NUNES REPLACES INJURED ASKHAM FOR BAMMA 14

Nov 22, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- 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 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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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

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