Tom 'Kong' Watson Retains Middleweight Title at BAMMA 9

Steve Mitchell, BAMMA

Tom "Kong" Watson (15-4) retained his BAMMA middleweight title for the third straight time on Saturday night, defeating Jack Marshman (10-1) via second-round TKO at BAMMA 9 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, England.

The 29-year-old Watson has now won 11 of his last 12 fights, fueling speculation that he will soon sign with a major North American promotion in the coming months. Prior to the fight, "Kong" told Fightline.com that he has had preliminary talks with Strikeforce.

"After the last fight I had quite a bit of contact with Sean Shelby of Strikeforce. Everything is about timing in this business and the best thing that I can do is go out and win this fight against Marshman on March 24."

And he did just that on Saturday night.

Below are the full BAMMA 9 results:

Tom Watson def. Jack Marshman via TKO -- RD 2, 4:50

Colin Fletcher def. Jason Ball via unanimous decision

Jason Jones defeats Przemyslaw Mysiala via TKO -- RD 1, 3:51

Jake Murphy defeats David Round via submission -- RD 2, 1:40

Patrick Vallee defeats Andrew Punshon via submission -- RD 2, 2:16

Tom Breese defeats Mark Tucker via submission -- RD, 1:30

Dale Hardiman defeats Antanas Jazbutis via unanimous decision

Leeroy Barnes defeats Matt Ewin via submission -- RD 1, 4:57

Rab Truesdale defeats Sam Mensah via TKO -- RD 1, 4:32

Marc Godbeer defeats Catalin Zmarandescu via TKO -- RD 1, 5:00

Luke Barnatt defeats Lee Johnson via submission -- RD 1, 2:36

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