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.
Check out the full fight card below:
BAMMA 12 FIGHT CARD
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
LUKE NEWMAN VS. RYAN SCOPE
CATCHWEIGHT BOUT 88KG
KEVIN THOMPSON VS. SCOTT ASKHAM
JAMES MACALISTER VS. DAWID FARYCKI
LEEROY BARNES VS. STEVE WATSON
LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT
BRETT MCDERMOTT VS. THOMAS DENHAM
CRAIG ROBERTSON VS. LUKE HARRIMAN
MAHMOOD BESHARATE VS. STEVEN GARDENER
JEFFERSON GEORGE VS. STEPHEN MARTIN