The British Association of Mixed Martial Arts staged BAMMA 19 on Match 28 at the historic Winter Gardens in Blackpool. In the lightweight main event, Bellator veteran Martin Stapleton (16-4) knocked out UK based Canadian Jeremy Petley (10-6-1) at 00:23 in the final round of their three round encounter.

Meanwhile, undefeated 22-year-old Marc Diakiese (7-0) won ‘the battle of the prospects’ and claimed the BAMMA-Lonsdale British Lightweight Championship when he dished out a first loss to young Wolfslair prodigy Jack McGann (7-1) by way of unanimous decision.

Also on the main card, 37-year-old Andy DeVent (13-9) claimed the BAMMA-Lonsdale British Middleweight Championship with a swift rear-naked-choke submission over Conor Cooke (6-6) at 02:05 of the opening round.

BAMMA 19 full results:

Lightweight: Martin Stapleton def. Jeremy Petley – knockout, round 3

BAMMA-Lonsdale British Lightweight Title: Marc Diakiese def. Jack McGann – unanimous decision

BAMMA-Lonsdale British Middleweight Title: Andy DeVent def. Conor Cooke – submission (rear-naked-choke), round 1

Heavyweight: Kamil Beselak def. Karl Etherington – TKO, round 1

Featherweight: Brendan Loughnane def. Steve Polifonte – majority decision

Heavyweight: Mark Godbeer def. Thomas Denham – TKO, round 1

Lightweight: Damian Frankiewicz def. Paul Douglas – submission (rear-naked-choke), round 3

Welterweight: Nathan Jones def. Oskar Somerfeld – submission (triangle choke), round 1

Lightweight: Lewis Monarch def. David Johnson – submission (kimura), round

Featherweight: Damian Stasiak def. Mike Grundy – submission (triangle choke),  round 2

Heavyweight: Tom Aspinall def. Satish Jamia – TKO, round 1