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The UK’s premier Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce another Welterweight clash to the BAMMA 12 card, between Luke Newman and Ryan Scope.  The event takes place at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday 9th March 2013.  Tickets go on sale at 9am, on Monday 4th February. 

Luke ‘Nukem’ Newman trains out of Team Titan and American Top Team, and is flying out to the United States today to start his fight camp for BAMMA 12. Newman’s record sees him undefeated at 5-0-0,  with 5 first round victories to his name, three by TKO  and two by Rear-Naked Choke. His last professional outing saw him beat Lee Caers at UCMMA, before competing in The Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes to lose against Robert Whittaker.

Sunderland’s Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope also stands undefeated with a record of 6-0-0, with two wins via TKO (Punches), three by Rear-Naked Choke and one by Decision. Scope has studied Martial Arts since the age of 5 through boxing, kick boxing, judo and wrestling and took part in his first competition in 2005.  Competing in his first MMA fight at 17, Scope also boasts an Amateur record of 8-2-0.  Currently training with UFC fighters, Colin ‘The Freakshow’ Fletcher, Phil De fries and Ross ‘The Real Deal’ Pearson, Scope is a regular at the Alliance Training Center in San Diego: He is touted as one of the UK’s most talented up and coming fighters to watch.

Luke Newman said:  “ I’ve got a lot of respect for Ryan but I’m coming for the win, no doubt about it.”

Ryan scope said:   “I’m looking forward to fighting Luke Newman on BAMMA in my home town. I’ve been out for a year and a half due to injury but I’m more than ready for this fight now. The fans can expect a high pace fight ending in a KO – by me obviously. No matter what happens, I’m more handsome than Luke.”

BAMMA’s Managing Director, Ashley Bothwell, said:

“The preliminaries are a breeding ground for future main-eventers and BAMMA champions. We’ve seen fantastic fighters that include Colin Fletcher and Tom Breese pass up the ranks. Newman and Scope are calibre domestic fighters, both touted as fighters to make it to the big time. The fight is poised to be one of the night’s highlights and real crowd-pleaser as well a potential spring-board for future stars. ” 

BAMMA 12 will feature on Channel 5 and 5* in the UK;  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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