BAMMA have announced two preliminary fights for their BAMMA 13 fight card, which takes place at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena on 14th September. A Flyweight bout sees Mahmood Besharate face Joe Laurence; while Harry McLeman squares off against Matt Hallam at Middleweight. Tickets are on sale at http://bit.ly/1bUZXbR.
MAHMOOD BESHARATE VS. JOE LAURENCE [FLYWEIGHT BOUT]
Mahmood ‘Persian Pride’ Besharate stands undefeated with a record of 4-0-0 with victories via TKO, Submission (RNC) and Decision. Originating from Iran and now living and training in Nottingham and Leicester with Team Rough House and Leicester Shootfighters, Mahmood was also undefeated at Semi-Pro with a record of 3-0-0. Besharate debuted at BAMMA in March against Steven Gardener clinching victory via Unanimous Decision. A Muay Thai veteran with 15 years of Taekwondo behind him, Besharate has also demonstrated skilled wrestling. Besharate drops from Bantamweight to Flyweight for this bout.
‘G.I.’ Joe Laurence fights out of Team Ippon and holds a record of 3 wins and 4 losses. All of his wins have been garnered in the first or second round and all of his losses have been against top 20 ranked domestic fighters. With a traveling background that saw him boxing from a young age, Laurence competed as an Amateur boxer for 8 years to reach county finals level before discovering MMA.
HARRY MCLEMAN VS. MATT HALLAM [MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT]
Harry Mcleman (4-2-0) debuted at BAMMA 12 fresh off an impressive first round victory over Sam Mensah via Rear Naked Choke. Previously undefeated at Professional level and with all recorded wins by the same method, the Plymouth fighter faced Scott Askham in the BAMMA 12 cage as a late replacement at Catchweight. Losing 4:13into the 3rd round by Submission, McLeman went on to score another win (by TKO) and one further loss this year. McLeman comes from an army boxing background and also competes in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Matt Hallam fights out of Team Wallhead with a record of 3-1. With all his wins to date via strikes, Hallam’s last conquest was Team Trojan’s Nick Nembhard and his sole loss is against Yannick Bahati. Hallam studied Kung Fu for 8 years from the age of 12 to earn a 2nd degree black belt, and progressed on to box for four years competing in the Amateur Boxing Association of England Light Heavyweight finals. Hallam joined the Rough House 5 years ago.
BAMMA 13 Tickets are on sale now from £25 at http://bit.ly/1bUZXbR
BAMMA 13 will feature on Channel 5 and 5* in the UK; and will be televised on AXS-TV in the US, The Fight Network in Canada, Red Media in Russia, TV Esporte Interativo in Brazil and Setanta in Africa.
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BAMMA 13 FIGHT CARD SO FAR 16.07.13
[with more fights to be announced]
BAMMA WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
MAX NUNES VS. JASON JONES
BAMMA WORLD WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
JIM WALLHEAD VS. EDDY ELLIS
BAMMA WORLD LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
CURT WARBURTON VS. JAKE MURPHY
COLIN FLETCHER VS. TIM NEWMAN
MAHMOOD BESHARATE VS. JOE LAURENCE
HARRY MCLEMAN VS. MATT HALLAM
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