BAMMA 28 Results: Norman Parke Edges Out Paul Redmond

BAMMA 28 Results: Norman Parke Edges Out Paul Redmond

The official results from BAMMA 28 from Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Feb 24, 2017 by Jim Edwards
BAMMA 28 Results: Norman Parke Edges Out Paul Redmond
The second ever co-promoted Bellator MMA and BAMMA show took place this evening in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Norman Parke and Paul Redmond battled it out in a lightweight main event.

The bout was originally scheduled to be for the vacant BAMMA lightweight title, however, after Parke topped the scales 0.8 of a pound over the 155-pounds championship weight limit yesterday, only Redmond was eligible to take the title home if he won.

Regardless of the weigh-in fiasco, the bout went ahead and what a treat it was.

Round one began with Redmond coming forward and pushing Parke on the back foot. Redmond attempted a takedown, but Parke resisted it. The fight made its way back to the center of the cage where Parke got his own takedown and spent a long period in top control without doing that much damage. Redmond got back to his feet late on, but Parke probably took it for the control.

Much the same happened in round two. 

Redmond looked to take the initiative on the front foot, but Parke took it all away from him when he grabbed a single leg and took him down to the mat again. Parke wasn't doing much damage on the mat, but Redmond simply couldn't break free from the grasp of the Northern Irish fighter, but boy did that change. Redmond attacked a kimura and for a minute looked to have Parke in all sorts of. Parke fended it off and again took top control to see the round out once again on top and in seemingly in control.

The final round began and it looked as if they would finally exchange on the feet. Redmond landed a nice combination, and Parke once again went for a single leg, but this time he couldn't complete it. Redmond took to a knee and used hammer fists to flatten Parke out and take top control himself. Redmond was then on top and he began working well using short, sharp punches to Parke. Redmond then looked for a kimura, but failed to lock it in as Parke once again defended well. The final klaxon then went and it was up to the judges.

After a long pause, Parke was declared the  winner via majority decision 29-28, 29-28, 28-28.

Young sends the Northern Irish wild to capture the BAMMA interim flyweight title

In the co-main event of the evening, Andy Young and Dominique Wooding battled it out for the interim BAMMA flyweight title. Both men came out the gates fast in what was battled contested on the feet from the start until the finish.

Both fighters landed good shots in round one, but it was Young the aggressor as he took the center of the cage and continually pushed Wooding on his heels. Wooding countered well on occasion, but he found himself with his back to the cage a lot as Young piled forward.

The same happened in round 2, but this time it was Young who really started to show his dominance. The Northern Irish fighter looked unfazed by the potential of a Wooding power punch and he continued to work his way into distance using impressive striking and footwork to pile the pressure on his inexperienced foe.

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Wooding opened the third wildly looking to use a wider variety of strikes to try and push the ever advancing Young back. Unfortunately, his plan didn't pay dividends as Young slipped and ducked into range and pushed Wooding's back against the cage. From there Young unloaded some devastating combos to put the Englishman on his back. Young then proceeded to finish him on the floor by taking his back and sinking in a deep rear naked choke to get the tap. Andy Young is the new interim flyweight champion.

Barnett stuns McKee to win BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title

In the main card opener, Tim Barnett shocked the world when he took out Rhys McKee in the first round of their BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title fight. Barnett looked good from the outset as he closed the distance on McKee and pushed him up against the cage multiple times. With seconds left in the round and McKee with his back up against the cage once again, Barnett unleashed a barrage of knees and punches that sent the Northern Irishman to his knees.

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With McKee about to be dealt the killer blow, referee Daniel Movahedi dived in to save him and call the fight. It was an expert stoppage from the seasoned referee and Barnett won the bout with just two seconds remaining of the first round. What a win for the late replacement.

Lapilus grinds out Mann to win BAMMA featherweight title

In the second title of the evening, Ronnie Mann and Damien Lapilus fought out a close three round fight with the BAMMA featherweight title on the line.

The Frenchman Lapilus came out the gates fast and got the better of round one using his vicious, dynamic striking to put the Englishman on the back foot. Mann fought back well though in round two as Lapilus looked like he began to tire after looking the more active fighter in round one.

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It was anyone's fight heading into round three and it was mostly contested on the deck where no fighter really taking the initiative or looking all that aggressive. The contest petered out to nothing and it was up to the judges to separate them. The scores were read at 29-27, 29-27, 29-28 to the Frenchman, and the new BAMMA featherweight champion, Damien Lapilus.

BAMMA 28 Full Results:

Main Card 

Norman Parke def. Paul Redmond via Majority Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-28)

Andy Young def. Dominique Wooding via Submission (RNC), Round 3 - to win the Interim BAMMA flyweight title

Damien Lapilus def. Ronnie Mann via Unanimous decision (29-27 29-27 29-28) - to win the BAMMA featherweight title

Tim Barnett def. Rhys McKee via TKO (knee), Round 1, 4:58 - to win the BAMMA Lonsdale lightweight title

Preliminary Card 

Jonathan Brookins def. Decky Dalton via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Daniel Rutkowski def. Niall Smith via TKO (punches), Round 3, 2:16
Andrew Murphy def. Stephen Kilifin via TKO (punches), Round 1, 4:58
O. Olejniczak def. Jonathan Reid via TKO (punches), Round 1, 1:47
Keith McCabe def. Glenn Irvine via Submission (heelhook), Round 1, 0:39
Will Fleury def. Kyle McClurkin via TKO (punches), Round 1, 2:49
Paul Hughes def. Adam Gustab via TKO (punches), Round 1, 1:32