, Andre Winner
and Jim Wallhead all earned decision victories at Saturday's British Association of Mixed Martial Arts
card on Saturday in Birmingham, England.
Daley, the Strikeforce
veteran, pounded away at Jordan Radev
for the better part of 15 minutes and won an easy unanimous decision. Going into the fight, everyone knew Radev's only chance was to use his superior wrestling to get on top of Daley, but Radev rarely did that until the very end of the fight, after Daley had already turned Radev into a human punching bag for two rounds. Daley, who came in six pounds overweight for the fight, won 30-27 on one judge's card, and 29-28 on the other two.
Winner, the former Ultimate Fighter
contestant, beat Jason Ball 30-27 on all three judges' scorecards. It was Winner's first fight since being released by the UFC following his loss at UFC 132
, and although Winner's victory on Saturday wasn't particularly exciting, Winner said afterward that his losses in the UFC showed him that he needed to re-focus and take a more cautious approach inside the cage.
"My last fight I was too tense and just looking for a knockout, so this time I wanted to stay relaxed," Winner said afterward.
Wallhead beat the aging veteran Frank Trigg
by split decision, with one judge giving the fight to Wallhead 30-27, another giving him the fight 29-28, and one judge seeing it 29-28 for Trigg. It was an entertaining enough fight, but both men tired out as the bout wore on. For the 39-year-old Trigg, this may be just about the end of the road.
In other BAMMA 7 action, Jack Marshman won a brutal, bloody brawl with Carl Noon by third-round TKO, winning BAMMA's first British Middleweight Championship. And the undercard featured several exciting finishes, highlighted by Rob Sinclair stopping Diego Vital with a brutal knockout punch in the third round.