Baroni Meets Returning Ewin in BAMMA 6 Middleweight Bout

By Mike Whitman Apr 8, 2011
Phil Baroni will return to action for the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts on May 21, when the “New York Bad Ass” squares off against former Cage Rage champion Matt Ewin (Pictured) in a middleweight duel at BAMMA 6.

Sherdog.com confirmed the matchup with a source close to the promotion on Friday, as well as an additional middleweight contest pitting Mauricio Rua training partner Joao Paulo de Souza against Valentino Petrescu. BAMMA 6 will emanate from Wembley Arena in London and will be headlined by a middleweight title affair pitting Pride veteran Murilo Rua against reigning champion Tom “Kong” Watson.

Baroni, 34, was last seen earning a hard-fought unanimous decision against Nick Nolte at Titan Fighting Championships 17 on March 25. The win was Baroni’s first in over two years, as the veteran was recently bounced from his second run with the UFC after suffering back-to-back losses to Amir Sadollah and Brad Tavares. Known for his hand speed and knockout power, Baroni currently trains at the vaunted American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, Calif.

Recently released from a jail sentence stemming from his involvement in a cocaine trafficking ring, Ewin will see his first action in more than three years against Baroni. Prior to his hiatus from fighting, the Englishman had won four consecutive contests and six of his last seven dating back to 2006. The Gloucester-based “Hardest” holds over half of his career victories by submission.
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