PROFESSIONAL FIGHT CARD FOR BAMMA 16: DALEY VS FERNANDES WITH JAMES BRAY VS SAM FERGUSON ADDED TO PRELIMINARIES

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Updated: August 26, 2014

SATURDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2014

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BAMMA is brought to you in Association with:

Lonsdale & Sports Direct – The Official Equipment Partners of BAMMA

Safe MMA – Independent British Medical Organisation

London. August 26th, 2014 – Flagship European Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, has completed the professional card for “BAMMA 16: Daley vs. Fernandes” with the signing of an opening Welterweight clash between James Bray and Sam Ferguson. With Amateur fights still to be announced, the event takes place at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse on 13th September. Tickets are on sale at http://bit.ly/1xZ6u2g.

Headlined by the notorious Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley against Brazilian Igor Fernandes, BAMMA 16 also presents 3 title fights: Mansour Barnaoui returns to defend the World Lightweight belt from American Michael Brightmon; Tom Duquesnoy faces challenger Ashleigh Grimshaw for the BAMMA World Featherweight title; while explosive Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards faces Shaun Taylor to defend the BAMMA Lonsdale British Welterweight title.

Other names of note include TUF star and Ronda Rousey training partner, Mike Wootten; and debuting Commonwealth Games bronze medallist, Mike Grundy, alongside a host of UK talent.

The latest preliminary bout to be added pits James Bray (0-1) against Sam Ferguson (1-1). “Ruthless” James Bray hails from Anglesea in Wales and fights out of Pound MMA in Bangor and Brindley MMA in Runcorn. He lost his first professional fight to the heavily more experienced Ant Davis. Sam Ferguson has been competing since 2008 (at Amateur level), fighting out of Team Colosseum in Bolton. He scored a 1:26 TKO victory in his Professional debut, to be outstripped by the more established Dan Rushworth in his following fight.

See below for the full professional fight card for BAMMA 16:

BAMMA 16 PROFESSIONAL FIGHT CARD
WELTERWEIGHT BOUT
PAUL ‘SEMTEX’ DALEY VS. IGOR ‘CHATUBINHA’ FERNANDES

BAMMA WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

MANSOUR BARNAOUI VS. MIKE BRIGHTMON

BAMMA WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
TOM DUQUESNOY VS. ASHLEIGH GRIMSHAW

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
LEON EDWARDS VS. SHAUN TAYLOR

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT
MIKE WOOTTEN VS. ANTOINE GALLINARO

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

SHAY WALSH VS. PAUL REED

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

ALEXEI ROBERTS VS. JACK GRANT

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

JEFFERSON GEORGE VS. MARC DIAKIESE

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

ANDY CRAVEN VS. GREG SEVERS

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT

ANTHONY PHILLIPS VS. MIKE GRUNDY

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

JAMES BRAY VS. SAM FERGUSON

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Press Information:

· For press enquiries contact izzy@bamma.com or on 07984 936 219

· High res photos and post-fight interview videos available on request

· Interviews available on request

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ABOUT BAMMA:

BAMMA is Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts organization. Broadcast on 5* and Channel 5 in the UK, BAMMA draws unprecedented domestic viewing figures, whilst internationally it is televised across the globe. Both nurturing grassroots talent into international stars and attracting elite fighters from around the world, BAMMA aims to showcase exciting and entertaining fights between the toughest and most skilled competitors. Launched in June 2009, 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. www.bamma.com

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 SPORTSDIRECT.COM:

SportsDirect.com was founded as a single store in Maidenhead as Mike Ashley Sports in 1982 and has now grown to become not only the UK’s largest sports retailer, but the UK’s number one sports retailer. TheSportsDirect.com retail group currently has over 470 stores including SportsDirect.com, Field and Trek, Hargreaves Sports, Gilesports and Donnay International stores. We also have stores in Ireland, Belgium, France, Portugal, Holland and Slovenia.

From the local SportsDirect.com high street store to the famous Lillywhites store in London’s Piccadilly Circus, there is a sure to be a SportsDirect.com store right on your doorstep, offering in incredible choice of football boots, running shoes, football kits, fitness clothing and much

Made by famous brands such as Nike, adidas, Reebok, Umbro, Karrimor, Lonsdale, Dunlop and Slazenger, the clothing, sports wear and sports gear will not only help you train and improve in your chosen sport or activity whether you are a beginner or a professional, but our exceptional value will mean you can get more for your money! You can keep fit, socialise or simply enjoy yourself wearing the clothing and footwear fromSportsDirect.com.

SportsDirect.com will continue to push to offer the best service possible as well as a expanding the already vast range of footwear, sportswear and fashion items. As we continue to offer excellent value on sports equipment, clothing and sportswear, we are always pleased to hear from our customers.

For further information on the SportsDirect.com retail group, visit the SportsDirect.com Corporate site.

ABOUT Safe MMA:

SAFE MMA is a voluntary medical advisory body established to improve the safety of MMA fighters in the UK and is housed at 76 Harley Street in London. Under the Safe MMA banner, the medical centre provides a secure, centralised and confidential database for fighter medical records; and coordinates affordable, standardised blood and medical tests for all registered fighters. Member promotions commit to only using professional fighters that have been medically cleared by Safe MMA doctors. Additionally, member promotions provide pre and post-fight medical examinations for fighters at events. All medical data is submitted along with advisory suspensions to Safe MMA. For more information visit www.safemma.co.uk

Isobel Carnwath

Head of Communications

tel: 07984 936 219

twitter: @izzycarnwath

http://www.bamma.com

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