“My time is now to become Cage Warriors lightweight champion.” – Jai Herbert


Jai Herbert with Cage Warriors lightweight belt
Jai Herbert with Cage Warriors lightweight belt Credit: Cage Warriors

Originally posted on 5th June 2019

It’s 6 am on a cold winters morning when the alarm clock goes off.  Jai Herbert wearily turns off the alarm, gets out of bed, and heads out to start another day in his physically demanding job as a scaffolder.  Jai has been a scaffolder for the past fourteen years, working all over Britain.

Come 5 pm, Jai is back at home managing a quick cup of coffee before heading out again, this time heading off to the gym for a good 3 to 4-hour session.  Not for a casual workout, but for a full-on training session in Boxing, Kickboxing, Muay Thai, Jiu-jitsu or a cardio session – (depending on what day it is).  You see, Jai Herbert is also an elite professional athlete in mixed martial arts while working a full-time job.

The 31-year-old who lives in Wolverhampton has only been competing in mixed martial arts (MMA) for the past seven years.  Having won the amateur Combat Challenge British welterweight belt, and the BCMMA lightweight belt, Jai racked up an impressive record of 9-1 before deciding to go professional in March 2015.  “At the amateur level, I fought all bar one of my fights at welterweight” Jai explains.  “I never had to cut weight and didn’t see the point of putting my body through the strain at amateur level”.

Jai, who started training out of Wolfpack MMA in Wolverhampton and still does his strength and conditioning with John Ashley, has now made a move over to Renegade JiuJitsu in Birmingham under the tutelage of UFC athlete Tom Breese, to help improve the jiu-jitsu and wrestling aspect of his game. “It’s been a great move to Renegade Jiu-Jitsu. I get to roll and wrestle with Tom [Breese] a lot and with top athletes such as Leon Edwards (UFC) and Fabian Edwards (Bellator).  They have brought my game on leaps and bounds” said Jai.  “I also train at Firewalker Martial Arts where I do my striking such as Kickboxing and Boxing with Joeby Clayton.”

Currently on a four-fight winning streak, with his only loss coming in the way of a KO via Rhys McKee when he fought for the BAMMA lightweight title, Jai is no stranger to hard fights.  His first fight since signing with European promotion Cage Warriors was against hard-hitting Erdi Karatas, where he won via Unanimous Decision, and it is the only fight of his career thus far to have gone the distance. His next opponent was Joe Mccolgan which Jai dispatched of in two minutes of the first round. Then, on March 2nd, 2019, Jai had the task of facing veteran MMA athlete Steve O’Keefe, who resume consists of Artem Lobov, Conor McGregor and Chris Goldfish to name a few who had gone on to compete in the UFC.  Again, Jai dispatched of O’Keefe within 4 minutes of the first round.

It was at this point Jai knew he would be next in turn to compete for the vacant lightweight title. “I knew I was going to get the shot to be honest” recalls Jai “It was the day after I fought with Steve O’Keefe I got a text to say Graham wants you to fight Jack Grant for the title and I was like yeah, sweet, when?” said Jai. “I knew it was going to happen as Jack was next in line to compete for the title, so I knew it would be him and me.”

With the date set as June 29th, 2019 at Eventim Apollo, London, Cage Warriors will be hosting their 106th event billed as “Night of Champions”, where Jai will take on Jack for the vacant lightweight title.  “Jack is a top fighter, he is outstanding on the ground, and he has good stand up too along with being powerful. However, I feel I am the best striker in the division.  It is going to be a great fight; I’m going to get my hand raised, and it won’t be going five rounds.”

With Cage Warrior’s emphasis on fighter safety, all professional athletes must be SAFE medical checked, which includes costly MRI scans along with blood work. To help with these costs, Jai’s dad has helped with some of the medical expenses. However, Jai is still looking for additional sponsors to help him achieve the goal of being able to concentrate on being a full-time professional athlete, rather than only dedicating part of himself to his craft when he can train and wanting to reach his full potential.  Jai would ideally like to give up work and train full time.  If you feel you can help this young, gifted athlete out, please get in touch with him on either of the platforms mentioned below.

Jai would like to thank his current sponsor Animosity Fight Gear UK, all his training partners and his girlfriend Jaye Haynes, who helps him prepare for his fights.

