Date: Saturday- December 10, 2011
Time: 4 pm ET (LIVE on HDNet), 10 pm ET (replay on HDNet)
Location: Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England- U.K.
We are proud to announce the full fight card for BAMMA 8 taking 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 Sweden’s Diego Gonzalez 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 Diego Gonzalez 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?”
Main Fight Card: (aired on HDNet)
- Jimi Manuwa vs. Antony Rea
- Joey Villasenor vs. Jim Wallhead
- Diego Gonzalez vs. Andre Winner (World Lightweight Title Eliminator)
- Paul McVeigh vs. Erik Perez
- Champ Jack Marshman vs. Leeroy Barnes (for Lonsdale British Middleweight Title)
- Marc Godbeer vs. Jason Jones
- Tim Newman vs. Curt Warburton
- Colin Fletcher vs. David Round
- Dean Amasinger vs. Danny Mitchell
- Tom Breese vs. Qasim Shafiq
- Christian Holley vs. Lee Taylor
- Brent Crawley vs. Mark Platts
- Brian Hyslop vs. Ian Malone