The UK’s Premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce that Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher is set to face Tim Newman in a Lightweight square off at BAMMA 13, which takes place at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena on 14th September.
Tickets are on sale at http://bit.ly/1bUZXbR.
Sunderland’s Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher has recently signed up to a multi-fight deal with BAMMA following a spell in the UFC. He competed on the TV show, 'The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes', and then at 'UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz' to go the distance with Mike Ricci concluding in a decision loss.
The Lonsdale sponsored fighter returns to BAMMA with a record of 8-3-0. Having made an instant impact on fans at BAMMA 8 for his scary clown attire and vicious fighting style, Fletcher last graced the BAMMA cage at BAMMA 9 when he scored a compelling victory against Jason Ball. Ball had come in fresh off a neck-to-neck boxing bout with Chris Eubank Jnr and the fight notably saw Submission specialist Fletcher out-strike the striker, picking him off with kicks for three rounds.
Newport’s Tim ‘Super Human’ Newman comes into the fight with a record of 10-3-0, comprising victories over respectable competition and losses against tough opponents. With wins by both Submission and Strikes (including Knock Out), and a record that boasts both first round finishes and the ability to go the distance, Newman is a well versed MMA athlete. Newman’s last appearance at BAMMA saw him lose on unanimous decision to BAMMA Lonsdale Lightweight champion, Curt Warburton ( ‘BAMMA 8: Manuwa vs Rea’). Newman currently sits at 9 in the UK MMA rankings, one place above Fletcher.
BAMMA’s Head of Talent Relations, Jude Samuel, said:
“The return of Colin will again inject some additional colour into the UK MMA Scene. His experience overseas will be a test for the experienced Newman who is on a win streak and has added some new skills to his game since last fighting on BAMMA. Tim will not be phased by 'La Cirque du Freakshow' and will make this a fight an epic battle. Freakshow looks to redeem his recent losses and Newman hopes to establish himself as a BAMMA main card draw and continue to rise in the UK rankings.”
BAMMA 13 will feature on Channel 5 and 5* in the UK; and will be televised on AXS-TV in the US, The Fight Network in Canada, Red Media in Russia, TV Esporte Interativo in Brazil and Setanta in Africa.
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