BAMMA 9 to be televised on Extreme Sports Channel

Written by: Eddie Goldman
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· 2 Hours Fight Action

· Saturday 31st March

Presented by:

In Association with: – The Official Gaming Partner of BAMMA

Lonsdale – The Official Equipment Partner of BAMMA

(Mar 16th.2012) BAMMA, Europe’s leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, is proudto announce that BAMMA 9 will be broadcast on Extreme Sports Channel in the UK.The two hour TV event will air on Saturday 31st March at 10pm GMT and will bebroadcast on Sky Channel 419 and Virgin Channel 527. The broadcast adds toBAMMA’s current global reach which includes HDNet in the United States, TheFight Network in Canada, Setanta in Africa and Red Media in Russia.

BAMMA 9 sees BAMMA-Lonsdale's British Middleweight Champion, Jack Marshmanchallenge Tom 'Kong' Watson for the BAMMA World Middleweight title on Saturday24th March at Birmingham's National 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 Maguire atBAMMA 1 and Maurilo Rua whom he famously blasted into retirement at BAMMA 6.

BAMMA-Lonsdale's British Middleweight Champion and serving British Armed ForcesAfghan vet, Jack Marshman comes into the fight undefeated with a record of10-0-0. Marshman wowed audiences at BAMMA 7 with his tremendous heart, after hecame back from a sustained Ground 'n' Pound attack at the hands of Carl Noon,turning fortune around at the final hour to secure an unforgettable victory.The clash between BAMMA's World Middleweight and British Middleweight championsis bound to have fight fans on the edge of their seats.

Extreme Sports Channel has a heritage of supporting MMA; and this dealrepresents the first partnership with BAMMA.

BAMMA’s director, David Green said:

"Extreme Sports is the one-stop TV channel that showcases cutting edgesports 24-7, from snowboarding through to fighting sports, promoting grassrootsheroes alongside stellar talent. British MMA with its raw, all-out attitude iswell suited to Extreme and we are thrilled to have found a home there for BAMMA9."

BAMMA fans can tune into Extreme Sports Channel on Sky channel - 419 or VirginChannel – 527

How to watch Extreme:

Extreme is available through subscription to Sky's 'Entertainment plus'package. For more information, please contact Sky on 08442414243, or check outtheir webpage at:

The channel is also available via the Virgin Media XL package. For more detailson how to receive the channel on Virgin Media please check out : call 0845 840 7777

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About BAMMA:
BAMMA (The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) is Europe’spremier MMA organization that launched in June 2009 with the aim of deliveringMixed Martial Arts events that fully capture the entertainment and sportingprowess on display in the world’s fastest growing sport. To achieve this aim,BAMMA brought together a team of skilled individuals with a wealth of combinedexperience across Television Production, Event Organisation and Mixed MartialArts and set out to push the boundaries of MMA around the World. BAMMA’scombination of arena sized venues, stunning fight cards and exceptionalproduction values has led to BAMMA’s unrivalled position as Europe’s leadingMMA promotion and most recognisable brand. With a highly experienced team eachBAMMA event always delivers a highly anticipated and unique Mixed Martial Artsexperience.

About Extreme Sports Channel:
The world renowned Extreme Sports Channel is the only TV destinationfor the world’s most thrilling and inspirational lifestyle, adventure andaction sports programming. From gripping documentaries to globe-trottingchallenges and sports championships, Extreme has it all.

The channel captures the pure passion of people who live out their dreams andembark on amazing expeditions; celebrates those who use skill, wit anddetermination to achieve their goals; and showcases the world’s most talentedaction sports athletes.

Extreme Sports Channel launched in 1999 and is now available to over 25 millionsubscribers in 65 territories and 11 languages across Europe, the Middle Eastand Africa. Online, the channel offers live streaming of events via, the ultimateonline destination for action sports fans.

Extreme Sports Channel is part of the channel portfolio owned by leadinginternational broadcaster Chello Zone - a business unit of Chellomedia and theEuropean content division of Liberty Global, Inc. For more information, visit

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