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Sunny Edwards vs Jason Mama in Dubai on Dec. 11, LIVE on FreeSports

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Probellum will host a historic world championship double-header at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on Saturday, December 11 with Probellum: Revolution – as Sunny Edwards defends his IBF flyweight title against Jayson Mama and John Riel Casimero puts his WBO bantamweight title on the line against the UK’s Paul Butler.

The event brings together some of the very best fighters from around the world in what is sure to be an action-packed night of boxing.

Undefeated Edwards (16-0, 4 knockouts) makes the first defense of his world title, taking on his mandatory challenger Mama (16-0, 9 knockouts), after the two men were originally set to meet in September in the UK before an injury postponed the clash.

Casimero (31-4, 21 knockouts) is back following his victory over Guillermo Rigondeaux in August, now squaring off with mandatory challenger Butler (33-2, 15 knockouts). Casimero is one of the most devastating punchers in the division who looks to keep his momentum going in his third world championship defense.

Four-weight world champion Donnie Nietes (43-1-5, 23 knockouts) will also appear on the card, as he looks to move a step closer to another championship in a world title elimination bout. He will be joined by unbeaten super-featherweight Archie Sharp (21-0, 9 knockouts), and former world title challenger Jono Carroll (20-2-1, 5 knockouts), who is coming off an important win against Andy Vences in September.

“We are delighted to finally announce plans for this incredible event in Dubai next month,” said Richard Schaefer, President of Probellum. “We made it clear from the offset that we have massive plans in store for Probellum, and this world title double-header shows just that.

“The two world title fights see John Riel Casimero face Paul Butler, while Sunny Edwards takes on Jayson Mama, and both of those bouts are set to be guaranteed excitement. With the likes of Donnie Nietes, Archie Sharp and Jono Carroll all competing too, fans will be treated to a night of non-stop action. We cannot wait for fight night and are proud to bring this historic event to the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai.”

Freesports To Broadcast Two Live Probellum Boxing Events Beginning This Weekend

FreeSports is delighted to announce they will broadcast the newly-launched PROBELLUM boxing promotion as it hosts its first major event this Saturday December 11th in Dubai. The full event will be available from 4pm GMT on Premier Sports 2 and BoxNation while FreeSports will join the coverage at 5.30pm GMT for the main events available free to watch in every home in the UK.

The headline event at PROBELLUM: Revolution this weekend sees surging IBF World Super Flyweight Champion and London born boxer, Sunny Edwards (16-0, 4 KO) make his first world title defence against fellow undefeated pugilist Jayson Mama (16-0, 9 KO), who has the skillset needed to trouble the elusive Edwards.

A world championship co-feature features WBO World Bantamweight Champion John Riel Casimero (31-4, 21 KO) defends his hard-fought title against mandatory contender Paul Butler (33-2, 15 KO) at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, UAE.

Three-division champ Casimero has won 7 straight with 6 monstrous knockouts. His most recent win was the biggest of his career, defeating two-time Olympic gold medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux. The contender Paul Butler aka ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ hailing from Cheshire, England, is a former IBF World Bantamweight Champion and looks to utilize his savvy boxing style to re-assert himself at the top of the sport.

FreeSports will also have live and free coverage the following Saturday December 18th of the second show PROBELLUM: Unstoppable. This show sees crowd-favourites Lewis Ritson (21-2, 12 KO), Thomas Patrick Ward (30-0, 4 KO) and three time world champion Ricky Burns (43-8, 16 KO) return to action as new global Boxing promotion PROBELLUM plants its flag in the United Kingdom at Rainton Meadows Arena in Sunderland.

Richard Webb, COO of Premier Sports/FreeSports commented, “We are delighted to partner with Probellum to broadcast these inaugural boxing events this December and make it available free to watch in every UK home in the UK. Both events feature popular British boxers we’re confident will be a big hit for our viewers and we’re looking forward to the coverage.”

Richard Schaefer, Probellum President said, “To be able to broadcast our very first event free to air in the UK, one which will go down in history with a terrific card is incredibly important to us and we’re thankful to FreeSports for their partnership in making this happen.”

FreeSports is available as a free to air sports channel operating in the UK on Sky HD Channel 422, Virgin TV HD Channel 553, Freeview Channel 64, BT/TalkTalk Channel 64, Samsung TV Plus and online via the FreeSports Player. Premier Sports 2 is available on Sky channel 429, Virgin TV 552 while BoxNation is on Sky channel 427, BT/TalkTalk channel 415 and Virgin TV channel 546. Premier Sports and BoxNation are both available via online streaming on the Premier Player.


Legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer has been confirmed as master of ceremonies for Probellum: Revolution at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday December 11.

Buffer is the latest high-profile addition to Probellum’s inaugural event, which includes a host of big-name fighters and two world title bouts.

Undoubtedly the most iconic MC in the world, Buffer’s glittering career has spanned over 30 years, with the American most famous for his “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble…” catchphrase.

While he is most commonly linked to boxing Buffer, older brother of UFC announcer, Bruce, has also showcased his talents at other major sporting events, including Major League Baseball’s World Series, NFL play-off matches and Stanley Cup championships’.

As well as being named master of ceremonies for Fight Night at the Coca-Cola Arena, Buffer will also be in attendance when the fighters take part in a Public Workout at City Walk on Wednesday December 8.

After confirming his involvement at Probellum: Revolution, Buffer said: “It’s a real privilege to be a part of this history-making Probellum show and I’m very much looking forward to announcing at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai for the first time in my career.

“The event features some of the most talented boxers in the world, along with two world title fights, and I hope to see many fans in attendance for what promises to be a wonderful night of fight action.

“Probellum is already making big waves in the world of boxing on a global scale, and I’m delighted to be involved in its first show.”

Richard Schaefer, Probellum President, added: “To secure the services of Michael Buffer for our first event is a tremendous coup.

“Michael needs no introduction. He is undoubtedly one of the most famous voices in boxing, and we look forward to welcoming him to the Coca-Cola Arena on December 11.

“Our first event is one which will go down in history, with a fantastic card and a world-class venue. The addition of Michael helps us elevate the occasion to an even greater level.”

Over the years, Buffer has announced countless fights involving the biggest names in boxing, including Sugar Ray Leonard, Mike Tyson, Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao and Canelo Alvarez. He was the man on the microphone for September’s heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk in London.

Buffer also has an extensive list of film and television credits to his name having appeared in titles such as Rocky V, Creed, Creed II, Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons, South Park, Entourage and American Idol.

Already confirmed for Probellum: Revolution are two world title fights, with the UK’s Sunny Edwards defending his IBF flyweight title against Filipino challenger Jayson Mama, while another Filipino, John Riel Casimero, puts his WBO bantamweight title on the line against Paul Butler, from the UK.

In addition, exciting talents such as Donnie Nietes and Jono Carroll will be performing on the night, while fans in attendance will also have an opportunity to watch two Emirati fighters in action with Sultan Al Nuaimi and Fahad Al Bloushi scheduled to compete.

Tickets for the event are now on sale in-store at Virgin Megastore and online via Coca-Cola Arena and Platinum List.

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