jim-wallhead-1.jpgIn his first bout since a Bellator Season 7 tournament loss to Lyman Good, Jim Wallhead returned to the win column in dominant fashion with a first-round submission victory over Matt Veach.

The welterweight bout headlined Saturday’s BAMMA 12 card, which aired live on AXS TV from Metro Radio Arena in the English city of Newcastle.

Wallhead’s victory was quick and efficient. After dropping Veach, a former UFC fighter, with a left hook, “Judo Jim” followed him to the mat. He then unloaded a vicious ground-and-pound assault that saw Veach eat dozens of punches and dicing elbows.

With his opponent dazed and badly bloodied, Wallhead then swiftly took his back and locked in a rear-naked choke. After securing and tightening the chokehold, the tap-out came at the 3:05 mark of the opening round.

Wallhead (24-7) is now 11-2 over his past 13 fights, and his victories have come over notables such as Che Mills, Ryan Thomas, Frank Trigg, Joey Villasenor and now Veach (16-5), who falls to 1-3 in his past four fights.

In the BAMMA 12 co-headliner, Swedish light heavyweight prospect Max Nunes (10-0) kept his perfect record intact with a third-round TKO victory over Poland’s Marcin Lazarz (5-1).

Lazarz scored frequent takedowns and used a controlling top game to win the first two rounds, but Nunes ultimately secured top position in the third and unloaded a barrage of ground and pound to force a TKO stoppage at 1:12 mark of the final round. It marked Nunes’ 10th stoppage in 10 career wins.

In the night’s other featured bout, former UFC fighter Curt Warburton (12-3) earned a decision victory and won BAMMA’s British lightweight title from Scotland’s Steven Ray (12-4).

The Englishman survived some second round submission attempts and ultimately got the nod from the judges via 29-28 scores. He’s now won five straight fights since his 2011 UFC release.

The full BAMMA 12 results included:

  • Jim Wallhead def. Matt Veach via rear naked choke – Round 1, 3:05
  • Max Nunes def. Marcin Lazarz via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 1:12
  • Curt Warburton def. Steven Ray via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Ryan Scope def. Luke Newman via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 4:00
  • Scott Askham def. Harry McLeman via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 3, 4:13
  • Lee Barnes def. Steve Watson via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:47
  • Thomas Denham def. Brett McDermott via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:58
  • Mahmood Besharate def. Steven Gardener via unanimous decision
  • James Macalister def. Steve McCombe via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:08

(Pictured: Jim Wallhead)

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Bellator 161 Features Cheick Kongo vs. Tony Johnson in Heavyweight Headliner

  • a day ago
  • 10 views

Bellator MMA is heading back to the “Lone Star State,” where a heavyweight bout pitting Cheick Kongo against Tony Johnson will serve as the main event. read news >>

Bellator 158 Results: Douglas Lima Gets Unanimous Decision Over Paul Daley

  • 9 days ago
  • 337 views

Douglas Lima went through a successful three-round headliner, picking up a decision over Paul Daley in the main event at Bellator 158 in London this weekend. read news >>

Bellator 159 Fight Card Complete with Addition of Three New Bouts

  • 26 days ago
  • 11 views

A gem of a featherweight contest pitting Emmanuel Sanchez and Daniel “The Weasel” Weichel has been added to the main card of Bellator 159: Caldwell vs. Taimanglo. read news >>

Bellator Dynamite 2 Highlights Video: Rampage Edges Ishii, Chandler Takes Back the Belt

  • 26 days ago
  • 24 views

Check out the highlights from Bellator: Dynamite 2, where Rampage Jackson returned and Michael Chandler regained the lightweight championship. read news >>

Matt Mitrione Gets Medical Clearance for Bellator 158: London

  • 25 days ago
  • 23 views

Matt Mitrione has cleared medical testing and will now face “Britain’s Strongest Man” winner Oli Thompson during the main card of Bellator 158: London. read news >>

UFC Unfiltered Podcast: Jon Jones Weighs in on UFC 200 and Daniel Cormier

  • 23 days ago
  • 59 views

UFC 200 headliner Jon Jones joins Matt Serra and Jim Norton in episode 4 of UFC Unfiltered. The guys discuss UFC 200, why Daniel Cormier is a 'Hater,' and much more. read news >>

ONE Dynasty of Champions Results: Narantungalag Jadambaa Stops Eric Kelly by Knockout

  • 23 days ago
  • 42 views

In the ONE: Dynasty of Champions main event on Saturday, former featherweight champion Narantungalag Jadambaa delivered a stunning knockout victory. read news >>

Injury to Linton Vassell Causes Bellator 158 Main Card Shift

  • 21 days ago
  • 11 views

An injury to Linton Vassell has derailed his summer plans of competing in front of his fellow Englishmen against Francis Carmont at Bellator 158: London. read news >>

VIDEO: Brock Lesnar Reacts to Jon Jones Being Pulled from UFC 200

  • 19 days ago
  • 33 views

Just hours removed from the news, new UFC 200 headliner Brock Lesnar reacts to Jon Jones being pulled from UFC 200 following a potential anti-doping violation. read news >>

Ex-UFC 200 Headliner Conor McGregor Takes Sly Shot at Jones vs. Cormier Collapse

  • 18 days ago
  • 34 views

With the MMA universe still reeling from the shakeup to UFC 200, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz came together for a press conference to promote UFC 202 (warning, NSFW language). Unsurprisingly, it was read news >>