SATURDAY 7TH JUNE 2014
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May 10th, 2014 - Alex Montagnani vs Tim Menzies has been announced to the main card for "BAMMA Fight Night: Askham vs Nunes", which takes place in Southampton on 7th June 2014 as the first of BAMMA's regional fight nights. The event, headlined by Scott Askham vs. Max Nunes for the BAMMA World Middleweight title, takes place at the O2 Guildhall and tickets go on sale today at 9am at Ticketmaster or from 023 8063 2601.
Welterweight Alex "Mean" Montagnani impressed at BAMMA 15 where he submitted rival, Nathan Jones, just 2:43 into round 1 via Rear Naked Choke. He was quickly called out by Tim Menzies' who also had a professional debut victory on the BAMMA 14 card over James Samuda.
Fighting out of New Wave Academy in South London, Montagnani holds a professional MMA record of 6-1-0, with 5 of his victories attained in the first round and the majority of these via TKO. Other victories have come via Submission and KO (knee). Montagnani started training in martial arts at the age of 4 with his father, who held a 3rd Dan in Judo and Aikido plus long experience in Amateur boxing. Alex continued in Judo to the age of 10, but in his teens moved over to football, rugby and athletics. Rediscovering Judo at 17, Montagnani quickly attained his black belt within one year before taking up Brazilian jiu jitsu. Montagnani is the former Fury Welterweight champion.
Following his BAMMA debut Tim "Serbian Yeti" Menzies has since scored a 2nd victory at Shock n Awe in March, where he submitted Lee Taylor via Arm Triangle to bring his professional record up to 2-0-0. Fighting out of Andy Roberts BJJ, Menzies holds a previous Amateur (Semi-Pro) record of 4-1-0 and a matching K1 record of 4-1-0. Menzies impressed scouts in a K1 debut that saw him win 2 out of 3 bouts in a one-night tournament to beat 2 favourites, then lose his 3rd on decision. Menzies holds a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and has also spent periods out in the United States training under Matt Hughes at Hughes Intensive Training. Reputed on his local circuit as an exciting prospect and a dangerous striker, Menzies has struggled to find opponents at professional level.