MMA fighter Adam Bramhald secures biggest win of his career to claim title
Belton’s MMA star Adam Bramhald became a European Champion after securing the biggest win of his career.
Bramhald sealed a spectacular second round knockout of Declan Williams at the Caged Steel 24 event in Doncaster.
Bramhald, 25, put on a fantastic performance against a skilled veteran of the game in Williams, who came into this bout with 14 professional wins to his name.
After a tense first round, Bramhald came out strong in round two and started landing solid combinations which wobbled Williams on a few occasions.
Towards the end of the second round, Bramhald landed a perfectly-timed head kick, sending Williams crashing to the canvas.
The fight could have been stopped at that point, but Bramhald was required to land additional strikes on his grounded opponent before the referee stepped in.
Bramhald was awarded the victory via ground and pound, and became the Caged Steel European Champion in the process.
Speaking after the win, he said: “First and foremost, it was an absolute honour to share the cage with a true pioneer of UK MMA like Declan Williams.
"I have nothing but respect for the man.
"A fighter's health is paramount and I am just happy we both walked out that cage OK.
“To win my first professional title in front of a crowd that has supported me right from the beginning of my amateur career, was incredibly emotional for me.
"The fans are a serious driving force and I can’t thank everyone enough for paying to come and watch me fight.
“I’ve also have an incredible team to thank at AVT MMA and Kiatpontip who got me in the best shape of my life for this fight."
Bramhald said that 2020 is all set to be a big year for him.
He added: "I believe I have what it takes to be one of the best fighters in the world and my target is the UFC.
"Right now that is the biggest stage for any mixed martial artist, it’s where the best in the world currently are, and that is where I will belong."
Caged Steel is back in Doncaster on March 14, 2020. Tickets available at www.caged-steel.co.uk.