BAMMA PRESS RELEASE

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BAMMA is proud to announce:

 

Alex Reid

vs.

Sam Boo

for

 

BAMMA 11

 

·        SATURDAY 1st DECEMBER 2012

·        NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA, BIRMINGHAM UK

·        IN PARTNERSHIP WITH CHANNEL 5 IN THE UK

·        TICKETS FROM £25

 

Buy tickets here: http://bit.ly/iKuapN

 

 

Presented by:

GoDaddy.com

 

In Association with:

Lonsdale – The Official Equipment Partner of BAMMA

Ladbrokes – The Official Gaming Partner of BAMMA

 

BAMMA can now announce Alex Reid’s opponent for BAMMA  11 presented by GoDaddy.com, as Reid returns to the cage for a Middleweight Mixed Martial Arts bout on 1st December. The bout, which takes place at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, is set to feature on the televised main card and pits Alex against Sam Boo.

Alex Reid fights out of London Shootfighters with a record of 9 wins, 9 losses and 1 draw. With a twelve year Mixed Martial Arts career behind him, Reid has fought a catalogue of tough domestic and international opponents, including Tom Watson, Matt Ewin, Xavier Foupa-Pokam, Murilo Rua and Jorge Rivera. He also holds a kickboxing win over John Maguire.  Reid’s MMA victories have come via KO, TKO and submission, while the majority of his losses have come via decision.  ‘The Reidernator’ was propelled into the mainstream limelight by his highly publicised relationship with celebrity Katie Price in 2009 and the reality TV show, Big Brother, which he won in 2010. His distance fight against Tom Watson the same year at BAMMA 4 drew  a UK TV audience of 895,000 to make it the most viewed domestic MMA broadcast ever. Against a rising celebrity profile, it also earned Reid respect as a fighter with a huge heart in what is viewed by many as a legendary British bout.  Following a break from the cage, Alex Reid returns for BAMMA 11, presented by  GoDaddy.com, in a clash that sees him looking to work his way back up through the rankings.

Alex Reid said:

 “It’s been a long time and I’m itching to get back to fight again at BAMMA. First and foremost I’m a fighter. It’s always been at the heart of what I do.  I’ve drifted over the last couple of years and my name has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. It’s set me back in the sport I love and now I want to get in the headlines for the right reasons: Mixed Martial Arts brings me focus in my life.  I’m going to prove myself to BAMMA fans, as I proved two years ago when I was up against Tom Watson in the hardest fight of my life, that I have what it takes”.

Hailing from Southampton, Sam Boo walks into the fight with a professional record of 5-7-0 and his preferred method of stopping his opponent is via Guillotine Choke.  Boo will be looking to make his name by challenging Reid in the biggest fight of his career at BAMMA 11, presented byGoDaddy.com.

Boo said:

“I’m properly excited to get the opportunity to smash Alex Reid. I may have only been fighting for a couple of years professionally but already I’ve had almost as many fights as Alex and I’m young and in peak physical condition. Alex on the other hand hasn’t had a proper fight in two years. He’s been spending more time larging it up as a celebrity than in the gym and he’s out of shape. The fact Alex takes the fight against me rather than a bigger name shows he’s not got it anymore – and I welcome the opportunity to beat him up, because if you look at my fitness and where Alex is right now, I believe I’ve got a good chance. He may have been tough in the past but now the guy’s a joke.  I’d love nothing more than to put him in his place on national TV. “

BAMMA 11 FIGHT CARD

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

XAVIER FOUPA-POKAM VS. JACK MARSHMAN

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

LINTON VASSELL VS. JASON JONES

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

ALEX REID VS. SAM BOO

                                                                                                                                                                 

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

WARREN KEE  VS. TOM BREESE

 

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

STEVIE RAY VS. DALE HARDIMAN

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

KEVIN THOMPSON VS. MAX NUNES

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

MARCIN LAZARZ VS. SAM MENSAH

 

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

 JAMES DOOLAN VS. SPENCER HEWITT                                                

 

 LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

RICHIE DOWNES VS. JEREMY PETLEY

 

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

MARC ALLEN VS. KYLE REDFERN

 

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

ANDREW FISHER VS DIEGO VITAL

 

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

CHRIS DOUGLAS  VS. YANNICK BAHATI

 

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

DAVID FARYCKI VS. BRIAN CREIGTON

 

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

JONNY BILTON VS. LEON EDWARDS

 

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

THOMAS DENHAM VS  MIKE NEUN

 

About BAMMA: 

BAMMA (The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) is a premier European MMA organization that launched in June 2009 with the aim of delivering Mixed Martial Arts events that fully capture the entertainment and sporting prowess on display in the world’s fastest growing sport. To achieve this aim, BAMMA brought together a team of skilled individuals with a wealth of combined experience across Television Production, Event Organisation and Mixed Martial Arts.  BAMMA’s combination of arena sized venues, stunning fight cards and exceptional production values has led to BAMMA’s position as one of Europe’s most recognisable MMA brands. With a highly experienced team each BAMMA event always delivers a highly anticipated and unique Mixed Martial Arts experience.

ABOUT LONSDALE:

Firmly established as the leading brand of fight sports equipment and clothing, Lonsdale is steeped in over 50 years of fight history. From humble London origins the Lonsdale brand quickly became the hallmark of both boxing and MMA champions throughout the world, with its legendary quality and authenticity.

It is no coincidence fights legends Tom ‘Kong’ Watson, Muhammad Ali, “Marvellous” Marvin Hagler, Lennox Lewis, Mike Tyson, Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton have all trained and fought in Lonsdale.

About Go Daddy

Go Daddy is the world’s largest domain name provider, Web hosting provider and new SSL provider, focused on helping small businesses grow larger. Go Daddy provides dozens of cloud-based services and is the largest worldwide mass-market hosting provider by annual revenue according to Tier1 Research (Mass-Market Hosting Report-Winter 2011) and is the #1 provider of net-new SSL certificates for 2011, according to the Netcraft, LTD Secure Server Survey.  To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com/PR

 

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