BAMMA 9: Fraser Opie and Matt Howard bounced from March 24 fight card due to injury

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(Mar 22th .12) Europe's leading Mixed Martial Arts promotion, BAMMA, is proud to announce the updated fight card for BAMMA 9: Watson vs. Marshman, which takes place at Birmingham's National Indoor Arena this Saturday 24th March. BAMMA 9 is proudly sponsored by Go Daddy, the world's largest provider of Web hosting, domain name registrations and new SSL Certificates.

Misfortune has struck at the last hour, with both Fraser Opie and Matt Howard forced to withdraw from their scheduled fights due to injuries sustained during the last leg of training.

Patrick Valle (7-2-0) will now replace Howard to face dangerous Spennymoor warrior, Andrew Punshon; who is renowned for fast, first-round, submission finishes, as well as his devastating knock-out power. That Valle has stepped up to the challenge of Punshon at three days' notice is a testament to his strong heart and to the calibre of fight that fans can expect to see from the French athlete.

Fighting out of Haut Tension, and training partner to Bellator competitor and Dream vet, Karl Amoussou; Vallee matches Punshon with his penchant for dramatic finishes. With wins via KO, TKO and submission (with three via Rear Naked Choke), Vallee looks set to push this bout in any number of directions. Expect the unpredictable in this pacey, neck-to-neck and ultimate test of speed, power and prowess, in a match that promises to be unforgettable.

BAMMA 9 fight card and line-up after the jump.

MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD TITLE BOUT: JACK MARSHMAN VS TOM WATSON

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: JASON BALL VS COLIN FREAKSHOW FLETCHER

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT: PRZEMYSLAW MYSIALA VS JASON JONES

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: JAKE MURPHY VS DAVID ROUND

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT: ANDREW PUNSHON VS. PATRICK VALLEE

WELTERWEIGHT BOUT: MARK TUCKER VS TOM BREESE

LIGHTWEIGHT BOUT: ANTANAS JAZBUTIS VS DALE HARDIMAN

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT: MATT EWIN VS LEEROY BARNES

LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT: ROBERT TRUESDALE VS SAM MENSAH

HEAVYWEIGHT BOUT: MARC GODBEER VS CATALIN ZMARANDESCU

MIDDLEWEIGHT BOUT: LEE JOHNSON VS LUKE BARNETT

More on BAMMA 9 right here.

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