bamma 12BAMMA 12 took place today at Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. The event was headlined with a welterweight match-up between one of England’s premiere welterweights “Judo” Jim Wallhead (24-7) and UFC veteran Matt Veach (16-5).

Wallhead opened Veach up with punches and dropped him about two minutes into the first round. Wallhead continued his assault with ground and pound, forcing Veach to give up his back which allowed Wallhead to sink a the fight-ending rear-naked choke at the 3:05 mark.

Also, undefeated Swede Max Nunes (10-0) took out Pole Marcin Lazarz (5-1) with strikes for a third round TKO win in the co-main event, and England’s Curt Warburton (12-3) defeated Scotland’s Steven Ray (12-4) for the British Lightweight Championship.

The full BAMMA 12 results are as follows:

  • Jim Wallhead def. Matt Veach by submission (rear naked choke) Rd 1 (3:05)
  • Max Nunes def. Marcin Lazarz by TKO (strikes) Rd 3 (1:12)
  • (Lightweight Title) Curt Warburton def. Steven Ray by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
  • Ryan Scope def. Luke Newman by submission (triangle choke) Rd 1 (4:00)
  • Scott Askham def. Harry McLeman by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 3 (4:13)
  • Lee Barnes def. Steve Watson by submission (guillotine choke) Rd 1 (0:47)
  • Thomas Denham def. Brett McDermott by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (3:58)
  • Mahmood Besharate def. Steven Gardener by unanimous decision
  • James Macalister def. Steve McCombe by submission (rear-naked choke) Rd 2 (3:08)


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