Dublin, Ireland – Tom Duquesnoy defeats Brendan Loughnane via split decision in controversial ending to BAMMA 22. Brendan Loughnane clearly won two rounds however the judges scored the contest to Duquesnoy.
BAMMA 22 took place today (Saturday 19th September) at the 3 Arena in Dublin, Ireland. It is the first event that BAMMA has held in Ireland.
Tom Duquesnoy Vs. Brendan Loughnane was the main event and took part on the main card which aired on Spike TV UK.
Duquesnoy comes out early with a leg kick which Loughnane checks, Loughnane with a huge overhand right that just misses however catches Duquesnoy with a nice left hook to the body. Noticeable size distance here as Duquesnoy is visably smaller than Loughnane. Duquesnoy forcing Loughnane against the fence but as they break Loughnane lands a nice body kick that has Duquesnoy retreating. Loughnane is dominating Duquesnoy now, hurting him with everything he throws. Slick performance so far from Loughnane.
MMA Mad scores the round 10-9 to Loughnane.
Duquesnoy clearly has a change in gameplan as he shoots on Loughnane straight away in the second and secures the takedown. After a few short shots on the mat, Loughnane sweeps and gets back to his feet. Loughnane is having his way with Duquesnoy on the feet throughout the first two round and now the champion has a cut under his eye. Another solid round in the books for Loughnane. Looks like Duquesnoy will need a finish in the third to retain his title.
MMA Mad scores the round 10-9 to Loughnane and 20-18 overall.
Loughnane starting to throw leg kicks at speed and his jab is working perfectly keeping Duquesnoy at bay and out of the fight. Duquesnoy starting to throw hail Mary’s as desperation starts to set in. Loughnane with a spinning back kick to the body of the champion who is slowing down dramatically. Nice right hand over the top catches Duquesnoy again. Looks like a walkover for the challenger here. Spinning back kick ends the fight for Loughnane, putting a stamp on an impressive performance.
MMA Mad scores the round 10-9 to Loughnane and 30-27 overall.