The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts (BAMMA) is giving its fans an immensely-stacked card TODAY (Sat., Sep. 10), broadcasting an entire event from its home in Jolly Old England.
The card, which Canadian viewers can watch on The Fight Network at 4 PM EST and British viewers can watch on SyFy at 9 PM BST, is headlined by a clash between former UFC title challenger Frank "Twinkle Toes" Trigg and Bellator veteran "Judo" Jim Wallhead. The remainder of the card is loaded with familiar names, as UFC veterans Paul Daley and Jordan Radev are set to square off in a catchweight showdown.
MMAmania will provide LIVE blow-by-blow, round-by-round coverage of BAMMA 7 below, starting with the Facebook broadcast at 2:15 EST and continuing to the end of the event.
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Without further delay, see below for the latest BAMMA 7 results (Note: this will go from the bottom up; therefore, scroll towards the bottom for the latest detailed round-by-round action):)
BAMMA 7: "TRIGG VS. WALLHEAD" QUICK RESULTS:
185 lbs.: Jim Wallhead def. Frank Trigg by Split Decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27
176 lbs.: Paul Daley def. Jordan Radev by Unanimous Decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
155 lbs.: Rob Sinclair def. Diego Vital by Knockout at 3:00 of Round Three
185 lbs.: Jack Marshman def. Carl Noon by TKO (Strikes) in Round Three
155 lbs.: Andre Winner def. Jason Ball by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)
155 lbs.: Chris Fishgold def. Jeremy Petley by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:33 of Round One
140 lbs.: Erik Perez def. James Brum by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 3:31 of Round One
185 lbs.: Eugene Fadiora def. Robert Devanne by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 4:35 of Round One
155 lbs.: Pindi Madahar def. Danny Compton by TKO (Strikes) at 1:06 of Round Two
155 lbs.: Dale Hardiman def. Scott Jansen by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 1:16 of Round Two
170 lbs.:Tom Breese def. Lee Taylor by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) at 2:26 of Round One
170 lbs.: Dean Amasinger def. Shah Hussein by Unanimous Decision
205 lbs.: Fraser Opie def. Robert Krecicki by TKO (Strikes) at 3:19 of Round One
BAMMA 7: "TRIGG VS. WALLHEAD" PLAY-BY-PLAY MAIN CARD COMMENTARY (FACEBOOK)
185 lbs.: Frank Trigg vs. Jim Wallhead
Round one: Both men pawing at each other. Side kicks from Trigg. Jab from Wallhead lands. More side kicks from Trigg, targeting Wallhead’s knee. More jabs from Wallhead. Side kicks from Trigg. Hard right from Jim backs up Trigg. Takedown from Trigg easily shrugged off by Wallhead. More pawing from each other. Big takedown attempt from Trigg, but Wallhead stays on his feet. Jockeying for position against the cage. Fighters reset in the center and keep pawing at each other. Trigg rocked by a left hook! Wallhead pounces! Trigg locks Jim up in his guard but Wallhead is dropping elbows. Trigg seems to have his wits about him again and Wallhead has slowed his assault. The round ends with Wallhead dropping elbows and big punches from guard, and the Brit takes the round 10-9.
Round two: Ugly-looking cut below Frank’s right eye. Frank pawing with the jab, then lunges in off a lead left. Wallhead stuffs his shot and they reset. More pawing at the center of the ring, then a nasty inside leg kick from Wallhead. Trigg answers in kind. Wallhead’s got faster hands than I remember and he seems to be doing very well in the standup. Good inside leg kicks from Trigg, hard punch combo from Wallhead. Trigg stuns Wallhead with a left hand and they’re trading heavy leather. Fight slows back down and Wallhead presses Frank into the fence. Knee on the break from Frank narrowly misses. Trigg moves forward and gets hit by a counter right, then clinches Jim against the fence. Wallhead reverses and is pressing Frank into the cage. Good jabs from Wallhead. Good little flurry from both. Trigg scoring with the jab now. More solid right hands from Frank. Wallhead backs Trigg up with a good punch, but Trigg goes right back to pushing forward. Closer round, but one in Frank’s favor. We’re all locked up going into the third.
