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20th Sep 2015

VIDEO: BAMMA 22 saw one of the most brutal knockouts you’ll ever come across


Darragh Murphy

The war of words clearly got to Marc Diakiese.

There was no love lost when Bonecrusher took to the cage to meet Rick Selvarajah after the pair almost came to blows at Friday’s weigh-ins for BAMMA 22.

Referee Mark Goddard was being very optimistic when he asked if the pair of Brits wanted to touch gloves and the lightweight fighters duly ignored the prompt as they went back to their corners.

It didn’t take too long for them to touch when the opening bell rang as Diakiese exploded out of the traps looking to get his Saturday night over quickly.

20 seconds had elapsed when Diakiese flung an overhand right in the direction of Selvarajah’s jaw and caused the whole 3Arena to wince with the sound of his head thudding off the canvas.

The referee made a beeline to break the fight up but wasn’t fast enough to save Selvarajah from sustaining some needless damage as Diakiese made sure the job was done.

The celebration wasn’t bad either.