BAMMA 8 Card Announced

BAMMA 8 takes place on Saturday December 10th at The Capital FM Arena in Nottingham. New signings, Jimi Manuwa and Antony Rea will face off in a Light Heavyweight contest, Jack Marshman will defend his Lonsdale British Middleweight title against Lee “Leeroy” Barnes and Paul McVeigh will make his BAMMA debut against Erik Perez.

Fresh off a decision win against Frank Trigg at BAMMA 7, Jimmy Wallhead will face Joey Villasenor in his long awaited BAMMA debut with Andre Winner taking on Finland’s Niko Puhakka in a World Lightweight Title eliminator fight.

UFC veteran Curt Warburton makes his BAMMA debut against Tim Newman, Golden Glory’s Jason Jones also joins BAMMA in a Light Heavyweight contest against the undefeated Mark Godbeer.

Dean Amasinger, Tom Breese and Chris Fishgold all make their BAMMA return by taking on Danny Mitchell, Qasim Shafiq and Colin Fletcher respectively. Opening the evening with be Brian Hyslop taking on Owen Gayle in a Bantamweight contest.

Jude Samuel, Matchmaker at BAMMA said “BAMMA 8 is a culmination of all the hard work we have put into the UK fighters over the past year. We see the return of Tom Breese, Tim Newman, Chris Fishgold and Jack Marshman defending his Lonsdale Middleweight title. An early possible fight of the night candidate, the lightweight showdown between Andre Winner and the talented Niko Puhakka who the BAMMA Lightweight champion Rob Sinclair has had eyes on to fight for a long time. Light Heavyweight prospect Marc Godbeer takes on his toughest test against one of Europe’s most talented Light Heavy weights in Jason Jones. And to top it all off the UK’s number one Light Heavyweight, undefeated Jimi Manuwa makes his BAMMA debut in front of a live global audience for the very first time as he takes on the Frenchman, Antony Rea. I’m excited! Are you?”

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