BAMMA 25 Was Huge!

Reviewed on 17 May 2016
  • Event review

    We witnessed victorious champions, new champions and future champions at BAMMA25 last weekend - here's everything you need to know from this huge night of MMA!

    So, there's no denying that Tom Duquesnoy's devastating victory over Shay Walsh stole the show at BAMMA 25. The 22-year-old Frenchman made history by becoming the first two-division BAMMA world champion with fans all over the world screaming for the UFC to sign him up (scroll down a bit for the video), but, before we sink out teeth into the Fire Kid,  here's what else you might have missed if you didn't catch BAMMA 25...

    Bonecrusher lives up to his name...

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    The highly anticipated bout between Marc "Bonecrusher" Diakiese and Kane Mousah lasted just 36 seconds after a devastating right hand ended the fight. There was plenty of bad blood between the two brawlers leading up to BAMMA 25, with the tension almost over-spilling at the weigh in the day before their meeting in the Octagon.

    Doncaster born Diakiese extended his perfect record to 9 last Saturday and with fans bombarding Dana White on Twitter, it might not be too long until we see Marc crushing bones in the UFC!

    A night of DQ's...

    Two of the five main fights ended in DQ's, with Colin "The Freakshow" Fletcher and Damien Lapilus both delivering illegal blows in their respected fights.

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    First, fans favourite "The Freakshow" saw his bout with Walter Gahadza come to a halt after just 12 seconds with the referee punishing Fletcher for three illegal elbow strikes to the back of Ghaadza's head, giving "The Sniper" a super quick victory.

    The second DQ came in the second round of the Stapleton vs Lapilus fight, after Damien "Frankenstein" Lapilus delivered an illegal knee to the face of Martin "50 Cal." Stapleton. The fight was evenly balanced before the DQ with both fighters striking and kicking well - but rules are rules and the ref had no choice but to disqualify the Frenchman.

    History is made...

    Yeah, that's right! BAMMA history was made last weekend here at our arena as Tom Duquesnoy defeated Shay Walsh to become the first ever two-division BAMMA world champion. And here's the blow that did it...

    Tom "Fire Kid" Duquesnoy KO'd Brit, Shay Walsh just 01:15 into the very first round to become the new BAMMA Bantamweight Champion, whilst successfully defending his BAMMA Featherweight Title in the process...causing the Fire Kid's name to make it on the lips of many MMA fans.

    The Paris born 22-year-old sent Twitter into a blaze following his huge victory with rumours of the UFC sniffing around the hot prospect who un-doubtably has a red hot future in front of him.




    Reviewed by   Todd Newton