“BAMMA 9: Watson vs. Marshman” took place over the weekend at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena. The event was headlined with a BAMMA middleweight title fight between reigning champion Tom “Kong” Watson and 22-year-old knockout artist Jack “Hammer” Marshman of Wales.

Watson, age 29, successfully defended his title for the third straight time by taking out the previously undefeated Marshman with ground and pound with just 10 seconds left in the second round. Watson improved his pro MMA record to 15-4, while Marshman dropped to 10-1.

The complete results for BAMMA 9 are as follows:


  • Middleweight Title: Tom Watson def. Jack Marshman via TKO (punches and elbows) Rd 2 (4:50)
  • Lightweight: Colin Fletcher def. Jason Ball via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Light Heavyweight: Przemyslaw Mysiala vs Jason Jones def. Przemyslaw Mysiala via TKO (cuts) Rd 1 (3:51)
  • Welterweight: Tom Breese def. Mark Tucker via TKO (knees) Rd 2 (1:40)


  • Middleweight: Patrick Vallee def. Andrew Punshon via submission (armbar) Rd 2 (2:16)
  • Welterweight: Leeroy Barnes def. Matt Ewin via submission (guillotine choke) Rd 2 (4:57)
  • Lightweight: Dale Hardiman def. Antanas Jazbutis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Heavyweight: Mark Godbeer def. Catalin Zmarandescu via TKO (retirement) Rd 1 (5:00)
  • Middleweight: Luke Barnatt def. Lee Johnson via submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 1 (2:36)
  • Light Heavyweight: Rab Truesdale def. Sam Mensah via TKO (strikes) Rd 1 (4:32)
  • Lightweight: Jake Murphy def. David Round via submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (1:40)
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