Tuesday May 17, 2016— BAMMA’s French Phenom Tom ‘Firekid’ DuQuesnoy once again stunned the global viewing audience with his standout performance at BAMMA 25.
In front of the thousands in attendance, Duquesnoy knocked out reigning BAMMA Bantamweight Champion Shay Walsh in just 1:15 of the first round with a stunning elbow. In the process, DuQuesnoy made BAMMA history by becoming the first ever two weight division champion in the promotion.
Jackson Wink head Coach and DuQuesnoy’s trainer declared DuQuesnoy as “A special, special talent that comes along once in a lifetime” and the world is now agreeing. DuQuesnoy’s next bout is going to be announced in the coming weeks and you can be sure that the world will be tuning in to see what comes next from the Firekid.
It was a night of non stop action, entertainment and knockouts as BAMMA 25 left fans with a host of unforgettable memories. Here are some of the highlights:
BAMMA Lonsdale Lightweight Champion Marc ‘Bonecrusher’ Diakiese makes another serious statement with his lightning fast KO of Kane ‘The Danger’ Mousah
BAMMA newcomer Ronny ‘Iron’ Mann moved back up to Featherweight and put out a high alert to the division with his crushing KO of Graham ‘Afterburner’ Turner.
The Bridgwater Bomber Mark ‘The Hand Of’ Godbeer put friendship to one side, as he blasted through friend and former training partner BAMMA Lonsdale Heavyweight Champion Stuart ‘He-Man’ Austin in the first of the Champion Vs Champion bouts
Elsewhere, BAMMA fan favourite Brett ‘The Spartan’ McDermott didn’t disappoint the crowd in attendance with another entertaining encounter. Opponent Jamie Sloane managed to weather the initial onslaught, but eventually succumbed to McDermott’s patented Nuclear Missile of a right hand to end the bout at 3:58 of the 1st Round.
There is no doubt that BAMMA 25 had something for everyone – titles changing hands, history being made, submissions and KO’s galore and even 3 DQ’s went into the mix.
So, it is no surprise that the BAMMA online community went into meltdown when viewing and discussing the action. BAMMA’s social media on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Periscope and Snapchat were all set ablaze as the event unfolded, and you can also catch up on all the latest news and happenings by clicking on the above links.
BAMMA made it’s first ever appearance at the Bodypower Expo this year, and the event was a huge success as the crowds got to get up close and personal in the BAMMA Zone with BAMMA Champions, fighters and personalities.
With the first ever BAMMA / UKMMAF Invitation National Amateur Tournament taking place on the Saturday and Sunday, it was an action packed weekend from start to finish.
Some of the highlights included:
Greg Jackson, Dan ‘The Outlaw’ Hardy, Marc Goddard & BAMMA Light Heavyweight Champion Paul ‘Bearjew’ Craig taking to the stage for a Q&A hosted by Bryan Lacey. Craig also got some of the braver fans in attendance to enter the cage with him as he took them through some of his trademark throws and striking.
Demonstrations from BAMMA Heavyweight Champion Mark ‘The Hand Of’ Godbeer, BAMMA Middleweight Champion John ‘The White Mike Tyson’ Phillips, Lonsdale Heavyweight Champion Stuart ‘He-Man’ Austin and Lonsdale Bantamweight Champion Alan ‘The Apprentice’ Philpott.
Boxing legend David ‘Hayemaker’ Haye drawing a huge crowd as he held a Q&A hosted by Andy Shephard. The ‘Hayemaker’ discussed all things MMA and boxing and threw in a meet and great and signing session for good measure.
With so much fun had at the first ever BAMMA Zone at Bodypower, we say roll on 2017!
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