BAMMA 10 definitely provided MMA fans with a great night of fights. The event featured a headline bout between current lightweight champion Rob Sinclair and challenger Andre Winner, who went the full five rounds in a back and forth stand-up war. Sinclair ended up winning the fight via decision, after beating winner to the punch and not allowing him to get comfortable with his striking. Also, In the co-main event Jack Marshman put in a good performance, defeating Andrew Punshon via triangle submission in the first round.
The event took place on Saturday (Sept. 15) at London’s Wembley Arena and aired LIVE on AXS TV (formerly HDnet) in the US, The Fight Network in Canada,Esporta in Brazil, Red Media in Russia, Setanta in Africa and TDN in Latin America. U.K. fans were able to tune-in on the 5* channel, with highlights aired on channel 5.
Here is the full post-event review for BAMMA 10 & official results:
Andre Winner vs. Rob Sinclair
The first round began with some back and forth hesitant striking, then Sinclair found an opening and pressed Winner against the cage with a clinch. Winner reversed and managed to break free, then both men began exchanging punches. Sinclair landed a low blow causing a small break in action. The fighters returned to their positions and Sinclair scored a take-down. Both men got back to their feet, then Winner landed a strong punch before the round came to an end.
Sinclair opened up the second round with some nice body kicks and strikes. The men briefly grappled against the cage before separating, then Winner landed some knees from the clinch. Sinclair continually pressured with his striking, not allowing Winner to find his rhythm until the end of the round where he landed a few strikes.
Sinclair started by pressing Winner against the cage, then took Winner down to the ground. Both men quickly returned to their feet. Winner managed to catch Sinclair with a knee as he was coming in, then followed up with some nice striking. Both men went back and forth with each other exchanging strikes. Sinclair landed a nice uppercut and some stiff punches as the stand-up continued until the end of the round.
The fourth round picked up where the third round left off, as both men continued to trade strikes. Sinclair managed to press Winner against the cage a couple of times, before returning to an exchange of punches. Winner managed to score a take-down, but Sinclair swiftly returned to his feet. The latter half of the round was where Winner managed to out-strike Sinclair, but the champion still kept coming forward.
The fifth round began with both fighters searching for an opening, Sinclair looked the slower of the two fighters but still in the battle. Sinclair pushed forward going for the clinch, landing some strong knees and punches, with Winner looking for an opportunity to finish the fight. The men continued to engage in a back and forth exchange of strikes, before Winner scored a knock-down followed by some hard blows. The round came an end before Winner could do any further damage.
Rob Sinclair def. Andre Winner via Split Decision (47-48, 49-46, 48-47)
Andrew Punshon vs. Jack Marshman
The fight begins and Punshon scores and early take-down. He began to land strikes from the guard position, fended off Marshman’s reversal attempt, then moved into side control. Marshman moved into guard and attempted a triangle submission, but Punshon managed to gain control and begin landing strikes. Marshman attempted the triangle again and managed to lock it in, Punshon was left with no option but to tap-out.
Jack Marshman def. Andrew Punshon via Triangle (RND 1, 2:31)
Denniston Sutherland vs. Leeroy Barnes
The first round begins and Barnes lands some nice strikes and knees, before pressing Sutherland up against the cage. Sutherland reverses and the two men grapple against the fence, then Sutherland connects with some powerful knees. Both men continue to battle for position against the cage, then Barnes slams Sutherland to the ground. They come back up and Sutherland lands some more knees before taking Barnes down. Sutherland moves into half-guard, then they end up back on their feet. They exchange strikes briefly, then begin to grapple against the cage once more. Both men tumble to the ground and Barnes manages to take side control before the round comes to a close.
Sutherland starts the second round by getting Barnes up against the cage, he takes Barnes to the ground and begins to throw some strikes. Both men stand up against the cage, then Barnes slams Sutherland to the canvas. Barnes moves into full-mount and throws some strikes before attempting a guillotine choke. Sutherland pulls out and moves into half-guard, where he begins to land some punches. He moves to Barnes’ back and continues to throw punches before moving into full-mount. Sutherland takes his back and lands some heavy blows. The round ends.
