Today BAMMA announced that middleweights Jack Marshman and Xavier Foupa-pokum would face each other in the BAMMA 11 main event on December 1st. Now with a main event in place, BAMMA 11 currently has 13 fights including a welterweight title fight and Lonsdale British lightweight title bout.
Jack Marshman (11-1) has fought in the last four events with BAMMA and was the promotions first British middleweight champion. After a successful title defense Marshman fought for the BAMMA middleweight title, losing to Tom Watson via TKO. Marshman was set to defend that British title once again at BAMMA 10 but he was stripped of that belt after missing weight for his bout against Andrew Punshon. Marshman did win his bout with Punshon via submission and will look to continue his way back to a title at BAMMA 11.
The MMA veteran Xavier Foupa-Pokam (22-18) is actually coming off a loss this weekend at Super Fight League 6. Having fought Cage Rage, UFC as well as BAMMA the French-born fighter will easily have an experience edge over his opponent. Foupa-Pokam though has had trouble winner since making his UFC debut in April of 2009, winning just two fights in 11 bouts. Foupa-Pokam does hold a win over the former BAMMA middleweight champion Tom Watson back at Cage Rage 21.
Complete BAMMA 11 Fight Card:
185 lbs.: XAVIER FOUPA-POKAM VS. JACK MARSHMAN
155 lbs.: LINTON VASSELL VS. JASON JONES
185 lbs.: TBA VS. ALEX REID
BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH 170 lbs. Title bout: WARREN KEE VS. TOM BREESE
BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH 155 lbs. Title bout: STEVIE RAY VS. DALE HARDIMAN
205 lbs.: ANTH TAYLOR VS. MAX NUNES
205 lbs.: MARCIN LAZARZ VS. SAM MENSAH
135 lbs.: JAMES DOOLAN VS. SPENCER HEWITT
155 lbs.: RICHIE DOWNES VS. JEREMY PETLEY
155 lbs.: MARC ALLEN VS. DYSON ROBERTS
145 lbs.: ANDREW FISHER VS DIEGO VITAL
185 lbs.: CHRIS DOUGLAS VS. YANNICK BAHATI
135 lbs.: DAWID FARYCKI VS. BRIAN CREIGTON
170 lbs.: JONNY BILTON VS. LEON EDWARDS
205 lbs.: THOMAS DENHAM VS MIKE NEUN
BAMMA 11 takes place on December 1st from the Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena in Birmingham.