BAMMA 11 Update: Linton Vassell Injured, Promotion Seeks New Foe for Jason Jones
An undisclosed injury has forced British light heavyweight Linton
Vassell to withdraw from a planned meeting with Golden Glory
representative Jason Jones
British Association of Mixed Martial Arts officials recently
revealed the news to Sherdog.com and are currently searching for
Vassell’s replacement, though there has been no announcement as of
yet regarding who will fill the vacant slot. BAMMA 11 takes place
Dec. 1 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England, and is
headlined by a middleweight confrontation pitting former BAMMA
British middleweight champion Jack
Marshman against UFC veteran Xavier
The reigning Ultimate Challenge MMA light heavyweight champion,
Vassell has won five straight contests. The well-rounded Brit was
last seen successfully defending his UCMMA belt against countryman
Chapman, submitting the four-fight pro with a rear-naked choke
on Aug. 18.
Jones, meanwhile, has won seven of his last nine after posting four
losses in five fights from October 2008 to May 2009. “The Villain”
made his BAMMA debut this past March, besting Polish talent
Mysiala via doctor’s stoppage. Most recently, the M-1 Challenge
veteran competed on May 26 under the United Glory banner,
submitting 34-year-old Austrian Dritan
Barjamaj with an armbar in just 69 seconds.
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