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BAMMA 22 – Full Results & Reported Crowd Trouble

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BAMMA 22 took place at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland the venue of next month’s UFC Dublin Fight Night 78 card. It was the first ever BAMMA event to be held in Ireland and featured over 19 bouts including a handful towards the end of the night that were broadcasted live on UK television on Spike UK TV.

The main event saw Tom DuQuesnoy take a very tight split decision win over hometown hero Brendan Loughnane. Many people in attendance reported that the crowd turned ugly at times. Fueled by the hours and hours of drinking time, the most notable stepping out of line occurred when bottles of water and empty plastic beer cups littered the cage after the final decision was read for the main event.  Here are just a selection of the tweets that we found on social media:

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But let’s not get away from the fact that this was an incredible night of fights in Dublin with some high-quality action and over 16 finishes to the 19 total fights.

Outside of the main event Celine Haga surprised and silenced the home crowd with her impressive armbar finish over Catherine Costigan who only 24 hours earlier declined to take 25% of Haga’s purse after she failed to make weight.

In another hometown upset, Christopher Jacquelin defeated Chris Fields via a triangle choke in the 2nd round. After finishing the fight Jacquelin showed little respect for Fields, mocking his Karate Kid weigh-in pose whilst his victim was still laid on his back on the canvas.

It wasn’t all bad news however for the hometown fighters. Paul Byrne, Sinead Kavanagh, Rhys McKee, Dylan Tuke, Mark Andrew and Patrick Wixted all claiming victories for the Tri-Color hosts.

Main Card – 3 Arena – Dublin, Ireland – Spike UK TV

Tom DuQuesnoy defeated Brendan Loughnane via split decision
Christopher Jacquelin defeated Chris Fields via Triangle in 2nd Round
Alan Philpott defeated Regis Sugden via split decision
Celine Haga def Catherine Costigan via Armbar in 1st Round

Jack McGann defeated Jack Grant via TKO in 1st Round
Paul Byrne defeated Conor Cooke via Head kick and GnP TKO in 1st Round
Marc Diakiese (c) defeated Rick Selvarajah via KO in 1st Round
Kane Mousah defeated Myles Price via unanimous decision
Sinead Kavanagh defeated Hatice Ozyurt via TKO in 1st Round
Frans Mlambo defeated Darren O’ Gorman via TKO in 1st Round
Lukasz Parobiec defeated Jonathan Dargan via TKO in 1st Round
Rhys McKee defeated John Redmond via RNC in 1st Round
Dylan Tuke defeated Adam Caffrey via RNC in 1st Round
Paul Craig defeated Karl Moore via Guillotine in 2nd Round
Tim Wilde defeated Stephen Coll via unanimous decision
Mark Andrew defeated Sean Tobin via Guillotine in 3rd Round
Patrick Wixted defeated Connor Dillon via KO in 2nd Round
Alexandre Leite defeated Gerard Gilmore via Triangle in 2nd Round
Keith Coady defeated Arnaud Dos Santos via Injury TKO in 1st Round

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Exclusive: Alex Lohore “Didn’t Know” Who Richard Kiely Was Before BAMMA 32 Booking

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We spoke to the recently crowned BAMMA welterweight champion Alex Lohore, as he prepares to defend his title against Richard Kiely at BAMMA 32 in Dublin.

Lohore (13-1) won the vacant BAMMA welterweight title last month at BAMMA 31 in London. Fighting his longtime rival Nathan Jones on the night, Lohore knocked out “Mr Bag & Tag” with a knee in the first round.

Q: Obviously the rivalry between you and Jones had been going on for years, but you finished it in brutal fashion. Did you to speak to him after the fight?

Yeah I did have a chat with him. I was telling him that it was a great fight and we should train together sometime, but he was he wasn’t really keen on it. I guess he was still a bit sore about the defeat.

Q: In the cage after your win, you called out Richard Kiely, now you’re fighting him. Are you happy you got the opponent you asked for?

