We are delighted to be partnering with Dave and to continue bringing MMA fans the very best in British Mixed Martial Arts. MMA is one of the most exciting live sports in the world and fans now get the opportunity to watch all the BAMMA action on one of the UK’s best-loved channels.BAMMA has today announced a TV deal with UK free-to-air channel Dave for their upcoming event, BAMMA 29.
— Dave (@davechannel) April 27, 2017
BAMMA 29 will take place on May 12, 2017, at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
BAMMA has usually streamed their preliminary card on the UNILAD facebook page whilst their main card has aired on different TV networks including SPIKE UK and channel 5.
The deal is not a one-off with BAMMA-Dave. BAMMA have told MMA Mad that the deal is a permanent one. The deal will only show the full fights on the main card, however, finishes on the preliminary card will be shown as highlights.
Also, the preliminary card will be shown on UNILAD’s facebook page.
Richard Watsham, director of commissioning UKTV, said,
David Green’s BAMMA events are of the very best quality in terms of both sporting spectacle and sheer adrenaline. Given the further growth in popularity of MMA and Dave’s continued presence in free to air sport, there’s an excellent opportunity to build on the existing fanbase and introduce new viewers to this highly skilled sport.
Dave general manager Steve North, said,
Mixed martial arts is growing in popularity and appeals to a young and highly engaged audience which is perfect for Dave. David Haye is a familiar face for Dave viewers after we showed his comeback fight last year and we’re delighted to have him back for Live MMA World Title Fight.
David Green, BAMMA CEO said,
We are delighted to be partnering with Dave and to continue bringing MMA fans the very best in British Mixed Martial Arts. MMA is one of the most exciting live sports in the world and fans now get the opportunity to watch all the BAMMA action on one of the UK’s best-loved channels.
In the main event, the BAMMA heavyweight title is on the line as Brett McDermott takes on Ruben Wolf. Another world title is on the line in the co-main event as Yannick Bahati takes on Matt Hallam for the BAMMA middleweight title.
“We are delighted to be returning to Birmingham for BAMMA 29 with such a huge show. Two world titles top off one of the most action packed cards we have ever assembled and I expect the roof to come off when England and Germany go head to head for the heavyweight title. May 12th is going to be big.” David Green, BAMMA CEO
Two Lonsdale title bouts are also featured at the event as Terry Brazier faces Walter Gahadza for the welterweight title & newly crowned Lonsdale Lightweight champion Tim Barnett defends his title against Mario Saeed.
BAMMA 29 currently looks like this:
Brett McDermott vs. Ruben Wolf for the BAMMA heavyweight title
Yannick Bahati vs. Matt Hallam for the BAMMA middleweight title
Terry Brazier vs. Walter Gahadza for the BAMMA Lonsdale welterweight title
Tim Barnett vs. Mario Saeed for the BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title
Ronnie Mann vs. Daniel Crawford
Jai Herbert vs. Rick Selvarajah
Fabian Edwards vs. Mitchell Richards
Josh Plant vs. Daniel Cassell
Chris Miah vs. Jay Butler
Mindaugas Gerve vs. Luke Morton
Shay Walsh vs. Aaron Blackwell
Stephen Martin vs. Daniel Rutkowski
Cian Cowley vs. David Khalsa
Mindaugas Gerve vs. Maciej Sosnowski
Michael D’Aguiar vs. Sam Halliday
Pelu Adetola vs. Nathias Frederick
Mick Stanton vs. Lukasz Swirydowicz
Aaron Chalmers vs. TBA