BAMMA (British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) has announced the full line up for its sixth show, with the main event being Tom Watson defending his BAMMA middleweight title against former UFC light heavyweight champion Shogun’s elder brother Murilo ‘Ninja’ Rua.
In the co-main event spot veteran Frank Trigg fights for the first time in the UK against John Phillips in a middleweight contest. In the official press release, Frank Trigg talked about his excitement for the forthcoming bout. “I am very happy to announce my upcoming bout at Wembley Arena as well as my new association with BAMMA. I have been a fan of the energy and enthusiasmgenerated by the BAMMA shows and can’t help but correlate the continued improvement in MMA in the UK with BAMMA’s incredible expanding fan base”
With Phil Baroni having to withdraw from the event due to injury, Matt Ewin vs former UFC fighter and Team Punishment mainstay Ivan Salaverry rounds off the three match main card. Talking about the late change opponent Ewin said; “I’m totally gutted that Baroni has pulled out the fight, especially at this late hour. I was looking forward to a real scrap with the New York Bitch. The change of the opponent I consider way better technically, especially on the ground. Now I’m looking for a TKO victory over Ivan Salaverry. Be warned, Ewin is back!!”
The event will take place at Wembley Arena on Saturday May 21st with all main card bouts being shown live on Syfy in the UK and on BAMMA TV worldwide. Jude Samuel, matchmaker for BAMMA says “This is the one of biggest and strongest MMA cards this country will ever witness. 16 fights in one night at one of the most iconic sporting venues this country has to offer. With every event we aim to draw a line in the sand and give the fans the high quality of entertainment that they are seeking for, whilst answering any questions people may have about our goals and ambitions for the future. It’s a team effort and we have the whole MMA industry to thank. Bring on BAMMA 6!”
For more information visit www.bamma.tv
Tags: Frank Trigg, Mixed Martial Arts, Phil Baroni, Tom Watson