A further three contests have been added to the February 21 BAMMA 18 card, set to take place at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall.
Chris Miah Vs. Mick Gerrard (Flyweight)
Chris “Night” Miah hails from Solihull in the West Midlands and brings a pro record of 5-0 to BAMMA. Training out of Pariah MMA, Miah has signed a multi-fight deal with the promotion.
“Im glad to be able to showcase and test my skills against a good opponent on one of the biggest stages in Europe,” said Miah. “I am planning on being at my best and putting in my best performance to date for the BAMMA fans.”
Fighting out of the Sapphire Gym in Huyton, Mick Gerrard currently sports a 3-1 pro record and was undefeated as an amateur. His most recent victory came over Reece Street last November on the card of Budo 6 when Gerrard snatched a Guillotine Choke submission at just 30 seconds into the opening round.
Gerrard stated: “Chris Miah is a good opponent and I’m looking forward to putting on a war for the BAMMA fans.”
Tom Aspinall Vs. Ricky King (Heavyweight)
Tom Aspinall is a heavyweight fighter sporting a 1-0 record and trains out of the renowned Kaobon Gym in Liverpool. Aspinall made his MMA debut with a first round submission (punches) in mid December, and boasts a 6-0 amateur record featuring 5 first round stoppages, one of which came at just 6 seconds into the opening round.
BAMMA consultant Chris Zorba explained: “Tom Aspinall is potentially the most exciting and most talented UK MMA heavyweight we have seen. He has the tools to go all the way and BAMMA will provide him with a great platform to prove this.”
Ricky King fights out of the Roker Rough House Boxing & MMA Gym in Sunderland, and brings a 2-0 record to BAMMA for his debut. Similar to his opponent, King also built himself an undefeated amateur record with 4 first round stoppages.
“Tom is a good opponent but I intend to make it a great fight between two unbeaten heavyweights,” said King. “I’d like to thank BAMMA for the opportunity of fighting on Europe’s no 1 show.”
Nathan Court Vs. Louis ‘KO’ King (Middleweight)
After a two year lay off due to injury, Nathan Court returns to the middleweight division at BAMMA 18 to take on Louis ‘KO’ King. With a record of 3-2, Court fights out of Ferryhill MMA Club and is looking to make an immediate impact on his return:
“I am looking forward to this fight! Louis is a great fighter and a lot of people were avoiding him, but I was more than happy to accept.
When a promotion like BAMMA comes calling, I was always going to sign the contract and I plan on turning up and putting on a show. Every fight I’ve had has been a fight of the night contender and I see this one being exactly the same as we both have the skills to take each other out in a heartbeat! Don’t blink!”
Louis ‘KO’ King is also returning to MMA since competing exclusively in K1 since November of 2012. With an MMA record of 1-0, and fighting out of Warrington MMA, King is excited at the prospect of facing Court in the BAMMA cage in Wolverhampton on the 21st Feb:
“I’m excited to bring my K.O. power to BAMMA and entertain the crowds. Nathan better be at his best on Feb 21st”
BAMMA 18 takes place on Feb.21 at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall, headlined by reigning BAMMA world featherweight champion Tom ‘Fire Kid’ Duquesnoy taking on Poland’s Kryzystof Klaczek.