BAMMA announce two bouts for the joint BAMMA/Bellator event in Newcastle on December 15th. Confirmed on the card, Ryan Scope faces Mickael Lebout in a Lightweight bout and breakout star Fabian Edwards faces Louis King in a battle of the Middleweight powerhouses.
“After a bumper 2017, we look forward to signing off the year with a massive event. Some familiar BAMMA faces alongside some exciting new signings will bring a night of top flight MMA to the always appreciative, noisy Newcastle crowd. If the way the shows have been building already this year are anything to go by, this will be one to enjoy” – David Green BAMMA CEO
BAMMA Newcastle/Bellator Newcastle takes place on Friday 15th December. Tickets are on sale now at bamma.com
Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope Vs. Mickael ‘Ragnar’ Lebout – Lightweight Bout
For the first time since his win over Ali Arish at BAMMA 15, Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope returns to BAMMA in his hometown, as he takes on Frenchman Mickael ‘Ragnar’ Lebout in a Lightweight bout that will have the crowds jumping in support of their hometown favourite. With a victory crucial for both men on 15th December, this bout could propel the winner straight into the title picture for the vacant BAMMA Lightweight Title in the months to come.
Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards Vs. Louis ‘KO’ King – Middleweight Bout
Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards is surging in the Middleweight division and his performances have demanded a sterner test. Stepping up to answer the call is UK Middleweight K1 terror Louis ‘KO’ King, who steps back into the MMA arena once more. In a bout that will likely tear the house down, these proven finishers will go head to head in search of another highlight reel at the Metro Arena on 15th December.
Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope (10-1) returns to BAMMA after a 3 year absence to face Mickael ‘Ragnar’ Lebout. In his BAMMA debut, which was also held at the Metro Radio Arena, he also faced an undefeated Luke ‘Nuke’ Newman in a hard fought battle, where he toughed out the submission victory and also sent Newman into retirement. Now returning to BAMMA, he looks to once again clear a path to the Lightweight title.
Mickael ‘Ragnar’ Lebout (16-7-2) is currently riding a two fight win streak as he enters the lions den and takes on Ryan Scope in his hometown. Lebout has faced a veritable who’s who of European MMA, including former BAMMA fighters Tim Wilde and one time Lonsdale Lightweight Champion Stevie ‘Braveheart’ Ray.
Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards (2-0) instantly has a name that might sound familiar in BAMMA, that’s because his older brother Leon was the former Lonsdale Welterweight Champion for the promotion. Training alongside him at UTC, the Middleweight prospect looks to build on his most recent devastating performance where he took out Aaron Kennedy with a 2nd round submission. He now faces a tougher challenge in the devastating striker that is Louis ‘KO’ King, and a victory here will propel him further up the division he believes he has the potential to dominate.
Louis ‘KO’ King (1-0) from Haslemere in Surrey has been kickboxing for 8 years. He has been a professional K1 fighter since November 2009, and with a long list of KO’s and stoppages he now follows his brother Tony into the MMA arena at BAMMA. With one TKO victory against Andy Manzolo back in 2012, he now looks to move further into the sport and steps into a bout featuring two phenomenal strikers as he takes on Fabian ‘The Assassin’ Edwards.
BAMMA Newcastle will take place on Friday 15th December. Tickets are on sale now at bamma.com