Bola Omoyele Has His Opponent For BAMMA

We caught up with BAMMA and TUF smashes star Bola Omoyele before his fight this weekend at BAMMA12 in NewcastleBola-TITAN_47

MMANewcastle:How frustrating is it to not be able to find an opponent for such a big show that’s going out on national TV?

Bola: It’s been very frustrating not getting a match but I have faith in my managers Elite MMA Agency and knew I’d be matched – I’m taking an 84KG fight against Harry McLeman (4-0-0) on BAMMA.

Is it hard keeping in shape when you are waiting for an opponent to be named?

As I say I knew Chris from Elite would not let me down so I continued to train as hard as ever.

 Is it a challenge training for an opponent that could be a; striker, grappler or an all-rounder?

I train for my fights at American Top Team and Conan (Silveria) the head coach never leaves a stone unturned, we work on all aspects of a fight and worse case scenarios, also I had so many fighters turn me down for the BAMMA fight that we trained for strikers, wrestlers, BJJ guys… haha you wouldn’t believe how many fighters were approached and no takes, so that’s why we all decided I should move up to 84KG for this fight.

 We have heard 12 people turned down the fight including a recently cut UFC WW it must have been annoying when no WW’s stepped up.

I don’t know how many exactly turned it down as Chris and Conan talked among their selves and only told me a week ago that the opponent was at 84KG. But I hear it was getting funny how many had been approached, my thanks goes out to Chris from Elite MMA for all the help making sure I had an opponent for this show.

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