Round three: Announcers seem to have dropped off the face of the Earth as we begin the final round. Frank lands a good left hand counter early. Both men with lots of feints and the announcers pop back. Good right hand counter punch from Jim off a Trigg leg kick. Jim rocks Trigg in a firefight but Trigg presses forward and clinches against the fence. Knees to the body from Wallhead as they separate. Good right hook from Wallhead. Right straight lands for Jim and Frank’s counter hits air. Wallhead rocks Frank again with a right hand, but Frank brings them back into the clinch. Jim reverses and presses Rank against the cage. Takedown attempt from Wallhead and he plants Trigg right on his back. Frank slips out and goes for a leglock, but no success as they return to their feet. A second takedown attempt from Jim fails and they clinch once again. Frank tries a takedown but gets almost effortlessly tossed aside. Trigg backing Jim up and landing a solid stream of jabs. Wallhead is getting tired but he’s still landing enough to keep him on top in this round. Hard left from Frank and it looks like he’s tired as well. Frank backs Wallhead up and they exchange a rapid flurry to end the round. Close, but Jim’s takedowns and power won him this round 10-9 and this fight 29-28 on my scorecard.
Final Result: 29-28, 28-29, and 30-27 for the winner by split decision: Jim Wallhead
176 lbs.: Paul Daley vs. Jordan Radev
Round one: You heard right: Radev knocked Alexander Shlemenko clean out. You can find the fight on Youtube and the knockout is worth a watch.
Daley looks a lot softer than usual; even when he missed weight against Shirai, he still looked incredibly ripped. It is pretty funny that the announcer referred to him as a "striker fighter", though.
Both fighters tentative at the start. Daley pawing his jab out. Radev lunges in, doesn’t see a takedown, and lands a good right hand. Leg kick from Daley. Head kick from Daley blocked. Radev looking for a takedown, pushes Daley into the fence. Daley briefly reverses and gets the Thai clinch. Jostling at the fence with Daley landing hard knees. Radev drops for another takedown and Daley defending well. Daley briefly winds up on top, but Radev turns and keeps looking for the takedown. Daley against the fence, turns and escapes. Big head kick from Daley doesn’t land. Radev rocked by Thai knees and Daley swarms. Radev is on his feet but Paul’s wrecking him from the plum. More knees and elbows; Radev is cut but, against all logic, still awake and standing. Hard left hand in return from Radev! Radev going for the takedown and shrugging off elbows and knees! Head kick from Daley blocked and a flying knee. Radev against the fence; Daley’s got the Thai clinch. The separate and Radev is a bloody mess but pushing forward and…Daley rocks him with a knee right at/after the bell. What a first round; 10-9 Daley.
Round two: Daley still looks fresh and throws a big head kick that gets blocked. Daley lunges in and gets countered hard by Radev. Hard inside leg kick from Daley. Two head kicks narrowly blocked for Daley. Radev forcing his way forward but can’t take Paul down. Again, pushing Daley into the fence. Daley has the Thai clinch again but Radev is still chasing the takedown. Radev is made of concrete. BIG knee from Daley lands but an overhand left from Radev lands! Head kick rocks Radev and a flying knee from Daley almost lands. Daley exploding again with big knees and punches but Radev just will not go away! Radev is looking for the knockout but not landing; both fighters are tired at this point. Hard elbows and knees from the clinch by Daley. More knees. Radev is doing everything he can to knock Daley out but Daley is out-techniquing him. Daley covering up against the fence and Radev flurrying! Daley fires back and retreats and lands another big knee. Left hook rocks Radev and Daley is relentless. Another great round for Daley and I have incredible respect for Radev’s durability. 10-9 Daley.
