Team Norway amateurs return to UK soil at BCMMA 14

On February 20th representatives of Norway’s national amateur MMA team will once again compete under the banner of BCMMA at the Charter Hall in Colchester, England, sanctioned by the UKMMAF. Leading the Norwegian charge will be IMMAF European Open veteran Ole Johnny Eriksen who took a unanimous decision victory over Italy’s Alberto Chiappi on Day 1 of the Championships last November before progressing to the next round where he lost a hard fought decision to Northern Ireland’s eventual silver medal winner Ross McCorrsiton. At BCMMA 14 Eriksen will face Roger Gracie Academy product “PK” Zadeh who made his BCMMA debut in late 2015 with a third round TKO victory. BCMMA Nyland IMMAF European Open lightweight silver medalist Geir Kare Cemsoylu Nyland will face BKK Fighters’ local favourite Joe Harding. Nyland played a role in a number of 2015’s best fights under the IMMAF banner and went 4-1 at the European Open in Walsall, England, between November 19th and 22nd. Having taken victory in the opening round Nyland competed twice on Day 2 with a TKO victory over Italian Fracesco Spinola and a unanimous decision win against Iceland’s Bjarki Omarsson in what was one the completion’s standout contests so far. In the semi-final Nyland snatched a third round TKO victory over SBG Ireland prospect Lee Hammond with both fighters showcasing one of the best matches of the year. Nyland eventually earned silver after going the distance to lose a unanimous decision to Team UK Welshman Jack Shore. BCMMA Mannes 135lb veteran Camilla Mannes earned bronze at the European Open after a back and forth contest with Swedish tournament standout Gabriella Ringblom who progressed to take silver in a hard fought final bout. Mannes takes on Emily Mitchell of the Den Fight Centre in King’s Lynn. BCMMA Wallum Lightweight contender Andreas Syse Wallum lost out on Day 2 of the European Open, but went the distance with Irish bronze medal winner Thomas Martin. In addition, Wallum regularly served as a cornerman to a number of the the Team Norway fighters. At BCMMA 14 Wallum takes on BKK Fighters’ Craig Edwards, a veteran of seven appearances with BCMMA. BCMMA Marianne Also representing Team Norway will be flyweight contender Mariane Eriksen. Eriksen was last in action at BCMMA 10 in March, 2015. The Norwegian took on Team UK IMMAF veteran Wendy McKenna for the promotion’s amateur title, but came up short on the scorecards after a war of three rounds. Eriksen returns to BCMMA on February 20th, this time time to face BKK Fighters’ Cory McKenna. You can following the UK MMA Federation (UKMMAF) on Twitter @UKMMAFed For more on the Norwegian MMA Federation (NMMAF) visit For more information on BCMMA 14 visit

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