BAMMA 5: "Daley vs Shirai" took place last night (Feb. 26, 2011) from the MEN Arena in Manchester, England.
The 11-bout card was headlined by British wrecking machine Paul Daley in what was supposed to be a welterweight title fight against Yuya Shirai that ended up a three-round affair after "Semtex" came in heavy due to sauna issues at the local hotel.
He promised to make up for it with a first round knockout and boy, did he deliver.
After a few leg kicks from Shirai, Daley unloaded with an uppercut and a left hook that floored his over-matched foe and set up a 170-pound title fight in Strikeforce, presumably on April 9 in San Jose.
Watch out, Nick Diaz.
But that's not all.
Complete BAMMA 5 results (via Sherdog) after the jump:
Jeremy Petley def. Frankie Slater via submission (armbar) 1
Costas Doru def. Liam James via submission (rear naked choke) in round 1
Tim Newman def. Diego Vital via split decision
Michael Johnson def. Paul Cook via unanimous decision
Jason Ball def. Peter Duncan via KO in round 1
Lee Cohoon def. Rob Mills via TKO in round 2
Mohsen Bahari def. Lee Barnes via TKO in round 1
Claudio Henrique Da Silva Jean-Francois Lenogue Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) 1
Alex Makhonin def. Xavier Foupa-Pokam via TKO in round 2
Ricco Rodriguez def. James McSweeney via unanimous decision
Paul Daley def. Yuya Shirai via KO (Punches) in round 1