Askham wins BAMMA world middleweight title

Scott Askham. Picture: Jamie Lee Smith - dn4photography
Scott Askham. Picture: Jamie Lee Smith - dn4photography

Hemsworth fighter Scott Askham is the new BAMMA world middleweight champion after defeating Brazilian Jorge ‘Michelan’ Luis Bezerra.

Askham starred on the bill at BAMMA 13: Night of Champions, staged at the National Indoor Arena, in Birmingham, on Saturday and won each of the three rounds to seal a unanimous decision.

The professional display against a dangerous opponent extends Askham’s unbeaten record to 11 fights and the Hemsworth man was delighted with the victory.

He said: “Most of the fight took place on the floor and I had to put lots of defensive work in but I was on top for most of it.”

Askham has already revealed that his first defence of the title will take place in December.

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