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[Video] – A Night Full of Finishes at BAMMA 24

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BAMMA 24 took place this past Saturday the 27th of February at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Throughout the card, all fighters delivered on what was a highly entertaining night of MMA action featuring some of the most exciting young stars in European MMA. With the judges being called into action on just 4 occasions out of 16 bouts, the fans in attendance certainly got their money’s worth in terms of finishes. Below are some of those impressive fight ending submissions and knockouts.

James Gallagher def. Gerard Gilmore via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (2:55, Round 1)

James Gallagher is one of Ireland’s new wave of emerging talent. At just 19 years old, “The Strabanimal” has already put together a record of 3 – 0 with all 3 of those wins coming by quick submission, including this rear naked choke on Saturday.

Brian Moore def. Mick Brennan via TKO, Punches (2:39, Round 1)

Another SBG prospect, Brian Moore picked up the ninth win of his professional career in a barn burner against Mick Brennan. The action was hard and fast, with “The Pikeman” ending the fight just under 3 minutes in with his seventh finish.

Elbows for the win from @thepikemanmoore #BAMMA24 #IrishMMA #MMA

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Dylan Tuke def. Mark Andrew via TKO, Knee and Punches (0:51, Round 1)

Dylan “The Nuke” Tuke, like James Gallagher, is just 19 years of age and put on an incredibly impressive display of his own. In the fastest finish of the evening, Tuke delivered a huge knee to his opponent before following up with a barrage of punches. Big things are predicted for the young man, who extends his unbeaten record.

This why they call @dylantuke The Nuke.. #BAMMA24 #IrishMMA #MMA

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Myles Price def. Mario Saeed via TKO, Punches (1:04, Round 1)

“Magic” Myles Price was fighting for BAMMA for the second time on Saturday night, looking to put his last loss behind him – and he did so in style. It took a shade over a minute for the Team Ryano representative to put away his opponent and walk out of the 3 Arena with a victory.

.@magicMylesPrice lays the Magic on Mario #BAMMA24 #IrishMMA #MMA

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Chris Fields def. Dan Konecke via Submission, D’arce Choke (4:39, Round 1)

Chris Fields is a veteran of the European circuit and will be a familiar name to those who watched The Ultimate Fighter season 19, in which he was a member of Team Penn. “The Housewives’ Choice” was another who suffered disappointment in his last outing, but within the first round of BAMMA 24, he had put himself back in the winners circle.

.@chrisfieldsmma secures the Darce Choke in the first round #BAMMA24 #MMA #IrishMMA

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Tom Duquesnoy def. Damien Rooney via KO, Punch (1:22, Round 1)

Tom “Fire Kid” Duquesnoy is the current BAMMA featherweight champion, but took this fight at bantamweight against a home town favourite. Showing off his famed striking prowess, the 22-year-old Frenchman earned the twelfth win of his young career and his ninth finish.

Brutal KO from @TomFirekid #BAMMA24 #MMA #IrishMMA

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Andy DeVent def. Paul Byrne via TKO, Punches (0:59, Round 1)

Andy DeVent is another of the veteran fighters who was on the card. At 37, he was another fighter up against a man fighting in his own country and a partisan crowd. With just 5 of his 23 professional fights going the distance, the Englishman guarantees entertainment whenever he steps into the cage.

Andy ‘Lions Paw’ Devent returns with another brutal KO #BAMMA24 #MMA #IrishMMA

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John Phillips def. Cheick Kone via KO, Punch (1:05, Round 1)

In the evening’s main event, John Phillips lived up to his nickname of “The White Mike Tyson” as he brutally knocked out the now former BAMMA middleweight champion. The win marked the third consecutive KO on the Welshman’s recent record and his sixteenth knockout in nineteen wins, with the other three victories coming by submission.

The Brutal KO from @JohnPhillipsMMA to claim the BAMMA Middleweight Title #IrishMMA #MMA #BAMMA24

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BAMMA 24 delivered a great night of fights and finishes to the Irish fans and everyone who was in attendance will be looking forward to the next time BAMMA rolls into Dublin and the 3 Arena.

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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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