BAMMA Signs Deal to Air on HDNet

BAMMA is expanding its footprint in the United States by signing a new TV deal with HDNet, beginning with BAMMA 8 in December.

The new deal was announced on Monday night’s edition of Inside MMA.

BAMMA has quickly risen to become one of the top international promotions, putting on several shows in England with fighters like Tom ‘Kong’ Watson, Frank Trigg, and Paul Daley.

“BAMMA puts on the best MMA shows in Europe and HDNet broadcasts the best fights from around the globe,” said Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights. “It was the perfect fit. I had to get this deal done!”

BAMMA 8 will kick off the new deal with the show airing live on Saturday, Dec 10 from England.

The card features several top fighters from around the globe including top prospect Jimi Manuwa, as well as former Strikeforce contender Joey Villasenor and Bellator stand-out Jim Wallhead.

“We see a US TV partner as a major step in our growth as an organization and believe we have found the ideal partner in HDNet,” said David Green, CEO of BAMMA. “We are very excited about this new partnership and look forward to bringing some first class events to the US public”

The new deal starts with BAMMA 8 and BAMMA 9, which takes place in Fab 2012, will feature the promotional debut of former UFC fighter Nate Marquardt as he faces Yoshihiro Akiyama in the main event.