Round three: They’re both tired at this point, one from delivering and one from taking a beating. Hard low kick from Daley. Soft straight punches from Daley and Radev lands a hard counter left. Big right hand from Radev backs Daley up, but Radev gets wobbled by a short blow from Semtex. Inside leg kick from Daley and then a high kick, neither with much behind them. Hard left to the body from Radev, who bullies Daley into the fence. Hard knees to the body from Daley against the fence. Thai knees and big punches from Daley but he gets wrapped up again and Radev finally gets him down. Punches from half guard by Radev. Hammerfists from the Bulgarian. Daley tying up Radev. Radev still throwing punches but can’t get anything behind them. Daley pushes him off but can’t get up before Radev makes his way back on top. Daley stalling. Short punches from Radev to end the round, and the Bulgarian wins this round 10-9 on my scorecard. This man is a warrior.
Final Result: 30-27 and two 29-28s for the winner by unanimous decision: Paul Daley
Round one: Title fight to kick off the main card; I can dig it. Interestingly, Vital is an extremely short-notice replacement for Nova Uniao's Leonardo Santos, who called the organizers hours before the weigh-in and told them he couldn’t make the weight.
Of these guys’ nineteen fights, sixteen ended inside the distance This ought to be good.
Hard leg kicks from Rob start it off, then Diego fires back. Good leg kick from the Brazilian, then a missed teep leads Rob to bully him into the fence. Diego gets a body lock and takes him down. Vital hanging out in half guard. Rob reverses, gets to his feet, and takes Diego down. Diego gets up but gets put right back down by a big takedown. Third takedown for Sinclair, who has Diego against the fence. Diego worms his way out but Rob is relentless and brings him down a fourth time. Diego runs Rob into the fence and gets his back standing; but can’t maintain it and they reset. Good elbow from Sinclair. Knee to the body from Rob and Diego has slown down considerably; he looks exhausted already and misses a Superman punch. Counter right from Diego lands well, but Rob imposed his will and drained Diego in that round, so 10-9 Sinclair.
Round two: BIG leg kick from Sinclair starts things off. Overhand right narrowly misses for Rob, leg kick doesn’t. NICE digging left hook to the body for Sinclair, then a low kick. Punching combos are seriously flustering Vital. Leg kick and one-two from Rob deflected. Double leg kicks from Rob. One-two starts a good combo that looked to have Vital rocked, but the Brazilian fires back. Clinch and the two are jostling against the fence. Right elbow on the break narrowly misses, then a left to the body hurts Diego. Tight punch combo from Rob dings Vital up. Vital is exhausted. HARD uppercut from the clinch from Rob, who looks for a takedown before the two work for position against the fence. Hard elbow and uppercut from the clinch from Rob. Another left to the body from Sinclair. Diego pops Rob with a counter left, but he is so, so sloppy at this point. Rob loads up on the right but doesn’t hit flush. Heavy flurry at the end of the round doesn’t land, but puts a stamp on a solid round for Sinclair. 10-9 Rob.
Round three: Leg kicks from Rob; Diego may have a little more energy than I thought. Three punch combo to body kick hits Diego, who almost takes Rob down because of it. Rob forces the fight into the clinch against the fence. Knees to Diego’s thighs. Hard elbow on the break from Rob. Takedown attempt off a caught body kick fails for Diego. Good little one-two from Diego. Bigger one-two from Rob bounces off the guard. Leg kick from Rob, although it looked to have less sting than the earlier ones. Sloppy overhand right from Diego whiffs. HUGE uppercut and it’s over! Rob Sinclair obliterates Diego Vital with one monster punch!
Wow. Diego tried to get up, but the follow-up right from Rob was unnecessary. What a nasty knockout.
Final Result: Sinclair def. Vital by Knockout
Round one: I’m just going to go ahead and assume Carl Noon is KJ Noons’s evil alternate universe twin; hope nobody minds.
