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September 3rd, 2014 - Officials for Flagship European Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, have confirmed a bonus fight for the preliminaries of "BAMMA 16: Daley vs. Da Rocha" in the form of Andy De Vent versus Roggy Lawson at Middleweight. See below for further details.
In other news, as revealed by the Mirror MMA earlier today, BAMMA World Lightweight champion, Mansour Barnaoui, has withdrawn from his BAMMA 16 title fight against Michael Brightmon due to a shoulder injury. It is hoped that the fight can be rescheduled for BAMMA 17 on 6th December.
Two further injuries have struck the Amateur preliminaries for BAMMA 16, rendering IMMAF Medallist Daniel Cassell and Lloyd Gellatly unable to compete in their bouts against Igor Puskarkis and Alex Cossey respectively.
BAMMA 16 takes place at Manchester's Victoria Warehouse on 13th September with tickets on sale at http://bit.ly/1w6V1fJ. See below for the full updated fight card for BAMMA 16.
ANDY DE VENT VS. ROGGY LAWSON
Andy 'Lion Paw' De-Vent holds a 10-9-0 professional MMA record, scored against solid competition
since 2010. De-Vent was on 4 fight winning streak and undefeated at Middleweight (7-0-0) until he met Harry McLeman to lose at BAMMA 15 in a match for the BAMMA Lonsdale British Middleweight title. Originally coming from a Thai boxing background, De-Vent now trains at his own Lions Paw MMA in Manchester. 40% of De-Vent's wins have been attained by KO/ TKO and 40% via Submission. Known for his heavy hands and his refusal to back down, De Vent holds the Pro British Middleweight title for Made 4 the Cage.
Fighting out of Snake Team in Épinay-sur-Seine in France, Roggy Lawson debuts at BAMMA with a 7-1 record since 2013. The first 7 of his fights were under French Pankration rules. His most recent took place in Germany on 10th May to earn him the ISKA European MMA title at 84.6 kg, after he scored a TKO victory over Imad Ahmad. Lawson has previously scored the majority of his wins via Submission.
BAMMA 16 FIGHT CARD
PAUL 'SEMTEX' DALEY VS. MARINHO MOREIRA DA ROCHA
BAMMA WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
TOM DUQUESNOY VS. ASHLEIGH GRIMSHAW
BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
LEON EDWARDS VS. SHAUN TAYLOR
MIKE WOOTTEN VS. ANTOINE GALLINARO
SHAY WALSH VS. PAUL REED
ALEXEI ROBERTS VS. JACK GRANT
JEFFERSON GEORGE VS. MARC DIAKIESE
ANDY CRAVEN VS. GREG SEVERS
ROGGY LAWSON VS. ANDY DE VENT
ANTHONY PHILLIPS VS. MIKE GRUNDY
JAMES BRAY VS. SAM FERGUSON
FLYWEIGHT AMATEUR BOUT
CALLUM MCVAY VS. JAVONNE MORRISON
LIGHTWEIGHT AMATEUR BOUT
JOE NARAYNSINGH VS. TIM BARNETT
FEATHERWEIGHT AMATEUR BOUT
ROB ZABITIS VS. JAMES WINSTANLEY
FEATHERWEIGHT AMATEUR BOUT
LARS ATKINS VS. JASON PETERSON