Andre Winner

Andre Winner

BAMMA (the British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) on Thursday confirmed to MMAWeekly.com eight more fights for their upcoming BAMMA 7 fight card at The NIA in Birmingham, England, on Sept. 10.

Fresh off signing an exclusive multi-fight contract with BAMMA, UFC and TUF veteran Andre Winner will face lightweight prospect Jason Ball.

Grenadian born and Leicestershire resident Andre Winner began his MMA career at Leicester Shootfighters, where training partners Paul “Semtex” Daley and Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy inspired him to take up the sport full time. After a decision loss to Ross Pearson in “The Ultimate Fighter” Finale, Winner went on to fight six times in the UFC until he was released in July. Part of Team Rough House and joining the BAMMA lightweight division, currently consisting of champion Rob Sinclair, Leonardo Santos, fellow Ultimate Fighter participant Efrain Escudero, and BJJ black belt Tim Radcliffe, Andre Winner is excited about a return to the UK.

“I’m really happy to be coming home and fighting for the very best in Europe,” Winner said of signing with BAMMA. “I look forward to putting on a good show for the fans.”

His opponent, Doncaster born Jason Ball, comes to the fight off a narrow decision loss to the current No. 1 lightweight contender Leonardo Santos at BAMMA 6. Looking for a win to get back in the title race.

“Andre is a great opponent and this will definitely make a great fight,” said Ball. “But back to earn my title shot and if Andre is one of the men standing in my way then so be it.”

Coventry based kickboxing champion Pindi Madahar will make his professional MMA debut against Portsmouth’s Danny Compton, and fellow Midlands fighter Eugene Fadiora will be looking to bounce back from his loss to Gunnar Nelson at BAMMA 4 by taking on top Irish contender Robert Devanne. Tim Newman steps in to take on Shan Omer with former Royal Marine Dale Hardiman fighting Scott Jansen. Lee Taylor returns after his second round TKO win at BAMMA 6 to fight Birmingham based Tom Breese, Richard Walker will take on Shah Hussein, and Fraser Opie returns after his BAMMA 6 loss to Ryan White, looking for redemption against Robert Krecicki.

Final additions to the fight card are expected to be announced within the next few days.

BAMMA 7 will air live on Syfy in the United Kingdom at 9 p.m. GMT, The Fight Network in Canada, and worldwide at BAMMA.tv at 4 p.m. ET on Sept. 10.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Chicago's UFC on FOX 20 lineup gets first 4 bouts, including LaFlare vs. Yakovlev

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

The fight card is starting to take shape for the UFC’s July return to network television.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86 staff picks: 'Big Ben' gets nod over Dos Santos

  • 25 days ago
  • 66 views

Like his past three bouts, Ben Rothwell is again the underdog at the sports books, but when it comes to MMAjunkie’s staff picks for UFC Fight Night 86, he’s the overwhelming favorite over Junior Dos read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86 results: Crowd unsure, but Bojan Velickovic tops Alessio Di Chirico

  • 23 days ago
  • 219 views

ZAGREB, Croatia – Alessio Di Chirico and Bojan Velickovic fought with the urgency of UFC newcomers trying to make a good impression, keeping a high pace over three rounds.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC Fight Night 86 Athlete Outfitting pay: Despite loss, Gabriel Gonzaga tops list

  • 23 days ago
  • 30 views

ZAGREB, Croatia – Fighters from Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 86 event took home UFC Athlete Outfitting pay, a program that launched after the UFC’s deal with Reebok, totaling $107,500.Filed under: News, read news >>

UFC event heavy on heavyweights pays off with some lessons on tricky division

  • 22 days ago
  • 11 views

UFC Fight Night 86 featured five heavyweight bouts, which in the recent past might have been a recipe for disaster. In Croatia it paid off, and in so doing gave us an interesting cross-section of a d read news >>

WSOF 31 main card finalized with John Howard, Luis Palomino, Chris Barnett, others

  • 21 days ago
  • 3 views

With three new bouts in a trio of weight classes, the main card is set for June’s WSOF 31 event.Filed under: News, WSOF read news >>

UFC 197: Jones vs. Saint Preux Media Conference Call Audio Replay

  • 18 days ago
  • 13 views

The fighters competing in the UFC 197 main event and co-main event bouts on April 23 fielded questions during a media conference call on Friday. read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 results: Cub Swanson gets much-needed win, tops Hacran Dias

  • 17 days ago
  • 5 views

TAMPA, Fla. – After nearly a year out of action, Cub Swanson announced his return with authority against Hacran Dias.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 Video: Dana White Backstage Interview

  • 16 days ago
  • 29 views

UFC president Dana White talks about the UFC on FOX 19 main event and co-main event bouts shortly after they happened backstage at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. on Saturday. read news >>

UFC on FOX 19 Fighter Salaries: Rashad Evans Tops Payroll, Despite Knockout Loss

  • 15 days ago
  • 61 views

Glover Teixiera may have scored a first-round knockout at UFC on FOX 19, but the man he KO'd, Rashad Evans, topped the fighter payroll. read news >>