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BAMMA 16

United Kingdom Victoria Warehouse, Manchester

September-13-14
BAMMA head to Manchester in September, with Paul Daley vs. Marinho Moreira da Rocha topping the bill.

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BAMMA return to Manchester for the first time since 2011, with the same man topping the bill. The last time they were here Paul Daley knocked out Yuya Shirai in the main event, and this time he'll be looking for a similar result against Brazilian Igor Fernandes.

Daley (34-13-2) has been plying his trade in the ring so far in 2014, following a huge KO at BAMMA 14 back in December. He has been successful in the kickboxing arena, but now returns to the cage.

Fernandes (18-6) is a BJJ specialist with fourteen submission victories to his credit. He'll no doubt be looking to close the distance on the dangerous Nottingham man and take this fight to the ground. Of course that is easier said than done. 

[Update: An injury to Fernandes has seen Marinho Moreira da Rocha (28-6) fill in. Da Rocha has 21 knockouts amongst his 28 victories.]

Also on the bill is the featherweight title fight between defending champion Tom Duquesnoy and UK veteran Ashleigh Grimshaw

Duquesnoy (9-1) is known as 'Firekid' for his explosive striking, but Grimshaw (16-8-1) also has proven power, as well as submissions. It's an intriguing matchup, with Duquesnoy and Grimshaw having five and six fight win streaks respectively coming into it.

There are more bouts to be announced. Stay tuned to www.facebook.com/YourMMA and @YourMMA on Twitter for more coverage.

BAMMA 16 Fight Card

Main Event

Paul Daley vs. Marinho Moreira da Rocha 

World Lightweight Title

Mansour Barnaoui vs. Mike Brightmon

World Featherweight Title

Tom Duquesnoy vs. Ashleigh Grimshaw

British Welterweight Title

Leon Edwards vs. Shaun Taylor

Mike Wootten vs. Antoine Galinaro
Shay Walsh vs. Paul Reed
Alexei Roberts vs. Jack Grant
Jefferson George vs. Mark Diakiese
Andy Craven vs. Greg Severs
Anthony Phillips vs. Mike Grundy
James Bray vs. Sam Ferguson

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