You can reach Jai on the following social media platforms:

Facebook: Jai Herbert MMA

Instagram: @jai_herbert_mma

UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone Full Results


UFC on FOX 17 came from Orlando last night, Saturday 19th December. The main event was  a lightweight championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone.

It was to be Rafael dos Anjos who made a huge statement to retain his lightweight title in just 66 seconds on the first round defeating Donald Cerrone by strikes.

In the co-main event the new and improved Alistair Overeem dispatched of  Junior Dos Santos in the second round via a TKO stoppage  in a heavyweight clash.
Nate Diaz also made his long awaited return to the octagon and took home a unanimous decision win over top 5 lightweight Michael Johnson in a great three round battle which saw him also pick up Fight of The Night Bonus.
Here are the full results:

Main Card 

Rafael dos Anjos  Def  Donald Cerrone Via TKO (strikes) 1:06 Round One

Alistair Overeem Def Junior Dos Santos Via TKO (punches) 4:43 Round Two

Nate Diaz  Def  Michael Johnson Via 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Karolina Kowalkiewicz  Def  Randa Markos Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27

Preliminary Card 

Charles Oliveira Def Myles Jury  Via Guillotine Choke 3:05 Round One

Nate Marquardt Def C.B. Dollaway Via KO 0:28 Round Two

Valentina Shevchenko Def Sarah Kaufman Via Split Decision 29-28 28-29 29-28

Tamdan McCrory  Def Josh Samman  Via 4:10 Traiangle Choke Round Three

Nik Lentz Def  Danny Castillo 29-28, 28-29, 30-27 Split Decision

Jim Alers  vs. Cole Miller decalred a No Contest at 1:44 Round Two Via Dr Stoppage (accidental eye poke)

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)

Kamaru Usman Def Leon Edwards Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 30-27, 29-28

Vicente Luque Def Hayder Hassan Via Anaconda Choke 2:13 Round One

Francis Ngannous Def Luiz Henrique Via KO 2:53 Round Two

Bonuses

FOTN

Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson

POTN

Vicente Luque

Rafael dos Anjos

UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos 154.5 lbs, Cerrone 154.5 lbs Weigh-in Results


UFC on FOX 17 comes from Orlando Saturday 19th December. The main event is a lightweight championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone.  In the co-main event Junior dos Santos battles Alistair Overeem in a heavyweight clash.

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Before we can get to the fights ahead we have to make sure they’re all on course to make weight.

Here are the full weigh-in results:

Main Card 

Rafael dos Anjos (154.5 lbs) vs. Donald Cerrone (154.5 lbs)
Junior Dos Santos (239 lbs) vs. Alistair Overeem (243 lbs)
Nate Diaz (156 lbs) vs. Michael Johnson (155.5 lbs)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz (114.5 lbs) vs. Randa Markos (116 lbs)

Preliminary Card 

Myles Jury (146 lbs) vs. Charles Oliveira (150 .5 lbs)*
C.B. Dollaway (185.5 lbs) vs. Nate Marquardt (186 lbs)
Sarah Kaufman (136 lbs) vs. Valentina Shevchenko (134 lbs)
Tamdan McCrory (185 lbs) vs. Josh Samman (186 lbs)
Danny Castillo *(158 lbs) vs. Nik Lentz (156 lbs)
Jim Alers (145 lbs) vs. Cole Miller (146 lbs)

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)

Leon Edwards (171 lbs) vs. Kamaru Usman (171 lbs)
Hayder Hassan (170 lbs) vs. Vicente Luque (171 lbs)
Luiz Henrique (248 lbs) vs. Francis Ngannou (254 lbs)

*Have 1 hour to make weight

UFC Fight Night 64 – Krakow full results: Gabriel Gonzaga Vs. Mirko Cro Cop 2


UFC Fight Night 64 came from Krakow in Poland for the first time in UFC history where Mirko Cro Cop avenged his loss against Gabriel Gonzaga in the third round by way of TKO.

Cro Cop came back from being in danger in rounds one and two, to throw some heavy damaging elbows that set up the ending of an onslaught of vicious ground and pound that sealed the ‘revenge’ deal at the 3 minute 30 second mark of round three.

