March 24th, 2014 - Europe's flagship Mixed Martial Arts promotion is bringing a world title fight to the BAMMA 15 card as Tom Duquesnoy faces Teddy Violet in a battle for the BAMMA World Featherweight crown. BAMMA 15 takes place at the Copper Box in London's Olympic Park on 5th April. Tickets are on sale from £25 at
BAMMA is also proud to announce that Tom Duquesnoy has signed to an exclusive four fight deal with BAMMA.
Tom 'Fire Kid' Duquesnoy fights out of European Top Team in France and has fought across Europe. He now holds a record of 8-1-0, following his crushing defeat of James Saville via TKO at BAMMA 14. Duquesnoy, has finished two of his opponents within 36 seconds of the very first round, and has only seen the 3rd round once in his career so far.
At just 20 years old and known already for his devastating speed and aggression, Duquesnoy made his mark in the UK when he beat previously undefeated Scott Hunt via TKO in 34 seconds at Killacam. On scoring victory against Saville, Duquesnoy wasted no time in announcing that he had his sights set upon the BAMMA Featherweight title.
Fellow Frenchman, Teddy Violet fights out of Haute Tension and remains undefeated with a professional MMA record of 8-0. Violet has dominated all opposition on home promotion, '100% Fight'. The majority of his wins have come by chokes and 7 of his 8 fights have not made the 3rd round.
BAMMA's matchmaker, Jude Samuel said:
"Both fighters have a claim to the top ranking slot in their division: Besides crowning the BAMMA World Featherweight champion, this BAMMA 15 fight will also determine who is France's number 1 Featherweight."
A further change to the BAMMA 15 card takes place as Josh Bangert has been forced to withdraw injured from his opening preliminary match against Mo Lasladj.
Follow Tom Duquesnoy on Twitter @TomFireKid
BAMMA 15 FIGHT CARD [24.03.14]
OLI THOMPSON VS. GRIZM SELMANI
WORLD FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
TOM DUQUESNOY VS. TEDDY VIOLET
COLIN FLETCHER VS. TONY HERVEY
BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH WELTERWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
WAYNE MURRIE VS. LEON EDWARDS
BAMMA LONSDALE BRITISH MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE BOUT
ANDY DE-VENT VS. HARRY MCLEMAN
RYAN SCOPE VS. ALI ARISH
RANY SAADEH VS. MAHMOOD BESHARATE
RICHARD EDWARDS VS. ANDY CRAVEN
JACK GRANT VS. JEFFERSON GEORGE
ALEX MONTAGNANI VS. NATHAN JONES
NATHANIEL WOOD VS. ED ARTHUR
BENNY CARR VS. JACEK TOCZYDLOWSKI
MO LASLADJ VS. TBC
*Credit - Mark Blundell Photography (Not to be repoduced or reused without expressed permission)