and BAMMA for giving me the opportunity to compete on their show”.

Side note: Chris Astley is not related to Rick Astley although he is ‘Never gonna give you up’  🙂

You can keep up-to date with Chris by following him on his Twitter account here and Facebook page here.

Photo Credit: NJF Photography

Photo Credit: Seth Bates Photography

Photo Credit: Steve Dyer

David Haye Joins the BAMMA Presenting Team on April 25th Live on SPIKE TV


BAMMA, leaders in MMA sports entertainment and the home of European MMA, is proud to announce former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion David “Hayemaker” Haye as the newest addition to the BAMMA presenting team. 
David Haye Joins BAMMA presenting Team.
David Haye Joins BAMMA presenting Team.
 
Joining the team on a long-term basis, Haye’s first action will be for the live broadcast of BAMMA 20 – airing on Spike TV and across the globe on Saturday April 25th. No stranger to the big fight nights, Haye will help guide viewers through all the adrenaline fuelled action at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, as BAMMA delivers one of its biggest and best events to date.

The former world Heavyweight champion, who has fought some of the world’s best boxers including Wladimir Klitschko, Nikolai Valuev & Dereck Chisora, will bring his own unique insight and perspective on the sport of MMA to BAMMA fans worldwide.

BAMMA CEO David Green said:

“We’re delighted to have ‘The Hayemaker’ on board. He is one of the biggest and best known names in the combat sport world, and having David as part of the team guarantees even more entertainment and excitement for BAMMA fans.”

Talking of his crossover into MMA, Haye had the following to say:

“I’ve been a fan of Martial Arts since I could walk, as my father was a Karate instructor. I’ve followed the growth of MMA since Royce Gracie broke into the scene. It’s a pleasure to be part of the growth of BAMMA and MMA, as it’s a fantastic sport. I hope my years of fight experience at the highest level translates into solid commentary for these amazing MMA events.”
 
​You can follow David Haye on Twitter @MrDavidHaye​ and of course BAMMA @BAMMA
BAMMA 20 - No More Talk
BAMMA 20 – No More Talk
Here is the Fight card as it stands so far for Saturday, April 25th.

MAIN EVENT

BAMMA Light Heavyweight Title

Brett “The Spartan” McDermott Vs. Marcin “Bane” Lazarz

Colin “The Freakshow” Fletcher Vs. Andre Winner

BAMMA Bantamweight Title

Ed Arthur Vs. Alan “The Apprentice” Philpott

BAMMA Flyweight Title

Rany Saadeh (c) Vs. Chris Miah

Regis “The First” Sugden Vs. Ant “Submission Magician” Phillips

Jefferson “Shadow Demon Blaximus” George Vs. Rick Selvarajah

Jack Grant Vs. Warren “Relentless” Kee

“Dirty” Harry Marple vs. Chris Astley

Aiden Lee Vs. Adam Jahovic

Tickets on sale now: Click here