BAMMA has today announced two more fights for the BAMMA 25: Champion Vs. Champion fight card to be held on Saturday 14th May 2016 at the Barclaycard Arena, Birmingham. The first bout is a Featherweight clash that will attract huge attention as BAMMA’s newest signees Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann and Graham ‘Afterburner’ Turner meet in a Featherweight clash that will likely have title implications for the winner. The other bout is a Welterweight clash between Kayvan ‘Wardog’ Fallah and Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier.
Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann Vs. Graham ‘Afterburner’ Turner (Featherweight Bout)
With both fighters signing on the dotted line in multi fight deals, BAMMA once again shows the fans and fighters that upon joining the promotion there are no easy fights. Mann & Turner have history as ‘Afterburner’ previously beat Ronnie’s friend and training Nad Naramani, and now Mann gets the chance to gain a level of revenge over one of Scotland’s finest Featherweights.
The Iron Mann gym owner Ronnie ‘Iron’ Mann (24-8-1) is a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Braulio Estima and has been competing in Thai Boxing and Kickboxing since the age of 11. A 10 year veteran of MMA, Mann has finished 15 of his 24 wins either by submission or KO. Mann holds notable victories over BAMMA veterans Ashleigh ‘Cruiser’ Grimshaw and Steve McCoombe. This will mark Mann’s debut for the promotion and his return to the Featherweight division, after having fought at Bantamweight in his last few fights.
Continuing the fledgling Scottish invasion, Graham ‘Afterburner’ Turner (25-9) signs on the dotted line with BAMMA and jumps straight into the Featherweight division that is getting deeper by the day. Turner holds notable victories over Ashleigh ‘Cruiser’ Grimshaw and Nad Naramani, and is set to assert himself as one of Europe’s top Featherweights at BAMMA 25.
The Dinky Ninja/Higher Level Martial Arts fighter has trained with head coach James Doolan since the age of 14 and has secured 16 of his 25 wins via KO. A highly experienced competitor, Turner is relishing taking the next step up the ladder into title contention and a shot at the BAMMA Featherweight title. Turner last fought in Scotland back in October of 2015 and is eager to prove that the Scottish MMA scene is very much here to stay in the promotion.
Kayvan ‘Wardog’ Fallah Vs. Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier (Welterweight Bout)
Kayvan ‘Wardog’ Fallah (5-3) fights out of Ludus Magnus in Doncaster, and in his BAMMA debut ran into the the Lightweight prodigy Jack ‘The Pilgrim’ McGann at BAMMA 17. Now looking to get back on track and make a difference in the division, Fallah gets his chance to return to action at BAMMA 25 against the fast rising Brazier.
Terry ‘The Dominator’ Brazier (4-1) has been making quite a name for himself on the regional circuit as of late, and it was only a matter of time before he made his BAMMA debut. Fighting out of NFM Windsor alongside former BAMMA Bantamweight Champion Ed ‘King’ Arthur and Dean Amasinger, Brazier will be looking to make a statement in his debut bout. The aggressive Brazier will look to add to the three fight win streak he is currently riding, including a dominant performance in his last outing against Will Cairns.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Jimi Manuwa, Andreas Georgiou & Nate Zielinski.