If you’re looking for an appetizer before tonight’s UFC event, the biggest MMA company in England makes their US TV debut today on HDNet. Coming to us live from the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England, it’s BAMMA 8. As always, FiveOuncesOfPain.com will provide complete results including a fight recap of all the live televised action.
The four fight card kicks off on HDNet at 4PM EST.
BAMMA 8 is headlined by undefeated light heavyweight and UCMMA champion Jimi Manuwa making his promotion debut against veteran Antony Rea. Also on the card is Jim Wallhead taking on Joey Villasenor in a welterweight clash. Plus former TUF finalist Andre Winner battles Diego Gonzalez.
Brian Hyslop def. Ian Malone via Unanimous Decision
Brent Crawley def. Mark Platts via Submission Round 1 (Rear Naked Choke)
Danny Mitchell def. Dean Masinger via Submission Round 2 (Triangle Choke)
Tom Breese def. Quasim Shafiq via Submission Round 1 (Triangle Choke)
Colin Fletcher def. David Round via Submission Round 1 (Guillotine Choke)
Curt Warburton def. Tim Newman via Unanimous Decision
Jack Marshman def. Leeroy Barnes via Unanimous Decision
Paul McVeigh vs. Erik Perez
Fight Recap: The first round was filled with nothing but technical difficulties, making it hard to know what exactly happened. Both announcers scored the round for Perez, so I’ll trust them and say he was up one after one. Thankfully the technical difficulties cleared up in the 2nd round. Both men scored with takedowns, and while neither did much damage, Perez achieved the more dominant positions. Perez also got the better of things on the feet, landing the cleaner and more powerful shots. Perez should be up 2-0 after 2. McVeigh scored a couple of takedowns in the 3rd round but didn’t do a ton of damage with them. In fact, Perez was busier off his back than McVeigh was on top. The round ended with Perez on top as well. The 3rd round was close, but Perez should take the decision.
Result: Erik Perez def. Paul McVeigh via Unanimous Decision
Andre Winner vs. Diego Gonzalez
Fight Recap:First round was all on the feet. Winner had the faster hands and stuffed every takedown of Gonzalez but Gonzalez did a nice job landing elbows on the inside when Winner would get in too tight. Good action in the first but Winner took it based on cleaner striking and aggressiveness. The technical difficulties returned in the second round. Based on what I saw and the commentary, it seemed a lot like the first round with Winner stuffing the takedowns and using his speed to get the better of things on the feet, including busting the nose of Gonzalez. More technical difficulties in the third. Gonzalez did nothing but try for a takedown, but Winner was never on his back. Winner dropped and hurt Gonzalez multiple times late in the round but couldn’t finish him. Dominant win and performance by Winner, who should easily take the decision.
Result: Andre Winner def. Diego Gonzalez via Unanimous Decision
Jim Wallhead def. Joey Villasenor via KO Round 1 (Strikes)
Jimi Manuwa def. Antony Rea via TKO Round 1 (Strikes)
*Note: Due to the technical difficulties, HDNet pulled the live feed of BAMMA 8 after Winner vs. Gonzalez.