Mike Markham, ring announcer for BAMMA and some of the biggest fight shows on the planet, has been confirmed as the voice of new show Europa MMA fighting championships.
Markham is well recognised across the globe, having announced for shows such as he Abu Dhabi Jiu-Jitsu Championships and the final fight of Fedor Emelianenko. He is known widely to UK fans through his work with the British Mixed Martial Arts Association.
Markham will host the first show by Europa, which takes place March 22nd at the Brentwood Centre in Essex. Europa looks set to be an awesome new European show. In their first outing, the main events pits top featherweights against one another when Niklas Backstrom takes on Max Coga. Backstrom is undefeated and Coga has only seen one loss in his career. Between both men, a record of 15-1 makes this a guaranteed exciting bout.
In the co-main event, ex-UFC TUF competitor Andre Winner fights Jeremy Petley in a lightweight clash that will have serious ramifications on the UK lightweight scene.
Mike Markham will see it all, playing host to the event as he announces fights and introduces fighters to the cage. The longtime veteran announcer is excited about the opportunity, saying: "There are some outstanding promotions in Europe and Europa will certainly take its rightful place among them. The formation of a new promotion that unites the European MMA scene is an exciting and revolutionary concept. Furthermore, the United Kingdom always provides one of the most compelling and appropriate backdrops for international sport.”
Europa MMA takes place on the 22nd of March at the Brentwood centre in Essex. For more details see THIS LINK
Written by Craig Thomas Boyle
(With thanks to BAMMA PR. Image courtesy of Jade Kimmel)