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Daley, Rodriguez Notch Victories at BAMMA 5

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Despite their now-routine struggles with making weight, Paul Daley and Ricco Rodriguez turned in impressive performances at BAMMA 5, Saturday night in Manchester, England. In the main event, Japanese welterweight Yuya Shirai was absolutely no match for Daley, as Semtex rocked him twice with jabs in the first frame before a flurry of power punches put Shirai down for good at the 1:46 mark.

Daley is now expected to face Nick Diaz at Strikeforce’s tentative April 9th event in California, although one rumor suggests that Daley’s participation is far from official and the British striker may be holding out for more money. Which makes sense, since he’ll probably have to forfeit about 20% of his purse to Diaz before the fight.

In BAMMA 5′s co-main event, Ricco Rodriguez survived an early knockdown from a James McSweeney right hand, then controlled the rest of the fight with takedowns and top control, earning a unanimous decision from the judges (30-27 x 2, 29-28). The win marked Rodriguez’s 11th straight victory, and McSweeney’s third-straight loss.¬†Full results from the event are below…

- Paul Daley def. Yuya Shirai via KO, 1:46 of round 1
- Ricco Rodriguez def. James McSweeney via unanimous decision
- Alex Makhonin def. Xavier Foupa-Pokam via TKO, 4:48 of round 2
- Claudio Henrique Da Silva def. Jean-Francois Lenogue via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:51 of round 1
- Mohsen Bahari def. Lee Barnes via TKO, 0:40 of round 1
- Lee Cohoon def. Rob Mills via TKO, 4:16 of round 2
- Jason Ball def. Peter Duncan via KO, 2:00 of round 2
- Michael Johnson def. Paul Cook via unanimous decision
- Tim Newman def. Diego Vital via split decision
- Costas Doru def. Liam James via submission (rear-naked choke), 2:47 of round 1
- Jeremy Petley def. Frankie Slater via submission (armbar), 0:36 of round 1

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FaH Q NL15- March 1, 2011 at 10:28 am
This is the shittiest thread I've ever seen. 4 out of 8 of the posters fucked up their shit... edit button maybe??
Arastmaus- February 28, 2011 at 9:53 am
Wrong thread. Fuck.
Arastmaus- February 28, 2011 at 9:52 am
Bisping should have done something reasonable and classy, like calling Jorge's wife a goat or making a video where he sings a song referring to him as a slang for male genitalia.
donfryesmustache- February 28, 2011 at 9:35 am
Holy sheet, Im afraid to even post for fear of looking like a jackass!, lol. But seriously though Daley is gonnna smoke Diaz if he tries that pitter patter slap boxing he calls stand up. Ricco? Meh
SumDumGuy- February 28, 2011 at 8:28 am
^ Worded like a jackass^
* can crusher *
SumDumGuy- February 28, 2011 at 8:28 am
Diaz vs Daley: the battle of can cruchers!
Videodrome_NOW- February 28, 2011 at 7:43 am
Daley was 2 lbs over before he was allowed a time to cut weight again and missed it. The hotel sauna thing is a total cop out. That is not the only way to cut weight. Throw on 5 pairs of clothes and a trash bag and run up and down those hotel stairs, man. It's a fucking title fight!
Maine Blazer- February 28, 2011 at 7:13 am
Apparently the hotel's sauna was shut off at some point during the day of the weigh-ins. Daley missed weight by like 0.4 pounds.
FaH Q NL15- February 28, 2011 at 7:00 am
P.S. i love seein McWeeney's name in the loss column
Kimbos Bread- February 28, 2011 at 6:19 am
^ also worded like a jackass. Damn iPhone.
Kimbos Bread- February 28, 2011 at 6:18 am
Going to go ahead an spoil the for you all with my back to the future sports almanac. Diaz will sub Daley in the first minute with his first takedown.
SnallTrippin- February 28, 2011 at 6:14 am
FaH Q NL15- February 28, 2011 at 6:12 am
^ Worded like a jackass^
* I do kinda wonder *
FaH Q NL15- February 28, 2011 at 6:11 am
I do kinda wish how Semtex would have held up against the rest of the UFC's welterweights