BAMMA returned with their 12th installment and a 10 fight card yesterday, March 9. It was their first card in 2013 after holding a show in early December.
In just over three minutes, Bellator’s Jim Wallhead took out ex-UFC fighter Matt Veach with a rear-naked choke in the headliner.
Before Wallhead’s win, he had compiled a 3-2 record for Bellator with losses coming to tournament finalist Rick Hawn and Lyman Good. Since parting ways with the UFC in 2010, Veach has been submitted in three of his last four fights.
Curt Warburton won BAMMA’s British lightweight championship on the show.
BAMMA 12 came from the Metro Radio Arena in England. The card aired on AXS TV.
Jim Wallhead def. Matt Veach via submission at 3:05 of round 1
Max Nunes def. Marcin Lazarz via TKO at 1:12 of round 3
Curt Warburton def. Steven Ray via unanimous decision for BAMMA’s British lightweight championship
Ryan Scope def. Luke Newman via submission at 4:00 of round 1
Scott Askham def. Harry McLeman via submission at 4:13 of round 3
Lee Barnes def. Steve Watson via submission at :47 of round 1
Thomas Denham def. Brett McDermott via submission of 3:58 of round 2
Mahmood Besharate def. Steven Gardener via unanimous decision
James Macalister def. Steve McCombe via submission at 3:08 of round 2