Mirko Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga  UFC Fight Night Krakow
Mirko Cro Cop vs. Gabriel Gonzaga UFC Fight Night Krakow

Here are the official results:

Mirko Cro Cop Def Gabriel Gonzaga  Via TKO 3 mins 30 secs Round Three

Mirko Cro Cop Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow
Mirko Cro Cop Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow

Jimi Manuwa Def Jan Blachowicz Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 29-28

Jimi Manuwa Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow
Jimi Manuwa Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow

Pawel Pawlak Def Sheldon Westcott Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Maryna Moroz Def Joanne Calderwood  Via Armbar 1 min 30 secs Round One

Maryna Moroz Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow
Maryna Moroz Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow

Preliminary Card 

Leon Edwards Def Seth Baczynski Via KO 0.08 Seconds Round One

Leon Edwards Winning  UFC Fight Night  Krakow
Leon Edwards Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow

Bartosz Fabinski  Def Garreth McLellan Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

Sergio Moraes Def Mickael Lebout Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-28

Yaotzin Meza Def Damian Stasiak Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 29-28, 29-28

Yaotzin Meza Winning  UFC Fight Night Krakow
Yaotzin Meza Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow

Anthony Hamilton Def Daniel Omielanczuk Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 29-28, 29-27

Aleksandra Albu Def Izabela Badurek Via Guillotine Choke 3 mins 34 secs Round Two

Stevie Ray Def Marcin Bandel Via TKO 1 min 35 Secs Round Two

Aleksandra Albu Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow
Aleksandra Albu Winning UFC Fight Night Krakow

Taylor Lapilus Def Rocky Lee Via Unanimous Decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27

FOTN BONUS

Mirko Cro Cop Vs. Gabriel Gonzaga

POTN 

Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards

Mary a Moroz

$50,000 Each 

UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In Results


For the first time in UFC history, Fight Night 64 comes live from Krakow in Poland. Headlining the card is a rematch of Gabriel Gonzaga, for whom was made famous when he won via head kick KO of Mirko Cro Cop back in 2007 on UFC 70, which remains one of MMA’s most shocking finishes. In the co-main event we have England’s own Jimi Manuwa who is set to face Poland’s Jan Blachowicz in the light heavyweight division. Also we have Scotland’s Joanne Calderwood who takes on Maryna Moroz in a Strawweight showdown.

Before we get to the fights we have to make sure everyone is on weight.

Here are the results:

Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Mirko Cross Cop UFC Fight Night Krakow Face Off
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Mirko Cross Cop UFC Fight Night Krakow Face Off

Main Card 

Gabriel Gonzaga (255 lbs) vs. Mirko Cro Cop (232 lbs)

Gabriel Gonzaga UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In
Gabriel Gonzaga UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In

Mirko Cro Cop UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In
Mirko Cro Cop UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In

Jimi Manuwa (206 lbs) vs. Jan Blachowicz (204 lbs)

Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz UFC Fight Night Krakow Face Off
Jimi Manuwa vs. Jan Blachowicz UFC Fight Night Krakow Face Off

Jimi Manuwa UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In
Jimi Manuwa UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In

Pawel Pawlak (169 lbs) vs. Sheldon Westcott (169 lbs)
Joanne Calderwood (115 lbs) vs. Maryna Moroz (115 lbs)

Joanne Calder wood Vs.  Maryna Moroz UFC Fight Night Krakow Face Off
Joanne Calder wood Vs. Maryna Moroz UFC Fight Night Krakow Face Off

Preliminary Card 

Seth Baczynski (170 lbs) vs. Leon Edwards (170 lbs)

Leon 'Rocky' Edwards  UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In
Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In

Bartosz Fabinski (184 lbs) vs. Garreth McLellan (184 lbs)
Sergio Moraes (171 lbs) vs. Mickael Lebout (169 lbs)
Damian Stasiak (145 lbs) vs. Yaotzin Meza (146 lbs)
Daniel Omielanczuk (243 lbs) vs. Anthony Hamilton (259 lbs)
Izabela Badurek** (117 lbs) vs. Aleksandra Albu (114 lbs)
Marcin Bandel (154 lbs) vs. Stevie Ray (155 lbs)

Marcus Banded vs. Stevie Ray UFC Fight Night Krakow Face off
Marcus Banded vs. Stevie Ray UFC Fight Night Krakow Face off

Stevie Ray UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In
Stevie Ray UFC Fight Night Krakow Weigh-In

Taylor Lapilus (144 lbs) vs. Rocky Lee (145 lbs)

** Izabela Badurek has 1 hour to lose 1 lb to make weight.

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.

