Andre Winner will face Rob Sinclair for the BAMMA Lightweight title at BAMMA 10.
Andre Winner was born in St. George's, Grenada to a British father and an Afro-Caribbean mother, and moved to Leicester, England at seven years old. He started participating in sports during his high school years, competing in football and other athletics. Winner never thought of being a mixed martial artist but loved sports. He went to self-defense classes at Leicester Shootfighters and met MMA fighters Dan Hardy and Paul Daley. Hardy inspired Winner to give the sport a real try.
Winner fought Gary Kelly to get into the Ultimate Fighter house, and won by knockout while working Kelly in the clinch. Winner then flew to Las Vegas to compete under coach Michael Bisping against the U.S. team. He advanced to the semifinals of the lightweight tournament after defeating Santino Defranco in the first round. Winner then had his last fight on the show defeating Cameron Dollar by submission in round one. The win over Dollar put Winner in the finals to fight teammate, Ross Pearson.
Winner recently signed a contract with British promotion BAMMA. His first fight on was at BAMMA 7 against BAMMA veteran Jason Ball. Winner won the fight via unanimous decision.
Winner next competed in a Lightweight Title Eliminator bout against Diego Gonzalez at BAMMA 8. He again won via unanimous decision.
Winner will face Rob Sinclair for the BAMMA Lightweight title at BAMMA 10.