The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts has a headliner for
its Dec. 1 event, as the promotion announced that Jack
Marshman will square off with Xavier
Foupa-Pokam in a middleweight matchup.
11 takes place at National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England,
and features a 15-bout card that includes a light heavyweight
co-main event between Linton
Vassell and Jason
Marshman has tasted defeat just once in his 12-fight professional
career, falling to current UFC talent Tom Watson
via TKO in a middleweight title tilt at BAMMA 9 in March. The
serving British paratrooper rebounded in his next outing,
Punshon with a first-round triangle choke at BAMMA 10. Ten of
Marshman’s 11 career victories have come by way of knockout or
“I’m feeling really good and I’m excited about this fight, mainly
as this is my first bout at international level and it’s a step up
I’m ready for. I always like to think I’m more well-rounded than
people think, and I showed fans that I’m much more than a boxer in
my last fight,” Marshman stated in a release. “I’m up against
someone who is experienced and skilled in all areas, so I will
definitely need to prove that I’m a rounded fighter as I’m coming
for the win.
A two-time veteran of the UFC, Foupa-Pokam has split a pair of
bouts with the India-based Super Fight League thus far in 2012.
“Professor X” earned a first-round doctor stoppage of Joey Guel at
SFL 1 in March before dropping a unanimous decision to Claudio
Henrique da Silva on Oct. 26. The 30-year-old Frenchman has
just two victories in his last 11 fights.