The third round begins with a back and forth exchange of punches, before Sutherland presses Barnes against the cage. Sutherland lands some heavy punches and knees while working Barnes against the fence. The men separate and begin to exchange, then Sutherland lands an elbow that stuns Barnes. He recovers and they trade leather before Barnes gets a take-down. Both men grapple against the cage, then Sutherland gets his own take-down and moves into side control. The fight ends.
Denniston Sutherland def. Leeroy Barnes via Unanimous Decision (30-27)
Curt Warburton vs. Lee Wieczorek
At the start of the first round Warburton lands a stiff overhand right, then Wieczorek attempts a take-down which is stuffed by Warburton. Both men tie up and Wieczorek takes down Warburton with a slam. The two men battle for position, then Warburton starts to land some ground and pound. Wieczorek tries to get out of trouble, but Warburton continues to attack with strikes from behind. Warburton moves into guard and then transitions into side control. He ends up in half-guard and begins throwing strikes, before standing and dropping blows down onto Wieczorek. Warburton tries to gain an even better advantage on the ground, but the buzzer sounds and the round comes to an end.
Warburton kicks off the round with some nice kicks and strikes, before pressing Wieczorek up against the fence. Wieczorek manages to get a take-down and ends up in full-mount. Warburton tries to escape but Wieczorek takes his back, then both men get back onto their feet. Warburton scores a take-down and transitions from guard into half-guard. He then moves into full mount, but Wieczorek rolls out of danger and the round ends.
The third round begins with a back and forth exchange of strikes, then both men go in and out of grappling and clinch attempts. Warburton eventually gets a take-down and starts dropping strikes onto Wieczorek from guard. Wartburton moves into side control and puts his weight on Wieczorek’s upper body. After a period of inactivity the referee splits the fighters up, then Warburton presses Wieczorek up against the cage. The fight ends.
Curt Warburton def. Lee Wieczorek via Unanimous Decision (30-27)
Jack Magee vs. Tom Breese
The fight begins and Magee kicks things of with some nice body kicks, before scoring a take-down. Magee then moves into the full-mount position and begins to land some powerful strikes. Magee then manages to take Breese’s back and attempts to lock in a rear-naked choke. Magee leaves the submission attempt and moves into the guard position. Breese then manages to lock in a triangle from the bottom which forces Magee to tap-out. An excellent come-from-behind victory for Breese.
Tom Breese def. Jack Magee via Triangle (Rnd 1, 3:19)
Tom Maguire vs. Antanas Jazbutis
Maguire presses forward and gets Jazbutis against the cage before taking him down early. Both men stand up against the cage with Maguire in dominant position. Jazbutis reverses and presses Maguire against the fence, before inactivity leads to a split by the referee. Maguire lands some nice punches, then Juazbutis pushes Maguire up against the cage once more. Jazbutis then lands a low blow which momentarily stops the action. The fight resumes and Maguire lands some strikes, before scoring a take-down. The round comes to an end.
The second round begins with and exchange of leg kicks, then Maguire lands some good punches before launching a high-kick which misses his opponent. Jazbutis responds with a knee to the head, but Maguire counters by throwing a straight right which knocks Jazbutis to the ground. Maguire takes dominant position in full-mount with Jazbutis pressed near the cage. After some time Jazbutis manages to stand and the round ends with both men on their feet.
The third round begins with some back and forth striking, then Jazbutis attempts a high-kick which misses causing him to fall to the ground. Jazbutis quickly returns to his feet revealing a cut to the left side of his face, likely caused by Maguire’s strikes earlier in the round. The men exchange punches, before Jazbutis manages to press Maguire up against the cage. After some inactivity the referee splits the fighters up, then Maguire scores a well timed take-down before the fight comes to a close.
