BAMMA 11: (Main Event) Xavier Foupa-Pokam vs Jack Marshman
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BAMMA is proud to announce a Middleweight Mixed Martial Arts bout to headline the BAMMA 11 card at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena on 1st December, as Jack Marshman faces Xavier Foupa-Pokam.
Fresh off a decision loss to Claudio Henrique da Silva at the weekend, Xavier Foupa-Pokam or "Professor X" hails from Paris in France with a record of 22-18-0; and is currently signed non-exclusively to Indian promotion, Super Fight League. The 30 year old shot to recognition during his brief stint in the UFC, and through his long career in British MMA, with Cage Rage and later with BAMMA. With the majority of his victories by Knock Out, Foupa-Pokam holds notable conquests over Alex Reid, Tom Watson and Pierre Guillet. He has also faced tough names that include Paul Daley, Ninja Rua and Alex Makhonin (at BAMMA 5); and brings a wealth of experience back into the BAMMA cage.
With the support of the British Forces behind him, the atmosphere when paratrooper Jack Marshman hits the cage is never short of electric. Marshman (11-1-0) made his mark at BAMMA 7 when he survived a Ground n Pound attack to flip fortune around and win the BAMMA-Lonsdale British Middleweight belt. Following an effective title defence against Barnes at BAMMA 8, Marshman went on to unsuccessfully challenge Tom 'Kong' Watson for the World title at BAMMA 9, gaining his first loss. Marshman returned at BAMMA 10 to once more defend his British title, this time against Andrew Punshon. However he forfeited the Lonsdale belt when he weighed in heavier than agreed, and the fight went ahead as a non-title bout. Previously renowned for his exemplary striking and extraordinary resilience on the ground, Marshman surprised submission specialist, Punshon, with his ground game and submitted him with a Triangle Choke in the first round.
BAMMA (The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) is a premier European MMA organization that launched in June 2009 with the aim of delivering Mixed Martial Arts events that fully capture the entertainment and sporting prowess on display in the world's fastest growing sport. To achieve this aim, BAMMA brought together a team of skilled individuals with a wealth of combined experience across Television Production, Event Organisation and Mixed Martial Arts. BAMMA's combination of arena sized venues, stunning fight cards and exceptional production values has led to BAMMA's position as one of Europe's most recognisable MMA brands. With a highly experienced team each BAMMA event always delivers a highly anticipated and unique Mixed Martial Arts experience.