‘Judo’ Jim Wallhead Claims His First World Title At Clash of Warriors
Top European Welterweight “Judo” Jimmy Wallhead claimed his first World Title this past Weekend after defeating the former Lithuanian K-1 tournament winner Marius Buzinskas in round 1 of their World Welterweight Title bout at Clash of Warriors 7: No Way Out.
Wallhead who is managed by Warrior Promotions Fighter Management and trains out of Team Rough House/Leicester Shootfighters, is currently regarded by many observers as the UK’s best unsigned fighter due in part to his wins against UFC veterans Jason Tan and Steve Lynch. Whilst Wallhead has also impressed against top European based talent such as Fabricio Nascimento, John Phillips and Igor Araujo.
Despite only stepping into the cage for the second time this year, Wallhead was able to extend his professional MMA record to an impressive 17-6-0 (with 13 wins coming inside the distance) in style, by taking Buzinskas apart in double quick time at the Victoria Sports Centre in Nottingham.
Wallhead raced off the blocks and looked in red hot form as he took the Lithuanian down early on with a quick double leg, before bundling his opponent against the fence. From there Wallhead showed great composure as he worked through Buzinskas’ ground defence, before getting his back and eventually sinking in a crank to end the contest after just 68 seconds of the first round.
This win came on the back of a challenging 24 hours for the Leicester based star, who found out at the weigh-ins that his original opponent Manuel ‘Manu’ Garcia failed to catch his flight and announced his retirement to the promotional team when questioned on why he missed his flight. However the Clash of Warriors promoter Freddy Naghizadeh was able to offer Wallhead a new opponent within the hour in the form of the former K-1 East Europe Tournament winner.
This lighting quick victory was Wallhead’s seventeenth professional win and saw him claim his first World Title, which he can add to his already impressive resume, which has seen him claim both the Cage Gladiators and House of Pain British Titles and the 2006 ‘Road to Japan’ under 83kg Tournament Title.
Wallhead is now enjoying a well earned break but a spokesman from his management team hopes to see the Team Rough House fighter back in action at least twice before the year’s end.
For more information on Jim Wallhead please contact Ian Dean of WPFM.
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