BAMMA announce two bouts for the joint BAMMA/Bellator event in Newcastle on December 15th. Confirmed on the card, Ryan Scope faces Mickael Lebout in a Lightweight bout and breakout star Fabian Edwards faces Louis King in a battle of the Middleweight powerhouses.
“After a bumper 2017, we look forward to signing off the year with a massive event. Some familiar BAMMA faces alongside some exciting new signings will bring a night of top flight MMA to the always appreciative, noisy Newcastle crowd. If the way the shows have been building already this year are anything to go by, this will be one to enjoy” – David Green BAMMA CEO
BAMMA Newcastle/Bellator Newcastle takes place on Friday 15th December. Tickets are on sale now at bamma.com
Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope Vs. Mickael ‘Ragnar’ Lebout – Lightweight Bout
For the first time since his win over Ali Arish at BAMMA 15, Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope returns to BAMMA in his hometown, as he takes on Frenchman Mickael ‘Ragnar’ Lebout in a Lightweight bout that will have the crowds jumping in support of their hometown favourite. With a victory crucial for both men on 15th December, this bout could propel the winner straight into the title picture for the vacant BAMMA Lightweight Title in the months to come.
Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards Vs. Louis ‘KO’ King – Middleweight Bout
Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards is surging in the Middleweight division and his performances have demanded a sterner test. Stepping up to answer the call is UK Middleweight K1 terror Louis ‘KO’ King, who steps back into the MMA arena once more. In a bout that will likely tear the house down, these proven finishers will go head to head in search of another highlight reel at the Metro Arena on 15th December.
Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope (10-1) returns to BAMMA after a 3 year absence to face Mickael ‘Ragnar’ Lebout. In his BAMMA debut, which was also held at the Metro Radio Arena, he also faced an undefeated Luke ‘Nuke’ Newman in a hard fought battle, where he toughed out the submission victory and also sent Newman into retirement. Now returning to BAMMA, he looks to once again clear a path to the Lightweight title.
Mickael ‘Ragnar’ Lebout (16-7-2) is currently riding a two fight win streak as he enters the lions den and takes on Ryan Scope in his hometown. Lebout has faced a veritable who’s who of European MMA, including former BAMMA fighters Tim Wilde and one time Lonsdale Lightweight Champion Stevie ‘Braveheart’ Ray.
Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards (2-0) instantly has a name that might sound familiar in BAMMA, that’s because his older brother Leon was the former Lonsdale Welterweight Champion for the promotion. Training alongside him at UTC, the Middleweight prospect looks to build on his most recent devastating performance where he took out Aaron Kennedy with a 2nd round submission. He now faces a tougher challenge in the devastating striker that is Louis ‘KO’ King, and a victory here will propel him further up the division he believes he has the potential to dominate.
Louis ‘KO’ King (1-0) from Haslemere in Surrey has been kickboxing for 8 years. He has been a professional K1 fighter since November 2009, and with a long list of KO’s and stoppages he now follows his brother Tony into the MMA arena at BAMMA. With one TKO victory against Andy Manzolo back in 2012, he now looks to move further into the sport and steps into a bout featuring two phenomenal strikers as he takes on Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards.
BAMMA Newcastle will take place on Friday 15th December. Tickets are on sale now at bamma.com
BAMMA & Bellator announce their return to Newcastle with one of the UK’s biggest MMA events of the year. The Metro Radio Arena prepares itself for an explosion of MMA entertainment on 15th December 2017, as two of the world’s leading MMA promotions join forces to bring the Christmas party to the North East.
Featuring the region’s biggest stars; Colin ‘The Freakshow’ Fletcher, Ryan Scope and Geordie Shore’s Aaron ‘The Joker’ Chalmers on the fight card, alongside former world title challengers Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald and Valerie ‘Trouble’ Létourneau will make their in-cage Bellator debut, fight fans are guaranteed non-stop action all night.
With a full supporting fight card to be announced, get ready to buckle up for the one MMA event of the year that you simply won’t want to miss. Tickets for BAMMA/Bellator Newcastle go on sale Friday 6th October, so make sure that you grab your tickets quickly as this event is sure to be a sell out.
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BAMMA/Bellator Newcastle takes place at The Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle on Friday 15th December and tickets are on sale on 6th October.