Bamma 34 Live Updates: Lohore v Brazier
Lahore v Brazier
Both men stayed true to their word here and came out swinging, landing hard shots where both men appeared to be hurt and were forced to come through times of adversity. If anyone were to be stopped then Lohore probably looked the most at risk, but it seemed to come down to the ground control of Brazier that sealed the win as he claimed a victory (and the title) via a split decision.
Chi Lewis-Parry v Stav Economou
Just as this one was hotting up the contest was halted. Lewis-Parry landed ‘unintentional illegal elbows’ and the referee ended it
Tim Barnett v Rhys McKee
For the third time tonight, I’m declaring this performance of the night (so far) . Rhys McKee left no doubt in the result as he walked through Barnett and hit him with shot after shot for 4 solid minutes before the referee decided that Tim Barnett could take no more.
WINNER: Rhys McKee won via TKO 4:30 into round 1 and is now the World Lightweight Champion
Colin Fletcher v Walter Gahadza
This fight looked like it would deliver fireworks and it certainly didn’t disappoint. Neither fighter appeared to be looking for a takedown and instead looked like were both happy to stand and trade. That was until Gahazda shot for a takedown halfway through the 2nd round and out ‘Freakshow Fletcher’ flat on his back - the savvy veteran showed that there’s still life in the old dog yet as he locked in an armbar and forced a submission.
WINNER: Colin Fletcher via Armbar
Martyn Harris v Steve O’Keefe
I said that the last performance was the best of the night, but that only lasted until the next bell sounded. Steve O’Keefe immediately got hold of Harris, slammed him into the canvas and then manoeuvred round to his back to sink in a rear naked choke.
WINNER: Steve O’Keefe via rear naked choke after 1:07 of Round 1
Dominique Wooding v Dominic Dillon
In the battle of the Doms, Dominique Wooding came out on top. This was undoubtedly the best performance of the night (so far) as Wooding put on a striking clinic that was crowned with a lovely flying knee.
WINNER: Dominique Wooding via TKO after 00:55 of round 2
David Khalsa v Nathan Rose
The first two rounds were near replicas of each other. Both men met in the centre of the cage before Rose would take Khalsa down and land strikes on his grounded opponent.
Rose entered the third round likely up 20-18 but was not content to sit on his lead, he continued to be the aggressor in the bout and even tried getting creative with a spinning back fist.
WINNER: Nathan Rose via UD (30-25 30-27 30-27)
James Reedman (2-1-0) v Jahreau Sheperd (0-1-0)
Sheperd came charging out of the corner and immediately pinned Reedman up against the cage. The pair took turns controlling the clinch before Reedman was able to land a takedown and control the final two minutes of the round.
Reedman took Sheperd down again early into the second round where it appeared that the debutant had no answers. He eventually flattened Sheperd out and landed continual strikes to the head until the referee intervened. Sheperd complained, but the referee made the right decision.
WINNER: James Reedman via ground and pound 3:04 into round 2
Tommy King v Justin Burlinson
This one looked like it had all the makings of a real war as both men came out swinging. Not too much of a technical breakdown is needed here - both men exchanged before Burlinson caught King with a straight right down the pipe. King covered up and eventually was taken down where he was hammered with strikes until the referee intervened.
WINNER: Justin Burlinson after 2:45 of round 1 via Ground and Pound
John Nicholls v Josh Plant
Josh Plant got the job done here before I could even start breaking down the matchup. He maintained the unbeaten start to his career as he took Nicholls down almost immediately; the second that Nicholls began to try and improve his position, ‘Power’ Plant sunk in a leg lock and forced the tap.
WINNER: Josh Plant after 0:55 of round 1 via leg lock
Marcin Zywica v Karl Donaldson
This bout takes place at Welterweight and these boys came out swinging! That didn’t last too long though as Zywica took Donaldson to the mat, Donaldson worked back to his feet but was instantly then caught in a stunning jumping guillotine that forced him to tap out.
WINNER: Marcin Zywica after 1:02 of round 1 via Guillotine
Diego Barbosa v Jonas Magard
After Magard went in for a takedown straight off the first bell, he was in for a rude awakening; clearly assuming he was the more well seasoned ground artist of the pair, he soon found himself locked deep in a triangle attempt that looked in deep. After a long struggle as both men jostled for position, Magard eventually broke free of the submission attempt and ended the round on top hammering down strikes whenever he could get free.
It didn’t take long for round two to go to the ground either; Magard planted Barbosa flat on his back and worked for strikes from guard whenever he could find space. With 90 seconds remaining ‘the shark’ Magard moved to side control and landed the first meaningful punches of the contest and cut Barboza as he tried to cover up. There was an argument for the fight being stopped in the latter stages of the round as Barboza was doing little more than just covering up.
In all likelihood the scores were even heading into the final round and as Barboza attempted to come out swinging, he was taken down 30 seconds into the round and Magard continued to land strikes from guard. With half of the round left, the referee stood the fighters up, but within 10 seconds the fight was back in the same position.
WINNER: Jonas Magard via UD 29-28 29-27 29-27