First Prelim Bouts Announced For BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions
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BAMMA, leaders in MMA sports entertainment and the home of European MMA, announce that the first four prelim bouts have been added to the 'BAMMA 23: Night Of Champions' lineup. The bouts are as follows:
Stuart 'He Man' Austin Vs. Paul 'Titan' Taylor (Heavyweight)
Tim 'The Serbian Yeti' Menzies Vs. 'Dirty' Harry Marple (Welterweight)
Nathaniel 'The Prospect' Wood Vs. 'The Big Bad Wolf' Bryan Creighton (Bantamweight)
Jay Butler Vs. Cameron 'Killacam' Else (Bantamweight)
Tickets on sale FRIDAY 21st August
Stuart 'He Man' Austin Vs. Paul 'Titan' Taylor (Heavyweight Bout)
Fresh from his victory over rising star Tom Aspinall at BAMMA 21, Stuart Austin (9-3) gets a chance to take his next step up the Heavyweight rankings against Paul Taylor. London based Austin changed fight camps to Team titan before his last fight, with immediate results. The strength and conditioning specialist is already deep into training and will be hoping that a dominant win here could put him in the driving seat for the next crack at the BAMMA Heavyweight Title.
"I am going to finish the fight, this won't be going to the judges"
Paul 'Titan' Taylor's record currently sits at 9-4 after coming up short at BAMMA 21 against Mark Godbeer for the BAMMA Heavyweight Title at BAMMA 21. He now gets a shot at redemption as he looks to take out Stuart Austin in his quest to get back into the title picture in the Heavyweight division, and a possible rematch with Godbeer. The heavy hitter will come out all guns blazing when the bell sounds at the Barclaycard Arena, so the fans in attendance are in for an extremely exciting fight.
"My last fight I failed to prepare. This won't happen again and I'm going to wreck Austin, who is in front of me and prove it was just a glitch"
Tim 'The Serbian Yeti' Menzies Vs. 'Dirty' Harry Marple (Welterweight Bout)
Tim Menzies (3-1) returns to BAMMA after a car accident kept him off the BAMMA 20 prelims against Jacek Toczydlowski. His last bout was at BAMMA Fight Night: Liverpool, where he scored the victory over Nathan 'Mr. Bag & Tag' Jones. The Andy Roberts BJJ fighter will be looking to derail the hype surrounding Marple as he faces off against him on November 14th.
'Dirty' Harry Marple (3-0) fought on both BAMMA 20 & 21 and returns to Birmingham at BAMMA 23 to face his toughest opponent yet in Menzies. Training out of Team Kaobon under the tutelage of Paul 'Relentless' Taylor, Marple is undefeated in both his pro and amateur career thus far. Being touted as the next big UK prospect, a win against Menzies will help to cement that status.
Nathaniel 'The Prospect' Wood Vs. Bryan 'The Big Bad Wolf' Creighton (Bantamweight Bout)
In a bout that was originally scheduled for BAMMA 21, Nathaniel 'The Prospect' Wood (6-2) now gets his chance to face off against Creighton at BAMMA 23. The Nova Forca/Team Titan fighter has been training for the bout ever since, and now gets his chance to put his name firmly in the mix of one of BAMMA's most exciting & stacked divisions.
"Look forward to my fight against Bryan Creighton at BAMMA 23, if Bryan wishes to keep it standing then the fans can expect one hell of a scrap"
Bryan 'The Big Bad Wolf' Creighton (5-2) returns from a serious injury that took him out of the fight against Wood at BAMMA 21, and is now ready to get back to making his mark amongst the other Bantamweights. The Liverpool based fighter will be ready to go come bell time on November 14th. Expect fireworks as this will be an all out battle.
" 'Big Bad Wolf' is hungry! Starting with his first little piggy looking forward to starting my BAMMA Bantamweight climb to the top"
Jay Butler Vs. Cameron 'Killacam' Else (Bantamweight Bout)
Jay Butler (3-1) will be a familiar face to regular attendees at BAMMA events (despite this being Jay's BAMMA debut) because he can usually be found ringside on fight night as one of BAMMA's commissioners. After signing a multi-fight deal with the promotion it's now time for Jay to take his place in the BAMMA ring.. Another of the Andy Roberts BJJ team, Butler will be going all out on his BAMMA debut.
"It's an absolute privilege to be fighting on the biggest show in Europe. I intend on making a big impact on the Bantamweight division, I believe it's the most stacked division in BAMMA and I'm proud to be a part of it!"
Cameron 'Killacam' Else (2-2) has been described by BAMMA Bantamweight Champion Ed Arthur as "his nemesis". After signing on the dotted line with the promotion, Cameron makes his debut against Jay Butler in a fight that could be the sleeper hit of the night. The former British Army Para who has served out in Afghanistan Ed Arthur and the BAMMA Bantamweight Belt on his mind, but will need to get past the formidable Jay Butler first.
"Don't wish me Luck. Luck is for the weak and not prepared UTRINQUE PARATUS!"
You can follow Stuart Austin, Paul Taylor, Tim Menzies, Nathaniel Wood, Bryan Creighton, Jay Butler and Cameron Else on Twitter at @StuartAustinMMA @TaylorTitan @Tim Menzies11 @TheProspectMMA @Creighto09 @JayButler1983 @CamchidaMMA & @BAMMA
Tickets on sale FRIDAY 21st August