MTV fans will be more accustomed to seeing Aaron Chalmers on Geordie Shore or the recent season of Ex On The Beach, but on May 12 he’ll be appearing on our screens in an altogether different role.
It’s been confirmed that the 29-year-old reality TV star from Newcastle is all set to compete on the upcoming BAMMA 29 fight card in Birmingham.
Chalmers has been training for his professional MMA debut at the respected Birmingham gym UTC, which also serves as the home of UFC welterweight star Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards and Tom Breese.
He has also made trips to Thailand to work on his striking skills ahead of his BAMMA debut, where he’ll be competing in the 155lb lightweight division.
“I’m putting my heart and soul into this camp,” he said ahead of the announcement.
“I plan to go out there and leave it all on the line. My opponent is just a stepping stone that I will stamp on and continue my journey onwards.”
Chalmers was set to make his MMA debut last September at a Made4TheCage event in Liverpool, but the event was cancelled, putting the reality star back on the sidelines.
But after last year’s false start, Chalmers is all set to get his professional MMA career underway under the BAMMA banner, and the promotion’s CEO David Green says he’s happy to give the TV star a chance.
“Aaron has shown us here at BAMMA that this is not just a side project for him,” he explained.
“He has committed to making this a successful career and we are pleased to give him a platform to begin this rollercoaster of a journey.”
The event takes place at the Genting Arena in Birmingham on Friday May 12, with tickets available via http://bit.ly/BAMMA29.