The team at BAMMA are teasing us. They’re drip feeding awesomeness day by day. It started off with the announcement of McDermott vs Wolf and Hallam vs Bahati on Monday; followed on Tuesday by a raft of zingers, headlined by Brazier vs Gahadza for the Welterweight Lonsdale Title. This has continued throughout the week, culminating in today when they’ve they’ve given the fans yet more revelations for the May 12th card.
As the dust begins to settle from Alex Lohore’s seismic victory over Colin Fletcher at BAMMATOR Belfast last weekend, a number of fighters are taking a very close look at the changing demographic at the top of the BAMMA welterweight division; none more so than contender Terry Brazier.
When looking at a promotion from the outside, the one thing you always want to see is progression. I don’t mean the stratospheric type all too evident in the brief history of UKMMA; I mean the general, sensible type, which demonstrates improvement show-on-show. Right now Golden Ticket are displaying all of the right attributes to fall on the right side of history, and the event they’re hosting on February 25th only goes to confirm that.
Tonight the heat in the BAMMA welterweight division turned up a few notches as championship contender Mr Bag & Tag, Nathan Jones, effectively called out three of his main competitors in one go.
Words by Beccy Davies
Images by Marc Moggridge
As Brett recently announced his retirement, the team at Addicted.OTR thought it quite fitting to pay a small tribute to this quiet, humble fighter who happened to hit any opponent with a strike likened to a ten-tonne truck. As both Marc and I have had the pleasure of working with Brett on BAMMA, we know how he doesn’t like a fuss, so we shall make a small one, just this once.
Turning 30 is a seminal point in the lives of many. It’s the time when your youth is truly over and life starts to look very different. BAMMA welterweight standout Nathan Jones hit this milestone a mere 2 days ago.
Continuing on from their earlier announcement on Bloody Elbow, London-based promotion Warrior Fight Series have exclusively revealed that they’ve signed another mouth-watering bout for their March 25th event.
Time waits for no man, and Budo Fighting Championships CEO Chris Clarke seems to be in a big hurry to go places. After this week’s seismic announcement that Budo FC would be introducing full medicals, including MRI’s to their events, fully funded by Budo; they’ve now exclusively revealed to Addicted OTR that they’re stepping up the game in their second foray to Wales.
On Monday London based promotion Warrior Fight Series broke the news of their impending return, confirming that they’ll be again taking up residence in their historic York Hall home on March 25th 2017. After six action-packed shows, the team took a sabbatical as CEO/Owner Harry Shoebridge and his fiancée added to their young family in the summer. However, with new baby George safely delivered the main man is back in the saddle and bringing us more top notch MMA to enjoy.
On October 18th news filtered out of BAMMA towers, announcing details of their latest raft of signings. The European promotional juggernaut had signed Brian Moore, Jai Herbert, Dominic Wooding and Terry Brazier to multi-fight deals. This was then followed up 24-hours later with the seismic revelation that BAMMA 27 wouldn’t be the sole event at the 3Arena, Dublin on December 16th; they’re working in conjunction with global MMA powerhouse Bellator, who are running show number 169, headlined by King Mo Lawal vs Satoshi Ishii, on the same night.