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The UK’s premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce Ken Shamrock and Michael Schiavello as the TV commentary team for BAMMA 12 which takes place at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 9th March 2013.   

Ken Shamrock flies over from Nevada in the United States for Saturday night’s show in Newcastle. UFC Hall of Famer, Shamrock, made his name also as a professional wrestler and stands among Mixed Martial Arts history’s brightest stars. He established his name in the early years of the sport through his rivalry with Royce Gracie before going on to headline over 15 events in the UFC and Pride over the course of his career. Alongside his success in MMA, Shamrock also achieved championship success with the World Wrestling Federation and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, as well as achieving the following titles; NWA World Heavyweight, WWF Intercontinental, WWF Tag Team and WWF King of the Ring. 

Shamrock said: “I’m thrilled to be coming over to commentate on BAMMA. There’s a lot of places we don’t get to see from our part of the world so I’m always excited to travel; and I’m always excited to see the up and coming fighters.” 

Michael Schiavello will be flying in from Australia for BAMMA 12.  Schiavello is host of The Voice Versus series on AXS TV.  The one-hour talk show has featured some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, with guests that include Hulk Hogan, Steven Seagal and Sugar Ray Leonard; and MMA fighters, Wanderlei Silva, Jason “Mayhem” Miller and Tito Ortiz. Schiavello has also commentated for K-1, Dream, Maximum Fighting Championship, King of the Cage and The Contender Asia and HD Net Fights. Schiavello began his career in sports journalism is also renowned for his prolific work both as a writer and editor. 

Schiavello said: “I’m looking forward to being back in England and back behind the microphone for BAMMA. There’s always a particular buzz to a BAMMA show that sets it apart from any other show in the world. I can’t put my finger on what it is but I know that I like it! I’m most looking forward to seeing Judo Jim Wallhead in the main event. He never has a boring fight, he always brings the house down and to me he’s the epitome of an English fighter: gritty, determined, hard-nosed and lacking a sun tan!” 

BAMMA 12 will broadcast live 5* in the UK with highlights on Channel 5;  and will be televised on AXS-TV in the US, The Fight Network in Canada, Red Media in Russia, TV Esporte Interativo in Brazil and Setanta in Africa. 

 

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BAMMA 12 FIGHT CARD 

 

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

MATT VEACH VS. JIM WALLHEAD 

 LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

MARCIN LAZARZ VS. MAX “POWER” NUNES                                                                                                                                                    

BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE BOUT

CURT WARBURTON VS. STEVIE RAY 

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT

LUKE NEWMAN VS. RYAN SCOPE 

 CATCHWEIGHT BOUT 88KG

KEVIN THOMPSON VS. SCOTT ASKHAM 

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

JAMES MACALISTER VS. DAWID FARYCKI 

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

LEEROY BARNES VS. STEVE WATSON 

 LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT

BRETT MCDERMOTT VS. THOMAS DENHAM 

 MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT

CRAIG ROBERTSON VS. LUKE HARRIMAN 

BANTAMWEIGHT BOUT

MAHMOOD BESHARATE VS. STEVEN GARDENER 

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT

JEFFERSON GEORGE VS. STEPHEN MARTIN