• BAMMA 11: Six fights confirmed for Birmingham NIA on Dec. 1

  • B11 Poster 02sm BAMMA 11: Six fights confirmed for Birmingham NIA on Dec. 1During the past week BAMMA announced six new bouts for their BAMMA 11 event which is set to take place at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena on Dec. 1.

    The six fights confirmed for the event are Chris Douglas vs. Yannick Bahati, James Doolan vs. Spencer Hewitt, Linton Vassell vs. Jason Jones, Richie Downes vs. Jeremy Petley, Jonny Bilton vs. Leon Edwards and Warren Kee faces Tom Breese for the BAMMA Lonsdale British Welterweight Title.

    BAMMA officials announced all of the bouts this past week via official press release.

    Undefeated Chris Douglas last fought at SFC 7 in August, where he scored a first round TKO victory over Victor Peixoto. Prior to that he defeated Chris Kernaghan via first round submission at SFC 4 in November 2011. Chris will no doubt look to extend his winning streak to five with a big performance against Bahati.

    Fighting out of Birmingham’s UTC gym, Yannick Bahati brings a boxing background and a 2-0-0 MMA record to the BAMMA cage. With a Middleweight title shot at Fight UK in the run up to BAMMA 11, Bahati may also be stepping into the fight a champion. Renowned for sharp head-kicks, flying knees and a killer kimura, Douglas will have dangerous arsenal to contend with.

    Hailing from Scotland’s Dinky Ninjas, James Doolan has notched up a record of 16-8-0 and 4 different British MMA titles since debuting in 2003. Originally coming from a stand up back ground, in which he won Scottish and British championships in Kickboxing and Muay Thai, Doolan took to Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in 2002 before embarking on his Pro MMA career. Doolan has clocked up an impressive array of first round finishes, but more recently struggled to dominate against international talent.

    MMA Terror Squad’s Spencer Hewitt has a professional MMA record of 9-3-0 and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu brown-belt to boot. He has additionally notched up two UK title belts at Flyweight and at Bantamweight. Most renowned for his ground game and lethal Rear Naked Choke, Hewitt last year demonstrated his knock out power when he finished upcoming talent Cory Tait within 10 seconds of round 1.

    With a fight record of 10-3-1, Linton “The Swarm” Vassell brings just 4 years professional experience to the BAMMA cage, in which time he’s torn his way through a plethora of opponents earning two British titles, plus medals that include a Gold in the 2010 NOGI British Open Championships. With a spate of first round finishes and TKO victories, Vassell is known for his aggressive style.

    Jason “The Villain” Jones fights out of Golden Glory, Holland, with a record of 18-9-0. Debuting in 2004, the Judo blackbelt carved his reputation across many notable mixed martial arts organisations including M-1 Global, Shooto, K-1, King of the Cage, Deep and United Glory. Jones first entered the BAMMA cage at BAMMA 9 where he stopped Przemyslaw Mysiala with cuts in the first round.

    London Fight Factory’s Jeremy Petley returns to the BAMMA cage on the back of a three fight winning streak and a record of 8-4-0. Formidable wherever the fight goes, BAMMA 10 saw Petley score an impressive, Rear-Naked Choke win against Dyson Roberts that wowed fans.

    Richie Downes (7-1-0-2) has remained undefeated since his 2007 debut, when he lost against the to-be BAMMA Lightweight Champ, Rob Sinclair. Coming off 7 consecutive wins, the Kaobon fighter has cut down opponents with both submissions and strikes.

    Sunderland’s Jonny Bilton, has a professional MMA record of 2-1-0 plus a string of victories at Semi-Pro that saw him win the Total Combat Semi-Pro European title. Both of Bilton’s professional wins have come in the first round and none of his fights have made it past the second, with the bulk of them via submission.

    20 year old Birmingham fighter, Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards, also comes with a Professional MMA record of 2-1-0, having been undefeated at Amateur and Semi-Pro over 7 fights.The one loss on his record comes from a DQ.

    Birmingham homeboy, Tom Breese, is one of the UK’s most exciting Welterweight prospects. The 20 year old BAMMA fighter stands undefeated with a Pro record of 5-0-0, in which he has stopped all his opponents within two rounds; and has previous Amateur stats of 8-0-0. A nightmare for any opponent on the ground, Breese finished all his fights by Submission until he took Mark Tucker down with knees at BAMMA 9. Breese’s BAMMA 10 bout with replacement Jack Magee saw him execute a ruinous triangle win in the first round.

    Team Tsunami’s Warren ‘Relentless’ Kee comes with a record of 7-1-1 and the majority of his wins via 1st or 2nd round TKO. Kee is known for a devastating style in which he likes to grind his opponents down with “elbows, foot stomps and relentless pressure”.

    The BAMMA 11 card so far:

    - Warren Kee vs. Tom Breese (BAMMA Welterweight Title)
    - Jonny Bilton vs. Leon Edward
    - Richie Downes vs. Jeremy Petley
    - Linton Vassell vs. Jason Jones
    - James Doolan vs. Spencer Hewitt
    - Chris Douglas vs. Yannick Bahati

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    Jay Cee – The MMA Review


    *This is an official BAMMA press release. A press release is an announcement of an event, performance, or other newsworthy item that is issued to the press.