 

BAMMA 15 WEIGH-IN RESULTS AND PICTURES


thompson face off

 

Friday 4th April ,it was time for all PRO BAMMA 15 fighters to weigh in:

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

OLI THOMPSON  (236.6) VS. GRIZM SELMANI (257.6)

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LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

COLIN FLETCHER (156.2)  VS. TONY HERVEY (155)

fletcher on own weigh infletcher face off

BAMMA WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

TOM DUQUESNOY (144.6)  VS. TEDDY VIOLET (145)

violet face offviolet on own weigh in

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

WAYNE MURRIE (168.8)  VS. LEON EDWARDS(170.4) *(169.6) on 2nd attempt

murrie on own weigh inmurrie face offedwards making weight behind a towel

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

HARRY MCLEMAN (184.4) VS. ANDY DE-VENT (184.4)

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WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

RYAN SCOPE  (170.6) VS. ALI ARISH (168.20

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FLYWEIGHT BOUT

RANY SAADEH  (125.8) VS. MAHMOOD BESHARATE (125.8)

rany face off

RICHARD EDWARDS  (145.) VS. ANDY CRAVEN (146.6) ** ON 2ND ATTEMPT A % OF FIGHT PURSE TO BE GIVEN TO HIS OPPONENT WHO HAS ACCEPTED THE FIGHT.

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

JACK GRANT (153.) VS. JEFFERSON GEORGE ( 154.8)

jefferson face off

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

NATHAN JONES  (167.6)  VS. ALEX MONTAGNANI ( 168.4)

nathan jones own weigh in nathan jones face off

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

NATHANIEL WOOD (134.6)  VS. ED ARTHUR (135.5)

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

BENNY CARR  ( 170.6) VS. JACEK TOCZYDLOWSKI  (170.6)

carr own weigh in carr face off

 

* Leon Edwards made weight on his 2nd attempt.

** Andy Craven failed to make weight, therfore forefits a percentage of his purse to his opponent Richard Edwards and the fight has been agreed to still go ahead.

Here is how to watch TONIGHT LIVE on FACEBOOK Saturday April 5th.

How to watch BAMMA 15:

To watch LIVE like the BAMMA Facebook page HERE

Step 2 – Click LIKE

Step 3 – Click tab named ‘BAMMA 15 Prelims’

Step 4 – Click tab named ‘BAMMA 15 Main Card’

BAMMA 15 Prelims start at 7:00pm with the Main Card following at 9:00pm.

 

You can join the conversation on Twitter at @BAMMAUK

 

 

 

BAMMA 15 STREAMS LIVE WORLDWIDE ON FACEBOOK, NEW DEAL WITH ESPN3 (USA), FULL FIGHT CARD DETAILS, HOW TO WATCH


 

BAMMA 15 Facebook Announcment

BAMMA 15 is to be streamed live from London’s Copper Box Arena this Saturday 5th April, giving both UK and international fans worldwide the opportunity to watch BAMMA live for the first time on Facebook.

The preliminaries stream live globally from 19:00pm GMT; while the main card will be exclusively streamed in the UK and to countries with no current BAMMA TV deal, extending the promotion’s reach into new territories.

The BAMMA 15 main card will broadcast on the following international television channels between 21:00 GMT and 23:00 GMT: ESPN 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 and Transylvania Media In Romania. Please check regional TV listings for further information.

How to watch BAMMA 15:

To watch LIVE like the BAMMA Facebook page HERE

Step 2 – Click LIKE

Step 3 – Click tab named ‘BAMMA 15 Prelims’

Step 4 – Click tab named ‘BAMMA 15 Main Card’

BAMMA 15 Prelims start at 7:00pm with the Main Card following at 9:00pm.

You can join the conversation on Twitter at @BAMMAUK

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Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a newly inked deal with ESPN3 in the USA and its territories.

