Well what to say about the event this weekend…. BAMMA 14 promised a lot with a stacked card, the audience expected a lot from what would be the last event of the year before the Christmas break, everyone was looking forward to some time off after a full year of  relentless training and working I think.

 (Mark Blundell)
Once again this was a milestone event for me, it’s the first time I have been asked to shoot for an event, so I was happy to oblige, lo and behold I was BAMMA 14 Official Photographer for the night.
The card delivered on its promises, great bouts from top to bottom. Paul Semtex Daley delivered a trademark punch to knock out his opponent in the second round having used the first to sus out his da Sliva.
 (Mark Blundell)
Colin ‘Freakshow’ Fletcher was unfortunately beaten with a rear naked choke after having a sustained period of stand and bang with Mansour Barnaoui. Fletcher looked to be on top however made a mistake after being a bit too eager when on top leaving his neck exposed for the choke. Barnaoui retained his belt.
 (Mark Blundell)
Judo Jim Wallhead managed to avenge his defeat at the hands of Eddy Ellis at the previous BAMMA with a win over Florent Betoeangel. The people’s champion once again showing he is made of stern stuff finishing off the French fighter after only 21 seconds of the third.
 (Mark Blundell)
My local fighter Max Nunes had something to prove after is last outing in Birmingham. Max is most likely the fighter that I have seem the most of and I’m pretty sure that this is the first time I’ve witnessed him go three rounds and get a decision. The first round was a slow affair with both fighters trying to gauge their opponent. Nunes was rocked in the second though as a thunderous punch to the body dropped Max to the canvas, Pascu paused before pouncing on his opponent, possibly for a split second too long. The time allowed Nunes to come to his senses and decent the mount, his long limbs keeping the strikes away from his head and body. There could have been a call for the ref to stop it then and find in favor of Ion Pascu, but he let it go on and for Max to in the end be victorious.
 (Mark Blundell)

The remainder of the fights were equally exciting, chokes, three round decisions and of course knockouts made this a great evening. If BAMMA continue in this vein they will keep many people happy next year. They’re the only event with terrestrial TV coverage and an expanding TV audience throughout Asia.

Full BAMMA 14 gallery 

 

Win Paul Daley
Romario Manoel da Silva
Knockout of 3 01:42
Win Mansour Barnaoui
Colin Fletcher
Submission (tap out) of 3 04:00
Win Jimmy Wallhead
Florent Betorangal
Knockout of 3 00:21
Win Max Nunes
Ion Pascu
Decision (unanimous) of 3 05:00
Win Wayne Murrie
Michael Johnson
Submission (tap out) of 3 03:23
James Saville
Win Tom DuQuesnoy
Technical knockout (strikes) of 3 04:04
Wendle Lewis
Win Leon Edwards
Knockout of 3 01:20
Win Harry McLeman
Matt Howard
Decision (unanimous) of 3 05:00
Zi Shah
Win Andy Craven
Submission (tap out) of 3 00:37
Win Tim Wilde
Jefferson George
Technical knockout (doctor stoppage) of 3 03:42
Win Tim Menzies
James Samuda
Technical knockout (strikes) of 3 03:16
Win Matt Hallam
Curtis Widmer
Technical knockout (strikes) of 3 02:15
Win Ed Arthur
Ben Rees
Technical knockout (doctor stoppage) of 3 05:00