Tommy Maguire def. Antanas Jazbutis via Unanimous Decision (30-27)
Jeremy Petly vs. Dyson Roberts
The fight begins and Petly presses Roberts up against the cage, before attempting a single leg take-down. Roberts then lands some knees and follows up with a successful take-down, landing in the guard position he begins to throw punches. He then drops some strikes from the the standing position which stun his opponent, but Petly manages to get out of trouble and stand up. Roberts maintains pressure by scoring another take-down, before the men end up in a sprawl position. Petly pushes Roberts into a single leg take-down attempt against the cage. The men end back up in a sprawl position and Petly manages to take Roberts down, before attempting a choke. The fighters end up back on there feet and Roberts scores a take-down before the found comes to a close.
The second round begins with an exchange of strikes. Petly launches a high-kick, but Roberts fires back with a high-kick of his own. Petly then manages to press Roberts against the cage, before Roberts scores a take-down and secures a full-mount position. He begins to land some powerful strikes, but then Petly goes for an arm submission from the bottom. After some inactivity the referee splits the two men up and they begin exchanging punches. Petly gets a take-down and moves into side control. Roberts tries to get out trouble, but allows Petly to take his back. Roberts then manages to stand, but Petly jumps straight onto his back and locks in a rear-naked choke. Once down on the ground Roberts was forced to tap-out to the submission.
Jeremy Petley def. Dyson Roberts via Rear-Naked Choke (Rnd 2, 4:45)
Sam Mensah vs. Mike Neun
The bout begins and both men leave their corners to engage. Moran moves forward and walks straight into a devastating right-hand from Sam Mensah, which knocks him out cold. Mensah follows up with a few strikes to the head before the referee calls a stop to the action. The fight was over in just eight seconds! A very impressive knockout from Sam.
Sam Mensah def. Mike “Nightmare” Neun via KO (Rnd 1, 0:08)
Max Nunes vs. Tony Moran
The fight begins with a brief exchange of strikes and clinching, then Nunes manages to score a take-down. He then gets himself into the side control position and attempts a heel hook. Both men end up back on their feet and Moran presses Nunes against the cage. Nunes then scores another take-down and moves into half-guard, before successfully gaining a full-mount position. Moran attempts to get out of trouble but leaves himself exposed as Nunes takes his back and locks in a triangle choke. It does not take long before Moran is forced to tap-out.
Max Nunes def. Tony Moran via Triangle (Rnd 1, 2:58)
Marc Allen vs. Lee Taylor
The first round began with an exchange of strikes as both men got their bearings. Taylor landed some nice leg kicks and punches before Allen managed to get Taylor up against the cage. After a spell of grappling against the fence, the referee split the two men up. The fighters then went back and forth with their striking, leaving Allen with a cut to the head. Taylor managed to get Allen pressed up against the cage briefly before Allen reversed the position. The referee splits the two and Allen scores a well timed take-down just before the end of the round.
Taylor begins the second round with a flurry of punches, but Allen manages to move forward and press Taylor against the cage. Allen pressurises Taylor against the fence and attempts to secure both single and double leg take-downs without any luck. After a spell of inactivity the ref splits them up, Taylor lands a nice straight left and a head-kick. Allen then scores a take-down, but Taylor responds with a dangerous up-kick. Allen drops into the guard position and Taylor attempts a guillotine choke, Allen breaks free and begins to drop some ground and pound from the standing position. Taylor manages to land some strikes of his own from the bottom before the round comes to an end.
The third round begins and Allen goes for a left head-kick, Taylor lands a counter punch and secures a take-down. Taylor moves into half-guard and lands some damaging strikes, before Allen manages to reverse and take the full-mount position. Taylor then manages to roll into the full-mount position himself, but Allen gets out and begins pressing Taylor against the cage. Allen drops into side control landing some powerful elbows to the face and knees to the body. The men come back to their feet and Allen gets Taylor against the cage. Allen scores a take-down and both fighters exchange strikes before the fight comes to an end.
Result: Marc Allen def. Lee Taylor via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
Jay Cee – The MMA Review
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