First-round victory for fighter Hallam

Matt Hallam.
Matt Hallam.

Matt Hallam believes he has proved a point in the world of mixed martial arts, after recording a first-round TKO victory over Curtis Widmer on Saturday night.

The Boston cage fighter needed just 2 mins 15 secs to defeat the former heavyweight at Birmingham’s LG Arena.

After knocking Widmer to the floor with a right hook, Hallam finished his opponent off with a ground and pound manoeuvre.

“I think I’ve proved a point,” said middleweight Hallam, who was desperate to record a win on the BAMMA 14 card, after being beaten by Harry McLeman on the promotion’s previous show.

“Curtis Widmer is a tough lad and he’s previously gone three rounds with a couple of sluggers.

“I knew it was going to be a bit of a brawl, but I knew what I can do with my striking.

“I saw he was vulnerable, I saw my chance and I attacked it.”

Hallam, who trains with Jimmy Wallhead’s Team Rough House, was also swift to give his supporters the thumbs up.

He added: “BAMMA is a really professional promotion and the fans there are brilliant.

“It was great to win and I think my fans probably needed that win more than me.

“But I’m still buzzing after that.”

Hallam now hopes he has done enough for another BAMMA call-up and he is planning for a spring return.