Leg kick from Noon. Noon throws an overhand right and lunges into the clinch. Marshman pressed into the cage and gets brought down. Noon in side control. Noon inches Marshman towards the fence and starts dropping ground and pound from Marshman’s guard. Good shots from Noon, plenty of leverage behind them. Nasty right hands from Noon. Rape choke for a second from Noon and he lands more big right hands. Nasty beatdown from Noon but Marshman goes for an armbar! Oh, Marshman loses it and Noon is back in his guard. Marshman’s face is a mess. More big punches from Noon, who seems to have no respect for Marshman’s defensive grappling. Short elbows for Noon, who is picking his shots well and dealing damage. Man, that was almost a 10-8, but Marshman never seemed in imminent danger of getting stopped, so 10-9 Noon.
Round two: Oh lord, Marshman’s left eye is nasty. Doctors are looking closely at it, but they’re letting it go. Exchanges early and Noon seems to be frustrating Marshman. Good sprawl from Marshman on display, but it’s not enough; Noon takes him down off a lunging left hook. Noon dropping more gnarly right hands from guard. Noon dropping short punches on the body in between flurries. Referee stands them up and they restart in the center. Marshman’s technical skills are far better, but Noon is frustrating him. Oh, wow; series of sprawls from Marshman leads him to end up on top in mount! Noon gives up his back, but Marshman lets him up. Noon is completely gassed; he put his hands on his knees in the center of the ring. Sloppy takedowns not even getting close for Noon. Marshman winds up on top and is landing mean shots. Noon not responding; this one has to be over. No, Noon makes it to the bell; doesn't move for a good five seconds after it, though.
Round three: Noon is so done it’s not even funny. Marshman’s tired, but Noon is keeling over from exhaustion. Marshman throwing potshots. Noon goes for a takedown, fails miserably, and flops to his stomach. Marshman landing punches from Noon’s back. Noon rolls lazily and makes no effort to stop Marshman from getting to mount. Volley from Marshman and it’s over. Uninspiring TKO victory for Marshman.
Final Result: Marshman def. Noon by TKO (Strikes)
155 lbs.: Andre Winner vs. Jason Ball
Round one: It’ll be interesting to see how Winner bounces back from the merciless whooping Anthony Njokuani laid on him.
Both men moving quite a bit. Nasty leg kick from Winner. Inside leg kicks from Ball, bigger kick from Winner. Another mean leg kick from Winner. Both men jabbing. Knee narrowly misses Ball’s head. Weak leg kick from Ball. Teep to the body from Andre. Head kick from Ball blocked. Takedown attempt from Winner; now I’ve seen everything. Clinched against the fence, hammerfists to Ball’s thigh. Ball reverses position and presses Winner against the cage. Winner spins out and they reset in the center. Awkward kicks from Ball hitting air. Stinging jab from Winner landing. Overhand right misses from Ball, head kick from Winner narrowly misses. Ball throwing small inside leg kicks while Winner looks for headshots. Jab from Winner working. Slick three-punch combo from Winner misses. Men trade leg kicks. Right lands for Ball, hard leg kick lands in response. BIG overhand whiffs from Winner. Winner is backing straight away when Ball comes forward; that might come back to bite him. Close round, not much damage inflicted, but Winner seems to be dictating the pace. 10-9 Winner.
Round two: Head kick from Winner blocked. Hard leg kick lands for Winner, then a side kick from Ball. Rapid exchanges along the edge of the cage. Takedown attempt fails from Ball. Good switch head kick from Winner is blocked. Good one-two lands for Winner. Ball now in pursuit. Andre gets the Thai clinch and briefly sweeps Ball to the ground. Another Thai clinch and a second sweep attempt fails. Spinning back kick for Winner bounces off of Ball’s torso. Another good one-two for Winner, who continues backing straight away whenever Ball approaches. Big overhand narrowly misses from Winner, who lands a hard left body kick. Good leg kick from Winner, then a blocked head kick. Ball moving forward but not landing. Very good takedown from Winner, who is sitting sedately in Ball’s guard. Ball sweeps him and they go back to their feet, Ball pressing Winner against the fence and looking for a takedown. Good takedown defense from Winner. They end the round pressed against the fence; Winner landed much better this time, so another 10-9 for the Brit.
