The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts held it’s sixth event today at the Wembley Arena in London, England. The 14-bout fight card was topped off with the main card that featured three fights filled with MMA Veterans.
The first fight being streamed of the main card was a middleweight weight between 40 something, Matt Ewin and Ivan Salaverry. Ewin is one fight removed from coming out of retirement, while Salaverry was making his first fight since retiring three years ago. Both fighters looked as if they were recently retired and really didn’t do too much, which brought out the boo-birds early and often in the fight. Ewin did look slightly better than Salaverry and would take the unanimous decision.
Next up was the UFC veteran Frank “Twinkle Toes” Trigg taking on the up and coming John “The white Mike Tyson” Phillips. Trigg quickly took the fight to the ground and opens up a cut on the forehead of Phillips with some nice elbows. The blood from what turned out to be a couple cuts was everywhere. Trigg moved to side control and continued to punish his opponent until the referee stops the fight to have the cuts looked at. The Doctor doesn’t like the look of the deep cut above the left eyebrow and waves the fight over. The win was Trigg’s first via elbows and now gives him two wins in a row.
The main event of the night was a middleweight title fight between the BAMMA champion Tom Watson and the Pride Veteran Murilo Rua. The champion came out with great boxing and some vicous leg kicks that set the tone of the fight. Rua had no answer for the kick to the lead leg by Watson and the damage begins to show in round two. Having trouble putting weight on the leg Rua started to favor that leg and that’s when Watson started throwing the high kick. Dropped earlier from a head kick. Watson would land another head kick in the third round and follow it up with two more shots as Rua goes down. The referee steps in and stops the fight at the same time Rua’s corner throws in the towel. Watson retains his title with a impressive win over Rua who would later announce his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts.
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The main card started out slow but finished with two exciting bouts. Here are the complete results of the BAMMA 6 fight card.
THE MAIN CARD
185 lbs. TITLE FIGHT: TOM ‘KONG’ WATSON vs. MURILO ‘NINJA’ RUA – Watson by 3rd rd. TKO
185 lbs.: JOHN PHILLIPS vs. FRANK TRIGG – Trigg by 1st rd. TKO (Doctor stopage)
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185 lbs.: MATT EWIN vs. IVAN SALAVERRY – Ewin by unanimous decision
185 lbs.: VALENTINO PETRESCU vs. JOAO PAULO DE SOUZA – Petruscu by Split Decision
155 lbs.: JASON BALL vs. LEONARDO SANTOS – Santos by Unanimous Decision
170 lbs.: CHE MILLS vs. MARCIO CESAR – Mills by 1st rd. TKO
155 lbs.: SCOTT JANSEN vs. CRAIG CHESTERS – Jansen by 2nd rd. TKO
265 lbs.: CATALIN ZMARANDESCU vs. SHARIF MOHAMMED ALI – Zmarandescu by 1st rd. Submission (Choke)
155 lbs.: SHANE OMER vs. AARON WILKINSON – Omer by 1st rd KO
170 lbs.: SAM WATLING vs. LEIGH COHOON – Watling by Unanimous Decision
155 lbs.: COSTAS DORU vs. JEREMY PETLEY – Draw
170 lbs.: LEE TAYLOR vs. KENNY MOYSTON – Taylor by 2nd rd. TKO
205 lbs.: RYAN WHITE vs. FRASER OPIE – White by 1st round submission (Guillotine Choke)
170 lbs.: CHARLES ‘CHAZ’ SCOTT vs. MURREY FULLERTON – Fullerton by 1st rd Submission (Armbar)