Everyone keeps saying I called him out, I didn’t call him out, he called me out! I didn’t even address his name, I said ‘this Irish kid has been running his mouth we’re going to go out there and shut him up.’ I didn’t even know who he was. He’s been mentioning my name and talking a lot of rubbish on my social media disturbing me and my fans.

Q: The finish against Jones was picture perfect. From the elbow, to the right hand, to the knee, was it the best of your career?

Yeah I think it is, by far! It was perfect technique. I knew as he was going he back he would try to duck in for the takedown. Because I was throwing the head kick anyway all I needed to do was just switch it to a knee. I couldn’t ask for any better.

Q: Given it’s in Dublin and Richard is Irish, How do you feel about going into enemy territory at BAMMA 32?

That’s great, that’s why I’m doing it! I need to be comfortable in every environment, so going out there will test. I wanted to be on the Dublin card, now I can teach him a little lesson too, I can’t wait.

Q: As you know the Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers has brought a lot of attention to BAMMA recently, what are your thoughts on him? 

He’s good man. For someone who doesn’t come from a fighting background and does reality TV stuff, he’s doing good. How can people say he should fight someone more experienced, because he is taking  guys that are on his level and he’s doing good.

He’s helping MMA fighters because he has got a big following so more people are going to be watching MMA and learning about MMA so it’s a good thing having him on board.

BAMMA32 will take place at the 3Arena in Dublin on November 10th. Tickets are now on sale at ticketmaster.ie. The card will air live on both UNILAD’s Facebook page, and Dave.

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BAMMA 31: Alex Lohore Knocks Out Nathan Jones with a Knee

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In the main event of BAMMA 31, Alex Lohore knocked out Nathan Jones with a vicious knee to become the new BAMMA welterweight champion.

Jones (11-6) returned to BAMMA after fighting at Bellator 179 in May, where he submitted Umer Kayani in the first round. It was his first title fight under the promotion, as he stepped into the BAMMA cage for the sixth time in his professional career.

The self-proclaimed “future of French MMA” Lohore (13-1) was riding a 9-fight winning streak as he made his BAMMA debut on the night. Like Jones, “Da Kid” last fought at Bellator 179 stopping Dan Vinni, who was scheduled to face Walter Gahadza tonight, but the fight was cancelled.

Round One:

Lohore backed up Jones to the fence and landed some good knees to the midsection. It was evident pre-fight animosity was carried into the cage as both men swung with bad intentions in the first. Jones secured a takedown and looked to wrap up a guillotine choke but Lohore defended well.

After Jones and Lohore broke from a clinching position, Lohore landed a beautiful step-in knee and sent Jones crashing to the canvas unconscious.

Official Result: Alex Lohore def. Nathan Jones via KO (Knee) Round One 4:13

You can stay updated with the official results of BAMMA 31 here, and also over at our Twitter page @mmalatestnews.

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BAMMA 31: Aaron Chalmers Wins by Knockout in 30 Seconds

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In the second fight of his career, Geordie Shore star Aaron Chalmers knocked out Alex Thompson in just 30-seconds at BAMMA 31.

Chalmers (2-0) made his pro debut back in April at BAMMA 29, when he submitted Greg Jenkins in the first round. “The Joker” had spent his training camp at UTC in Birmingham for this fight, alongside the likes of Yannick Bahati and UFC welterweight Leon Edwards.

Thompson (0-1) had previously fought at BAMMA before facing Chalmers, but on the amateur circuit. Making his pro MMA debut on the night, “The Iron Born” was riding a 4-fight losing streak coming into BAMMA 31, and had taken almost a full year away from the cage.

Round One:

As the round opened up, Chalmers and Thompson began to exchange on the feet. A left uppercut from “The Joker” had already knocked Thompson out on the feet, and as he was falling to the canvas Chalmers landed a right hand to finish the job.

Official Result: Aaron Chalmers def. Alex Thompson via KO (Uppercut) Round One: 0:30

You can stay updated with the official results of BAMMA 31 here, and also over at our Twitter page @mmalatestnews.

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