Round three: Ball working left kicks at the start of the third. Winner throws a harder one, then fires a slick leg kick. Winner’s hands are significantly faster at this point. Ball tries a fancy spinning heel kick and gets nothing, but stops Winner’s subsequent takedown fairly easy. Winner pressing Ball against the fence. The separate, but Ball goes for a takedown and is now pressing Andre into the fence. Good TDD still being displayed by Winner, who reverses position. Winner digging at the body. Thai clinch from Winner doesn’t produce much. Knees to the thigh from Andre. Referee splits them up and sends them back to the center. Andre is looking for the killshot, but gets taken down for his trouble. Andre works his way up to his feet and reverses his way into Ball’s guard against the fence. Ball got cut somewhere during this round and while it’s not horrible, it’s not pleasant either. Winner very calm from the guard, but drops some bigger shots at the bell. 10-9 Winner for a 30-27 win; his wrestling looked improved, and I really liked how much he was varying his attack. Might need a couple more good wins, but I wouldn’t mind seeing him back in the UFC sometime.
Final Result: All three judges score the bout 30-27 for the winner by unanimous decision: Andre Winner
BAMMA 7: "TRIGG VS. WALLHEAD" PLAY-BY-PLAY UNDERCARD COMMENTARY (FACEBOOK)
Some confusion; the fights have already started, but there is no stream. As such, unless they are re-broadcast later, all we can provide are quick results for the prelims at the moment
Final Result: Fishhold def. Petley by Submission (RNC)
Final Result: Perez def. Brum by Submission (RNC)
Final Result: Fadiora def. Devanne by Submission (RNC)
155 lbs.: Pindi Madahar vs.Danny Compton
Final Result: Madahar def. Compton by TKO
Round one: Well, that was confusing. In any case, the stream is now working and we’ve got some MMA to kick off the afternoon. Ooh, we’ve got Steven Quadros as co-pilot on the commentating team.
Announcer mispronounces "Muay Thai"; great way to kick things off.
Here we go. Both men jumpy on the outside. Inside leg kicks bouncing off. Superman punch from Jansen lands well. More leg kicks from Jansen, then a miss upstairs. Jansen is really working his leg kicks, and now pushes Hardiman back with a combo. Clinch and Hardiman trips him down directly into side control, very nice. Hardiman is looking to pass and Jansen can’t shrimp out. Jansen spins out directly into a guillotine, but nothing doing and they reset back onto their feet. Weak leg kick from Hardiman, then a good teep to the face. Head kick from Jansen sparks Hardiman! A failed takedown from Hardiman has Jansen in his guard. Jansen headbutts Hardiman in the body and gets stood up by the ref for his trouble. Jansen looks for another head kick upstairs. Flying knee from Jansen barely misses, and then Jansen gets taken down. Hardiman in half guard at the end of the round, and I think he took the round 10-9 with takedowns.
Round two: Hardiman’s left hand is a bit low and he barely avoids a big overhand right. Jansen still pushing forward, then gets a body kick caught. Hardiman gets him down and gets his back right away! One hook in and that’ll be enough; a fifth rear-naked choke on this undercard. Great work from Hardiman.
Final Result: Hardiman def. Jansen by Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)
170 lbs.: Lee Taylor vs. Tom Breese
Final Result: Breese def. Taylor by Submission (RNC)
Final Result: Amasinger def. Hussein by Unanimous Decision
205 lbs.: Fraser Opie vs. Robert Krecicki
Final Result: Opie def. Krecicki by TKO