BAMMA 15 RESULTS – WINNERS, WORLD CHAMPS, BRITISH CHAMPS, AND THE NOT SO LUCKY ONES THIS TIME!


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Tonight (April 5th) at the London’s Copper Box arena, London,  BAMMA held their fifteenth event, as the iconic Olympic Park re-opens to the public.

Those of you, who were lucky enough to get hold of tickets, arrived at the new location, the rest of us sat at home and watched the faultless stream being shown for the first time on #Facebook,without a hitch.

The results as follows:

MAIN EVENT

Gzim Selmani def Oli Thompson via Guillotine .18sec Rnd 1

CO-MAIN EVENT 

BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT

Leon Edwards (Challenger)  Def  Wayne Murrie (Current Champ)  via RNC 3min 13 sec Rnd 1

NEW BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT CHAMPION LEON EDWARDS 

Colin Fletcher def Tony Hervey via SD 29-28 (f) 29-28 (h) 29-28 (f)

WORLD CHAMPION FEATHERWEIGHT BELT 

Tom Duquesnoy def Teddy Violet via Triangle 1min 29 sec Rnd 2

NEW WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION TOM DUQUESNOY

MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP BELT

Harry Mcleman def Andy De-Vent via UD 29-28

NEW BAMMA MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPION HARRY MCLEMAN 

Ryan Scope def Ali Arish via UD 29-28

Rany Saadeh def Mahmood Besharate wins via UD 30-27

Jefferson George def Jack Grant via SD

Alex Montagnani def Nathan Jones via RNC 2min 43 sec Rnd 1

Andy Craven def Richard Edwards via RNC 2min 12 sec Rnd 1

Ed Arthur def Nathaniel Woods via RNC 1min 28sec Rnd 3

Jacek Toczydlowski def Benny Carr via tapout due to strikes (Elbows)  1min 32 Rnd 1

 

Another night of awesome fights from start to finish from BAMMA, and from wherever you were watching from.including watching their new FREE STREAM on FACEBOOK, it was FAULTLESS.

 

OLI THOMPSON VS GZIM ‘ALBANIAN PSYCHO’ SELMANI FOR BAMMA 15 (UK)


It was announced yesterday that Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce that BAMMA 15 will take place at the Copper Box in London on 5th April. Located in London’s Olympic Park in Hackney Wick, the iconic Copper Box Arena is a multi-sport venue which was famously used for the Summer Olympics in 2012. The fight card is to be announced shortly and tickets go on sale this week.

BAMMA’s Director, Ashley Bothwell said:

 “It’s exciting for BAMMA to be holding an event in the Olympic Park at the Copper Box, as it carries a huge sporting legacy.  5th April will see the coming together of months of preparation for the fighters as all their hard work and sacrifice boils down to a few explosive, intense minutes. It is fitting that these crucial minutes should share a home with so many elite and aspirational sporting memories.”

BAMMA IS ALSO PROUD TO ANNOUNCE:

OLI THOMPSON VS GZIM ‘ALBANIAN PSYCHO’ SELMANI
WILL HEADLINE FOR
BAMMA 15
AT THE COPPER BOX ARENA, LONDON (UK)
5TH APRIL 2014

Thompson vs Selmani BAMMA15  April 5th

Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce Oli Thompson vs Gzim Selmani as the Heavyweight headliner for BAMMA 15 at the Copper Box in London’s Olympic Park on 5th April.

Oli Thompson originally made his name as a strongman, peaking in 2006 when he won the TWI Britain’s Strongest Man contest and reached the finals of the IFSA World Championships, in which he came 8th. Thompson also notably attained 2nd and 3rd places in IFSA British Championship contests. The 34 year old debuted professionally in Mixed Martial Arts in 2009, and went on to become UCMMA’s Heavyweight Champion in 2011, before competing in the UFC then KSW. Training out of 1st Generation in Sussex with a professional record of 12-5, Thompson has gone 3-1 since fighting in the UFC and has won his last two bouts via TKO in the first and second rounds. 50% of Thompson’s wins have come via Submission and 42% via KO or TKO. Thompson weighs 248lbs at 6ft1.

Gzim ‘The Albanian Psycho’ Selmani fights out of Golden Glory and Tatsujin Dojo in the Netherlands with a MMA record of 5-1* and a kickboxing record of 1-0, the victory scored via a flying knee KO. The Kosovo Albanian stands at 6ft 3 and weighs 263 pounds. He started training in Judo at the age of 5, then started kickboxing at the age of 12 before taking up MMA at the age of 15 with his older brother Egzon Selmani. Gzim debuted professionally in MMA at the age of 18.

BAMMA‘s matchmaker, Jude Samuel, said: “Selmani is mainly considered a striker. However at 19 years of age he has not yet had his patterns laid down which makes him unpredictable, dangerous and exciting to watch.”

Indeed, 2 of his MMA victories have come via TKO and 3 via Submission. The ‘Albanian Psycho’ is also the Dutch Heavyweight Grappling Champion 2013, and the Rough Diamonds Kickboxing Champion 2013 in Germany. None of his fights to date have cleared the 2nd round.

Oli Thompson said:

“I have been looking to fight on BAMMA for a long time. The show always has a great look. I am bringing an intensity and athleticism that is not seen in many heavyweights, and I will put my body on the line to get the win at all costs. I want to become the first BAMMA Heavyweight champion”

You can Follow @OliThompson_Fit and @GzimSelmani on Twitter

*Gzim Selmani – MMA Fight Record

1: Gzin Selmani def. Kaan Postaci
KO, 1st RND
July 8th 2012, Shaolin Ryu – Fight Club Den Haag 2012
Video: http://youtu.be/EItC4crmcLs

2: Gzim Selmani def. Jorrit Leemans
Armbar, 2nd RND, 2:32
13th October 2012, Shooto Holland
Video: http://youtu.be/XXgGNs4qrWI

3: Gzim Selmani def. Tolea Ciumac
TKO (Corner stoppage), 2ND RND
24th November 2012, Super Pro Romania: “KLASH – Road to Glory”
Video: http://youtu.be/ZpJywRz3Oyo

4: Ante Delija def. Gzim Selmani
TKO (punches), 1st RND, 3:09
24th May 2013, FFC – Final Fight Championship 5

5: Gzim Selmani vs. Mario Milosavljevic
Guilotine Choke, 1st RND, 0:35
9th November 2013, BFC – Bosnia Fight Championship 1
Video: http://youtu.be/PaRWKXIVYLw

6: Gzim Selmani def. Thomaz Simonic
Arm Triangle Choke, 1st ROUND, 1:54
13th December 2013, FFC – Final Fight Championship 10
Video: http://youtu.be/-Q3w-JeFPsE

Please see below for the BAMMA 15 Teaser Trailer [VIDEO]: ” He is Coming”:

LINK TO VIEW: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kvxBScOYPU&feature=youtu.be

BAMMA IS BROADCAST ON 5* IN THE UK, AXS-TV IN THE US, KIX IN ASIA, ABU DHABI TV IN THE MIDDLE EAST, THE FIGHT NETWORK IN CANADA, EXTREME SPORTS CHANNEL IN EUROPE, SETANTA IN AFRICA, SONY IN RUSSIA & TRANSYLVANIA MEDIA IN ROMANIA.

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Lonsdale & Sports Direct – The Official Equipment Partners of BAMMA
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