Interview with James McSweeney

I did an interview with MMA fighter James McSweeney for the Mirror’s online MMA Blog, MirrorTKO.

It’s incredibly in depth and you should all check it out here

Hope all enjoy! Remember to leave some feedback on the site 🙂

BAMMA 5 To Stream Live Online

BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE:

INTERNATIONAL LIVE STREAMING

On PAY PER VIEW
For

BAMMA 5

26th February 2011

FEATURING:

PAUL DALEY VS YUYA SHIRAI
(BAMMA Welterweight Title Fight)

RICCO RODRIGUEZ VS JAMES MCSWEENEY

ALEX MAKHONIN VS XAVIER FOUPA-POKAM

www.bammatv.com

(London, 11th Feb) The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) is excited to announce that, for the very first time, Mixed Martial Arts fans around the world will be able to experience BAMMA 5 LIVE via www.bammatv.com

Vice President of Business Development, Liam Fisher said: “We want to do everything we can to grow this sport and show fans outside of the UK exactly what our country has to offer. This is just one step towards this goal.”

“We’ve been looking at international streaming for some time and it makes total sense to kick this off with BAMMA 5. Paul Daley Vs Yuya Shirai is one of the most internationally significant MMA fights so far this year and bridges together 3 different MMA promotions. It would be a crime to not show this fight around the world.”

BAMMA has already been pioneering in bringing MMA to mainstream UK audiences live on non subscription, non pay per view TV: SyFy channel will be hosting all five BAMMA events this year starting with the much hyped BAMMA 5. Now with its live streaming BAMMA crosses new frontiers in bringing the cream of what the UK has to offer to fight fans across the globe.

Over 835,000 viewers tuned in to watch BAMMA 4 which saw Alex Reid and Middleweight Champ, Tom ‘Kong” Watson go to war in a live televised bout making it the most viewed UK MMA event ever. With the new SyFy and streaming deals in action, BAMMA is truly leading the way in establishing British MMA on the world stage

The PPV will be priced at

• $10 for the live broadcast
• $5 for a repeat screening via On-Demand
• $12 for the live streaming plus unlimited on-demand for 7 days after the event.

www.bammatv.com goes live on Monday 14th February with fans able to pay from Monday 21st onwards.

BAMMA 5 Fight Card

BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF MIXED MARTIAL ARTS
is proud to announce

THE FULL FIGHT CARD
For
BAMMA 5

PAUL DALEY VS YUYA SHIRAI
(BAMMA Welterweight Title Fight)

RICCO RODRIGUEZ VS JAMES MCSWEENEY

JOHN PHILIPS VS JEAN-FRANCOIS LENOGUE

ALEX MAKHONIN Vs XAVIER FOUPA-POKAM

BAMMA (British Association of Mixed Martial Arts) are excited to announce the full fight card for their much hyped February 26th event at Manchester’s MEN Arena.

BAMMA 5 has already created excitement with the announcement of its explosive headlining fight which sees DEEP’s current Welterweight champ, Yuya Shirai face the UK’s contemporary fight legend, Paul Semtex Daley.

An announcement from U.S. fight promotion, Strikeforce, that Daley’s pending title shot is now dependent on a win at BAMMA has added further intensity to an already exhilarating bout; and attracted the eyes of international fight fans and press alike.

Now, prior to Londoner James McSweeney’s anticipated slugfest with former UFC champion Ricco Rodriguez, BAMMA can confirm a hot middleweight match between Swansea’s John Philips and France’s Jean-Francoise Lenogue.

Philips is renowned for his aggressive stand up and knock-out power with his last 5 fights lasting less than 5 minutes. Having previously lost to current BAMMA middleweight champion Tom Watson, Philips is itching for his chance to take the belt. Meanwhile, Lenogue is back on the up after a unanimous decision win over Damir Mihajlovic in November. Another exciting addition to the card is the contest between rising British middleweight Alex Makhonin and ex UFC and Cage Rage star Xavier “Professor X” Foupa-Pokam, with Makhonin looking to add to his 6 fight win streak and Professor X looking to break his 3 fight losing streak. A must win on both counts.

The under-card continues its promise to showcase the cream of British and European talent, with the addition of a welterweight matchup between Leeroy Barnes and Mohsen Bahari. BAMMA can guarantee that this will be one of the strongest MMA cards in UK history.

In the wake of BAMMA’s groundbreaking partnership deal with Universal Networks channel Syfy, not only is the event significant in its line up but also pioneering in its televisation. For the very first time British audiences will be able to access Mixed Martial Arts live on non-subscription TV. With plans for SyFy to screen all five BAMMA events over the course of 2011, Bamma 5 will christen the airwaves at 9PM on Saturday 26th February.

Liam Fisher, Vice President of Business Development at BAMMA comments “Speaking purely as an MMA fan, this is a fantastic card. The return of Paul Daley, Ricco’s 10 fight win streak, big matches for John Phillips and Alex Makhonin, Professor X, The Hammer, the list goes on! Manchester better be prepared!”
BAMMA 5 Full Fight Card:

Paul Daley Vs Yuya Shirai
(Welterweight Championship)

Ricco Rodriguez Vs James McSweeney

John Philips Vs Jean-Francois Lenogue

Alex Makhonin Vs Xavier Foupa-Pokam

Under-Card:

Daniel “Denzil” Thomas Vs AJ Wenn

Leeroy Barnes Vs Mohsen Bahari

Rob Mills Vs Leigh Cohoon

Jason Ball Vs Peter Duncan

Paul Cook Vs Tom Maguire

Tim Newman Vs Diego Vital

Costas Doru Vs Liam James

Franky Slater Vs Jeremy Petley