BAMMA 15 will be carried live on ESPN3 from the UK’s iconic Copper Box Arena on 5th April, as London’s Olympic Park re-opens to the public.

ESPN3 is ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network available to more than 85 million U.S. homes nationwide at no addition cost to fans who receive their high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider. It is accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and streamed on televisions through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members, Apple TV and Roku. The network is also accessible at no cost to approximately 21 million college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers, smartphones and tablets connected to on-campus educational and on-base military broadband and Wi-Fi networks.

BAMMA’s Managing Director, Ashley Bothwell, said:

“We’re elated about this deal which sees European MMA’s reach extended on the other side of the Atlantic and we’re honoured to be working with such a leading sports brand as ESPN. There’s so much talent coming up through the ranks in the UK and in Europe, and BAMMA fighters are risk-takers renowned for bringing the fight and leaving it all on the line. BAMMA is all about exciting, entertaining match-ups between dedicated and passionate athletes, and favours colourful personalities. ESPN’s American fight fans will now get to enjoy the very British flavour of MMA that BAMMA brings”

Follow @ESPN3 & @BAMMAUK on Twitter

 

BAMMA 15 IS BROADCAST ON ESPN 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.

BAMMA is brought to you in Association with:
Lonsdale & Sports Direct – The Official Equipment Partners of BAMMA
Safe MMA – Independent British Medical Organisation

 

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Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion presents BAMMA 15 at London’s Copper Box Arena this Saturday 5th April as the iconic Olympic Park re-opens to the public. Tickets are on sale from £25 at http://www.kililive.com/artists/Bamma

 

See below for the full, finalised BAMMA 15 Fight Card. Click on fights for more information.

 

BAMMA 15 FIGHT CARD

 

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

OLI THOMPSON VS. GRIZM SELMANI

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

COLIN FLETCHER VS. TONY HERVEY

BAMMA WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

TOM DUQUESNOY VS. TEDDY VIOLET

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

WAYNE MURRIE VS. LEON EDWARDS

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

HARRY MCLEMAN VS. ANDY DE-VENT

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

RYAN SCOPE VS. ALI ARISH

FLYWEIGHT BOUT

RANY SAADEH VS. MAHMOOD BESHARATE

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

RICHARD EDWARDS VS. ANDY CRAVEN

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

JACK GRANT VS. JEFFERSON GEORGE

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

NATHAN JONES VS. ALEX MONTAGNANI

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

NATHANIEL WOOD VS. ED ARTHUR

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

BENNY CARR VS. JACEK TOCZYDLOWSKI

 

WAYNE MURRIE VS. LEON ‘ROCKY’ EDWARDS ADDED TO BAMMA 15 WELTERWEIGHT TITLE FIGHT


Edwards vs Murrie

It has just been announced that Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce a British Welterweight title fight to the BAMMA 15 card, as Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards challenges reigning champion, Wayne Murrie.

BAMMA 15 takes place at the Copper Box in London’s Olympic Park on 5th April.

Fighting out of Doncaster’s Ludus Magnus, Wayne ‘The Caveman’ Murrie boasts a record of 17-5-1 and the BAMMA British Welterweight belt. BAMMA 13 saw Murrie win the championship against Michael Johnson via Rear Naked Choke in just 3:23, gaining him his 13th 1st round victory. 59% of his wins have come via Submission and 29% by TKO/ KO, while Murrie has also proved he can go the distance against some of the best. Murrie comes from a decorated Thai-boxing background

Rising talent Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards has never been beaten. With a professional MMA record of 5-1-0 achieved since 2011 and an Amateur record of 7-0-0, Edwards’ sole loss came via disqualification for an illegal knee. Edwards debuted at BAMMA for BAMMA 11 with a victory over Jonathan Bilton via TKO, just 1:11 in to round 2. He then clinched a Submission win at BAMMA 13 when he defeated Adam Bousif via Arm-Triangle choke. Edwards returned for BAMMA 14 where he notably devastated striker Wendle Lewis at 1:20 into the 1st round. With a 60% KO/TKO victory rate, Rocky Edwards has been cited among British talent to watch in 2014 by Fighters Only magazine. Edwards fights out of Birmingham’s UTC.

You can follow @WMurrie and @RockyUtc on Twitter

BAMMA Press Release

Photo Credit via BAMMA