March 04, 2011 19:00 ET

BAMMA Delivers KO for First PKR Social

News and Action From the First PKR Social Meet-Up

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 4, 2011) - PKR's headline sponsorship of BAMMA's fifth season kicked off in style on Saturday night at Manchester's MEN Arena. Allied to the martial arts spectacle was the PKR Social: Manchester - the first in a series of PKR Social events designed to bring PKR players together in a range of activities, both poker and non-poker related. 

The happy band of PKR players who successfully applied for the free tickets gathered at the nearby Printworks in the city centre for free drinks and a chance to meet each other along with Team PKR Pro Scott Shelley.

Several hours later and the group took their seats for a night of explosive mixed martial arts action culminating in the main event where MMA star Tom 'Semtex' Daley demolished his Japanese opponent Yuya Shirai in the opening minutes of the first round.

From pre-match drinks to the 13th fight, the first Social's attendees got maximum entertainment and all for free. The next PKR Social meet-up is PKR Social: London , a poker focussed event taking place on 25-26 March at the Fox Poker Club in association with

Community Manager Dan Grant commented "Thanks to all the players who joined us for an unforgettable first ever PKR Social. The PKR Social events are a great opportunity for players to get together and have a laugh both on and off the poker tables. We look forward to the next meet-ups in the pipeline including PKR Social: London this March and the PKR Social: Midlands's golf event in April."

The PKR Social Calendar

Date: 25-26 March

PKR Social: Friday Poker Party, Saturday Main Event

Location: London

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Date: 2-3 April

PKR Social: Golf and Poker Day

Location: Northampton

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