BAMMA, one of the top MMA promotions in England, announced the signing of three fighters to the roster recently.
Orestes Betran, Warren Kee and Mark Godbeer will all compete for BAMMA in 2015, with Kee and Godbeer returning to the promotion.
“I very happy with the latest acquisitions, who will all add a different dynamic to their respective divisions,” said BAMMA matchmaker Jude Samuel. “It’s a new and exciting era for the BAMMA featherweight and lightweight divisions especially and the added acquisition of Betran will add a bit more South American spice to the already hot featherweight division.”
Betran has posted a 16-4 record overall and is 8-2 in his last 10. He fights out of the HJJT and Iron Gymnasium in Londrina, Brazil.
“It’s an honor to be a part of a great organization like BAMMA,” he said. “I look forward to performing in front of the great UK fans.
Kee sports a 7-3 pro mark and is also a former BAMMA fighter, having fought for the Lonsdale British title. He trains out of Tsunami Gym, the home of Luke Barnatt.
“I have a crowd pleasing style and I always come to fight,” he said. “I have worked massively on all areas of my game and now I’m fighting at a weight I should have my whole professional career so I am super excited to get in the cage early next year and show Bamma fans the new Warren ‘Relentless’ Kee.”
Godbeer will compete at heavyweight where he is 8-2. He fights out of the Trojan Freefighters camp and is the first fighter signed to the new BAMMA heavyweight division.
“Really pleased to be signing with a promotion like BAMMA,” he said. “One of Europe’s leading fight promotions based on home soil. Looking forward to working may way through the newly developed heavyweight division, getting into title contention and reaching my goal of getting that belt. Im really pleased for the opportunity BAMMA has given me and I plan on making the most of it.”
BAMMA was founded in 2009 and is based out of London. World champions are Jason Jones (light heavyweight), Eddy Ellis (welterweight), Mansour Barnaoui (lightweight), Tom DuQuesnoy (featherweight) and Rany Saadeh (flyweight).