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MMA Analysis: Complete BAMMA 8 Fight Card

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The final fight card of the year for Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is set for December 10th from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. The complete 13 bout fight card has been announced and it boasts many of the UK’s top talent (not sign to a ZUFFA contract).

The night’s main card will air on HDNet and is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between UK’s number one ranked Light Heavyweight, Jimi ‘The Posterboy’ Manuwa (10-0) against France’s Anthony Rea (22-13). Manuwa comes in highly touted, not only in the UK but in the states as well, with eight wins by knockout and no fight entering the third round it’s easy to tell why.

Coming off his win at BAMMA 7 against Frank Trigg, Team Rough House fighter Jimmy Wallhead (22-6-0) will face former Pride, EliteXC and Strikeforce warrior, Joey ‘Smokin’ Villasenor (29-9-0) in his BAMMA debut. Another Team Rough House fighter on the card is UFC vet Andre Winner as he takes on Sweden’s Diego Gonzalez in a World Lightweight Title elimination fight.

The nights undercard will be anchored by the undefeated BAMMA British Middleweight Champion and British Armed Forces veteran, Jack Marshman as he defends his Lonsdale title against Wolfslair’s Lee “Leeroy” Barnes.

Tickets for the event are available via http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/bamma-tickets.aspx

Complete BAMMA 8 Fight Card:

MAIN CARD (HDNet):

205 lbs.: JIMI MANUWA VS. ANTHONY REA

170 lbs.: JIM WALLHEAD VS. JOEY VILLASENOR

155 lbs.: ANDRE WINNER VS. DIEGO GONZALEZ

135 lbs.: ERIK PEREZ VS. PAUL MCVEIGH

PRELIMS (Viewing information for prelims coming soon!):

185 lbs.: JACK MARSHMAN VS. LEEROY BARNES (LONSDALE BRITISH CHAMPIONSHIP)

205 lbs.: MARC GODBEER VS. JASON JONES

155 lbs.: TIM NEWMAN VS. CURT WARBURTON

155 lbs.: COLIN FLETCHER VS DAVID ROUND

170 lbs.: DEAN AMASINGER VS.DANNY MITCHELL

170 lbs.: TOM BREESE VS. QASIM SHAFIQ

170 lbs.: CHRISTIAN HOLLEY VS. LEE TAYLOR

135 lbs.: BRENT CRAWLEY VS. MARK PLATTS

125 lbs.: IAN MALONE VS. BRIAN HYSLOP