By MATT MOLGAARD
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer
The rugged Tom Watson (15-4) retained his British Association of Mixed Martial Arts middleweight title this weekend, as he soundly out-dueled previously unbeaten challenger, Jack Marshman (10-1).
The majority of the bout took place in the vertical position, where “Kong” was just too seasoned for his younger foe. A diversified striking attack slowly took its toll on Marshman. After a successful first round for the champion, it was rinse and repeat in the second frame. As the 10 minute mark approached, Watson unleashed a gnarly spinning elbow that had Marshman in serious danger. Smelling blood, Watson pounced, pummeling away with brutal punches and elbows until referee Marc Goddard had seen enough; waving the contest off with just 10 seconds remaining in the second round.
Watson now rides a three fight win streak that includes a knockout over Murilo “Ninja” Rua, and if ever there was a case to sign the durable veteran to a multi-fight contract with Zuffa, it was made this weekend.
Check out the full results below:
-Tom Watson def. Jack Marshman via TKO at 4:50 of Round 2
-Colin Fletcher def. Jason Ball via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Jason Jones def. Przemyslaw Mysiala via TKO at 3:51 of Round 1
-Jake Murphy def. David Round via submission at 1:46 of Round 2
-Patrick Vallee def. Andrew Punshon via submission at 2:16 of Round 2
-Tom Breese def. Mark Tucker via submission at 1:40 of Round 2
-Dale Hardiman def. Antanas Jazbutis via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
-Leeroy Barnes def. Matt Ewin via submission at 4:57 of Round 1
-Rab Truesdale def. Sam Mensah via TKO at 4:32 of Round 1
-Marc Godbeer def. Catalin Zmarandescu via TKO at 5:00 of Round 1
-Luke Barnett def. Lee Johnson via submission at 2:36 of Round 1
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