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14th May 2016

WATCH: Tom Duquesnoy proves once more why he’s one of the most exciting names in European MMA

Destined for greatness

Darragh Murphy

Remember the name – Tom Duquesnoy.

The French stand-out has displayed yet again why so many are backing him for greatness in mixed martial arts as he memorably claimed his second BAMMA title.

The BAMMA featherweight champion took his second promotional bout at bantamweight at BAMMA 25 on Saturday night, with the 135 lb title on the line.

But Duquesnoy, whose only career defeat arrived at the hands of top UFC featherweight prospect Makwan Amirkhani, didn’t need long to become a two-weight champion as the 22-year-old dispatched Shay Walsh in just 75 seconds.

After digging in with a left to the body, Duquesnoy clinched with Walsh and torqued a short right elbow into his opponent’s jaw which completely robbed Walsh of his wits.

Referee Marc Goddard was quick of the mark to save Walsh from further damage and there you had it, BAMMA’s first ever two-weight champion.