Welterweight powerhouse Paul Daley returned to the U.K.’s BAMMA promotion for the first time in more than two years on Saturday, and while he wasn’t facing the most notable opponent, “Semtex” delivered another memorable performance.
Daley (34-13-2) knocked out Romario Manoel da Silva (23-12-1) in specular fashion nearly seven minutes into the BAMMA 14 headliner, which took place at LG Arena in Birmingham, England, and aired in North America on AXS TV and The Fight Network.
Daley started the fight with his superior striking skills to pick his shots on a game da Silva. After winning the first round, Daley settled into a rhythm in the second stanza and began to put his Brazilian foe on his heels with his trademark power shots.
Once Daley found his opening, he launched a devastating left hook that immediately dropped da Silva to the mat.
The stoppage, which came at the 1:42 mark of Round 2, gave Daley his sixth win in his past seven fights.