LIVE Play-by-Play - BAMMA 11 on Fight Network
Cody Saftic / December 1, 2012 - 4:11pm
BAMMA 11 is airing live on Fight Network from the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, U.K.
Follow the live blog below:
Main Card (Live on Fight Network):
Inside low kicks by Foupa-Pokam land early. Foupa-Pokam rushes in quickly and takes Marshman down. Almost immediately, he finds himself in a tight armbar courtesy of Marshman. Somehow, Foupa-Pokam gets out of the lock, despite having it bent all over the place. Professor X manages to get back to guard briefly before standing up. Back on the feet, Foupa-Pokam with a couple of short punches before again scoring a takedown. Marshman looks to lock up a submission again but can’t get anything going against the Frenchman who rides out the remainder of the round on top.
Round two underway. Marshman taking his time as he stalks his opponent. Hard knee connects for Marshman who continues to move forward. Foupa-Pokam throws a lazy spinning back-fist that’s blocked before grabbing a hold of Marshman and taking him to the ground. Professor X throwing elbows from the top and manages to cut Marshman up nice. Referee temporarily stands them up to check out the wound but determines that it’s not serious enough to warrant a stoppage. Fight resumes with Foupa-Pokam on top but its not long before both fighters are stood up. Marshman working his boxing but has no answer for the takedown and once again gets dumped to the mat. Almost as soon as the fight hits the ground, Marshman locks up a tight triangle choke but can’t finish the move quick enough as the round comes to a close.
Foupa-Pokam keeps to the game plan and takes Marshman down less than minute into the third frame. Not much action on the ground, but Foupa-Pokam doing enough work to comfortably win the round. Referee stands both men up with a minute and half left and it’s Marshman who’s in desperation mode for a finish. Marshman attempts to close some distance on his opponent but immediately gets dumped back on his back where he remains for the rest of the fight.
Result: Xavier Foupa-Pokam def. Jack Marshman via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 30-27)
Big left hand connects for Breese almost immediately as the first round gets underway. Both men clinch up along the fence and jockey for position. Breese throws a couple knees, one of which lands a little too low forcing a pause. Kee takes a short break before resuming the fight. Breese throws a couple heavy punches before clinching back up and pushing Kee to the fence. Breese scores with a takedown and wastes no time taking his opponents back and submitting him with a rear-naked choke.
Result: Tom Breese def. Warren Kee via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:06, Round 1; Breese claims BAMMA Lonsdale British welterweight title
Both fighters waste no time engaging with Thomson landing a nice left hand. Nunes replies with a head kick that glances Thompson before taking him down. Nunes landing some solid ground and pound before slamming Thompson with a hard left hand that knocks him out cold.
Result: Max Nunes def. Kevin Thompson via KO (punch) at 1:40, Round 1
High kick from Hardiman blocked and both fighters clinch up. Ray looks to duck under for a double leg takedown but settles for a leg sweep and takes Hardiman to the canvas. Ray settles into guard and begins to look for a pass. Hardiman opens up briefly and gets caught in a heel hook. Ray trying hard to finish the foot lock but Hardiman escapes. Hardiman briefly looks for a triangle choke but Ray does a good job of avoiding any offense. Hardiman executes a nice sweep and assumes top position momentarily before being reversed by Ray. 30 seconds left in the round, Hardiman catches Ray in a tight triangle choke but is unable to finish the move and loses it before the end of the first round.
Both fighters feel each other out on the feet before Hardiman connects with a solid left hook that stuns Ray. Hardiman trying to capitalize off the punch and rushes in but he’s taken down by Ray. Ray passes Hardiman’s guard before taking his back. Hardiman doing a good job of fighting off the rear-naked choke but gives up the mount position. Ray again takes the back of his opponent and begins to work for a submission. Hardiman able to survive to round but was completely dominated on the ground.
Ray wastes no time getting the fight to the mat and takes down Hardiman. Ray gets a little too anxious trying to take the back of Hardiman and slips off. Back on the feet, both fighters exchange feints before Ray easily clinches up and scores a takedown. Hardiman has little to offer up on the ground but is able to hold on long enough to force a referee stand up. Back standing, Hardiman gets perhaps his best offence of the fight with a series of punches but its too little too late.
Result: Steve Ray def. Dale Hardiman via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27); Ray claims BAMMA Lonsdale British lightweight title
Main Card (Channel 5 U.K.):
-Marcin Lazarz def. Sam Mensah via submission (armbar) at 4:16, Round 1
-James Doolan def. Spencer Hewitt via submission (triangle choke) at 1:42, Round 1
-Jeremy Petley def. Richie Downes via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Marc Allen def. Kyle Redfern via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28)
-Andrew Fisher def. Andy Green via TKO at 2:26, Round 1
-Yannick Bahati def. Ben Constantine via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
-Leon Edwards def. Jonathan Bilton via TKO at 1:11, Round 2
-Dawid Farycki def. Brian Creighton via TKO at 4:25, Round 2
-Mike Neun def. Thomas Denham via TKO at 3:58, Round 3