A back injury incurred in training by UK prospect Tom “Kong” Watson has resulted in Rough House team member Jim Wallhead taking his place in the main event for BAMMA 7. It is now Wallhead who will face Frank Trigg on 10th September at the Birmingham National Indoor Arena.

Jimmy Wallhead is quoted by BAMMA as saying, “I’m really grateful BAMMA have given me this chance to fight on such a big card against a high level athlete like Frank Trigg. It’s a test that I'm looking forward to but I hope he doesn't think I'm just a late replacement who is there for a quick payday, I'm there to get back to where I belong, at the top, above people like him.”

Wallhead, known for his Judo background, was enjoying an eight-fight win streak before incurring a rare loss to Olympian Rick Hawn in Bellator. With Trigg’s stellar career owed largely to his wrestling abilities, Wallhead’s judo should be put to the test.

BAMMA has quickly established itself as one of the highest profile UK promotions, featuring fighters such Paul Daley, Tom Watson, Murilo Rua and Ricco Rodriquez. The recent addition of Nate Marquardt to the roster should do much to incite even greater interest from the wider MMA community.

Also on the card for BAMMA 7 are Rob Sinclair vs Leonardo Santos for the Lightweight title, Efrain Escudero vs Tim Radcliffe and Andre Winner vs Jason Ball.

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