Jack Marshman vs. Tom Watson for the BAMMA World Middleweight Title for BAMMA 9, 24th March, Birmingham, UK

Written by: Eddie Goldman
2012-02-09
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FromBAMMA:

BAMMA is proud to announce: THE HEADLINEEVENT - JACK MARSHMAN vs. TOM WATSON FOR THE BAMMA WORLD MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE FORBAMMA 9

SATURDAY 24TH MARCH
BIRMINGHAM NIA ARENA
(NATIONAL INDOOR ARENA)

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(Feb. 9, 2012) BAMMA, Europe's leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, is excitedto announce that BAMMA-Lonsdale's British Middleweight Champion, Jack Marshman,is set to challenge Tom 'Kong' Watson for the BAMMA World Middleweight belt atBAMMA 9.  BAMMA 9 takes place on Saturday 24th March at Birmingham'sNational Indoor Arena.

BAMMA's Middleweight champs have made waves as two of the promotion's mosticonic faces. Etched into UK mainstream memory as the man who beat Alex Reid atBAMMA 4, World Middleweight Champ Tom Watson is known by fight fans for hiscatalogue of tough victories over fighters that include the UFC's John Maguireat BAMMA 1 and Maurilo Rua whom he famously blasted into retirement at BAMMA 6. BAMMA-Lonsdale's British Middleweight Champion and serving British ArmedForces Afghan vet, Jack Marshman comes into the fight undefeated with a recordof 10-0-0. Marshman wowed audiences at BAMMA 7 with his tremendous heart, afterhe came back from a sustained Ground 'n' Pound battering at the hands of CarlNoon, turning fortune around at the final hour to secure an unforgettablevictory.  Marshman went on to a three round war at BAMMA 8 in which hedefeated title challenger Leeroy Barnes, who will be also fighting at BAMMA 9against Nick Nembhard. The clash between BAMMA's World Middleweight and BritishMiddleweight champions is bound to have fight fans on the edge of their seats.

BAMMA Matchmaker, Jude Samuel, says:

"It's great to see Tom Watson back in action at BAMMA to defend his titleafter time out due to injury. It's a true testament to his gritty andhardworking character that he has stood up to the challenge of Jack Marshman.Jack will be looking to take advantage of Tom's inactivity, but ring rust issomething that Watson has never suffered from; while Jack, on the other hand,has been extremely busy over the past 7 months, honing his skills for such atest. This makes for a very interesting and explosive fight as both men areputting so much on the line.”

Fight Card

MAINCARD
(with more fights to be announced)

MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
JACK MARSHMAN VS TOM WATSON


PRELIMINARIES
MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
ANDREW PUNSHON VS MATT HOWARD

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
FRASER OPIE VS ANTHONY TAYLOR

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
JASON BALL VS COLIN FREAKSHOWFLETCHER

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
NICK NEMBHARD VS LEEROY BARNES


UNDERCARD

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT
RUS SMITH VS TOM BREESE

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
CHRIS FISHGOLD VS DALE HARDIMAN

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
MARC GODBEER VS CATALIN ZMARANDESCU

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT
LEE JOHNSON VS SAM HOOKER

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
ROBERT TRUESDALE VS SAM MENSAH

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT
JAKE MURPHY VS DAVID ROUND


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