*BAMMA 16*




August 29th, 2014 - Paul 'Semtex' Daley's opponent for BAMMA 16, Igor
Fernandes has withdrawn from the headlining fight due to a tibia fracture
sustained in training last week. The news was broken by MMA Fighting last
night, ahead of the event which takes place in two weeks time at the
Victoria Warehouse in Manchester (UK). A replacement in the shape of
Brazilian, Marinho Moreira da Rocha, was officially confirmed yesterday by
BAMMA matchmaker, Jude Samuel.

Marinho Moreira da Rocha flies in from Conceicao Do Araguaia, Para in Brazil
fighting out of Coalizao Fight Team. The 31 year old boasts a professional
MMA record of 28-6 with a 75% KO/ TKO victory rate. Only 3 of his wins,
clocked up over a decade, have come by way of the judges' score cards.

Household name, Paul ‘Semtex’ Daley is one the world’s most
notorious and
exciting fighters, globally renowned for his explosive knock out power. With
a current professional MMA record of 34-13-2,  74% of Daley's total wins
have been achieved by KO or TKO. Daley also holds a 18-3 kickboxing record
and has gone 5-0 this year, all with KO victories. With one more fight to
go on his BAMMA contract after BAMMA 16, Daley is also now signed to US
promotion Bellator. BAMMA 16 marks the promotion's first return to Manchester
since BAMMA 5, where Daley knocked out Yuja Shirai, 1:46 into Round 1.

BAMMA matchmaker, Jude Samuel, commented:

" Marinho Moreira da Rocha is also a striker and has a knock out ratio as
big as Paul's. Sparks are going to fly."


*BAMMA is Europe’s flagship Mixed Martial Arts organization. Broadcast on
5* and Channel 5 in the UK, BAMMA draws unprecedented domestic viewing
figures, whilst internationally it is televised across the globe.  Both
nurturing grassroots talent into international stars and attracting elite
fighters from around the world, BAMMA aims to showcase exciting and
entertaining fights between the toughest and most skilled competitors.
Launched in June 2009, 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. 


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*SAFE MMA is a voluntary medical advisory body established to improve the
safety of MMA fighters in the UK and is housed at 76 Harley Street in
London. Under the Safe MMA banner, the medical centre provides a secure,
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