Fight Network Presents BAMMA 14 LIVE this Saturday, Dec. 14, at 4 p.m. ET

Dec 13, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Toronto - Fight Network, the worlds premier 24/7 television channel dedicated to complete coverage of combat sports, presents a live broadcast of BAMMA 14 from Birminghams LG Arena this Saturday, December 14, at 4 p.m. ET.

In the main event, British bad boy Paul Daley brings his explosive power as he is set to face Brazilian veteran Romario Manoel da Silva.

Renowned as one of MMA's most dangerous and exciting strikers, Daley returns to fight for BAMMA for a third time with a current record of 33-12-2. Daley previously headlined BAMMA 5, demolishing YuyaShirai in just 1:46, while BAMMA 7 saw him defeat Jordan Radev by decision. Fighting predominantly internationally since, including Strikeforce and Bellator, Daley is now exclusively signed to BAMMA in the U.K.

Hailing from Brazil and fighting out of the Blackzilians camp, Da Silva has made regular appearances for Shooto Brazil and Jungle Fight in his home country, as well as recent appearances in the U.S. on Legacy and Shark Fights events. Da Silva holds a record of 23-10-1 and he has demonstrated his ability to dominate no matter where the fight goes. Da Silva is looking to leverage his experience to become a name within the sport while he's still in his prime and he sees a fight for BAMMA as a significant step on that path.

In other action, TUF: The Smashes runner-up Colin Fletcher is set to challenge new BAMMA lightweight champion Mansour Barnaoui for the title.

Touted as one of the world's hottest unsigned competitors in the lightweight division, Barnaoui fights out of Team Magnum in Paris, with a current record of 10-2 and his two losses via decision. The French Tunisian stunned Curt Warburton at BAMMA 13 when he stopped him via TKO in just 4:08. The new champion wasted no time in calling out BAMMA's exclusively signed Colin Fletcher to challenge him for the title.

Sunderlands Fletcher returned to BAMMA from the UFC at BAMMA 13, defeating Welsh talent Tim Newman to bring his record up to 9-3. Fletcher became instantly renowned for his 'evil clown' walk-outs and spikey aggression in the cage. Fletcher returned at BAMMA 9 where he clinched a compelling victory over Jason Ball before entering the TV show contest, The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes. His one post-TUF fight with the UFC saw him go the distance with Mike Ricci at UFC 158: St-Pierre vs. Diaz. Following a return to form at BAMMA 13, Fletcher will be looking sustain a winning streak following his derailing of Newman.

Elsewhere on the card, Max Nunes drops in weight for his first fight in the middleweight division against Ion Pascu.

A short notice replacement for BAMMA middleweight champion Scott Askham, Nunes returns from his first career loss at light heavyweight against Jason Jones for the BAMMA title. Prior to that, the London-based Swede was undefeated with a professional MMA record of 11-0 with his first eight victories secured within the first 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 career loss.

The RomanianPascu hails from Bucharest and fights out of the Ministry of Martial Arts and Golden Glory with a professional record of 7-3. Renowned for his dangerous knockouts, around 50% of his MMA victories have also been scored by TKO. Pascu has fought across various European and British promotions. He is now on a three-fight winning streak, which includes a stunning first-round knockout of Jack Marshman at BAMMA 13.

Rounding out the main card live on Fight Network, Jimmy Wallhead returns to face French welterweight Florent Betorangal.

Wallhead is classed among the U.K.s mixed martial arts elite. Active professionally since 2005 in both the middleweight and welterweight divisions, the Leicester standout debuted at BAMMA 7 in 2011, where he defeated MMA legend Frank Trigg. Following a knockout demolition of Joey Villasenor at BAMMA 8, Wallhead returned on an exclusive U.K. multi-fight deal to defeat former UFC contender Matt Veach at BAMMA 12 earlier this year. His shot for the BAMMA welterweight title was thwarted at BAMMA 13 by U.S. veteran Eddy Ellis in a controversial judges decision that left him reeling. The fight saw Wallhead break both Ellis's jaw and his own hand in the opening minutes.

At 30 years of age, Betorangal is one year older than his opponent and debuted professionally in 2007, with a background in taekwondo. Training out of Parabellum Combat Club in Paris, France, Betorangal has scored a 14-7 record over his career with the lion’s share of his conquests via submission.

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