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BAMMA 7 Results: Jim Wallhead Edges Frank Trigg, Paul Daley Tops Jordan Radev

Paul Daley“Judo” Jim Wallhead earned earned a split decision win over UFC veteran Frank “Twinkletoes” Trigg in the BAMMA 7 main event on Saturday in Birminham, England with 29-28, 28-29, and 30-27 scores.

The first round started even until Wallhead stunned Trigg with a left and won the round via ground and pound. The second round was similar, minus the knockdown, and played extremely even. The third round was more sloppy, with both fighters showing signs of being tired, but in the end a double leg takedown by Wallhead was the likely difference in the round and the fight. also scored the fight for Wallhead 29-28.

In the BAMMA 7 co-main event, UFC vet Paul Daley earned a unanimous decision over Jordan Radev by winning the first two rounds and showing a better sprawl than in the past against the Bulgarian wrestler. Daley won using his trademark left hand and vicious knees from the clinch throughout the first two rounds before playing it safe in the third. Radev managed to secure a takedown about halfway through the final round, as he used a single leg and sweep to deliver ground and pound, but it was too little too late to defeat Daley. This matchup took place at a catchweight of 176 pounds after Daley failed to make weight on Friday.

Jack “Hammer” Marshman narrowly avoided being on the losing end of a 10-8 round at the hands of Carl Noon to claim the inaugural BAMMA British middleweight championship. Noons took Marshman down early in the opening round and proceeded to pound away, turning Marshman’s left eye into hamburger and doing everything except finishing the fight. In the end, that was his fatal mistake. Marshman came back, aided by Noon’s lack of energy in the second round, and dominated until the fight was stopped in the third. Noon could barely stand for the majority of the third round and ultimately came up short. Marshman, a former two time British Army boxing champion, was able to display his skills in the second and third and, despite giving up several excellent submission positions, left the cage as the champ.

The Ultimate Fighter 9 runner-up Andre Winner earned a unanimous decision over Jason Ball in his first fight since being cut after three-straight UFC losses.The first round was very even with both fighters looking crisp and clean (MMAFrenzy gave the round to Winner 10-9) and Ball not looking for any takedowns. Winner dominated the second with excellent Muay Thai work, left kicks to the ribcage and a surprise takedown, then brought it home with an even more dominating third round as Ball had no answer for his technical striking for the unanimous decision.

Rounding out the main card was BAMMA lightweight champion Rob Sinclair’s successful title defense over late replacement Diego Vital, winning by KO at 3:00 of the third after a close first and dominant second round. An uppercut was the beggining of the end before a right finished the game challenger.

The BAMMA 7 main card results were:

  • Jim Wallhead def. Frank Trigg via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
  • Paul Daley def. Jordan Radev via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Jack Marshman def. Carl Noon via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:09
    BAMMA British Middleweight Championship
  • Andre Winner def. Jason Ball via unanimous decision
  • Rob Sinclair (c) def. Diego Vital via KO (punches) – Round 3, 3:00
    BAMMA Lightweight Championship

Pictured: Paul Daley


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