Max Nunes Replaces Injured Scott Askham At BAMMA 14

Max Nunes Replaces Injured Scott Askham At BAMMA 14

(November 18th 2013) BAMMA World Middleweight champion, Scott Askham, has been forced to withdraw from his BAMMA 14 title fight with Ion Pascu due to an injury which puts a pause on the title challenge. Stepping in to replace Askham is Max Nunes, as he drops in weight for his first fight in the Middleweight division. Nunes vs. Pascu takes place on 14th December as Europe's flagship Mixed Martial Arts show hits Birmingham's LG Arena. Tickets are on sale at http://fola.me/Ly8g5

Replacement Max 'Power' Nunes returns from his first career loss at Light Heavyweight against Jason Jones for the BAMMA World Light Heavyweight title. Prior to that the London based Swede was undefeated with a professional MMA record of 11-0-0 with his first eight victories secured within the 1st round. Quickly earning a reputation for athleticism and immense physical prowess, the former basketball player created waves internationally. His BAMMA 13 defeat at the hands of Jones was considered by many to be a major upset. BAMMA 14 marks Nunes' first fight in the Middleweight division as he looks to bounce back from his first ever loss.

Max Nunes said:

"I always intended to fight at Middleweight as I am not a big Light Heavyweight and previously did not cut any weight. I have always fought at my walk around weight. Ion is a very good striker and I have a lot of respect for him and I’m excited to be back fighting at BAMMA: I have a lot to prove. My last fight was my worst performance yet and I want the chance to showcase what I can really do."

In a statement to fans and to his opponent, Scott Askham said:

"I have never had to pull out of a fight in my whole career and have always fought through any slight injury. So, as I'm sure you'll appreciate, I am gutted; especially with this being the first defence of my BAMMA world title. I'd like to apologies to the fans and to my opponent; but rest assured I'll be back in 2014 stronger than ever. Finally I'd like to thank BAMMA for their understanding and wish them well for BAMMA 14 which is set to be an amazing event."

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BAMMA14

SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER 2013
LG ARENA, BIRMINGHAM
BUY TICKETS FROM £25: http://fola.me/Ly8g5

In Association with:
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BAMMA 14 FIGHT CARD

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT
PAUL DALEY VS ROMARIO MANOEL DA SILVA

WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE
COLIN FLETCHER VS MANSOUR BARNAOUI

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
MAX NUNES VS ION PASCU

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT
JIMMY WALLHEAD VS FLORENT BETORANGAL

BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
WAYNE MURRIE VS MICHAEL JOHNSON

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT
JAMES SAVILLE VS TOM DUQUESNOY

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT
WENDLE LEWIS VS LEON EDWARDS 

MIDDLEWEIGHT WEIGHT BOUT
HARRY MCLEMAN VS MATT HOWARD

FEATHERWEIGHT BOUT
ZI SHAH VS ANDY CRAVEN

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
TIM WILDE VS JEFFERSON GEORGE

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT
TIM MENZIES VS JAMES SAMUDA

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
MATT HALLAM VS CURTIS WIDNER

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT
BEN REES VS ED ARTHUR