Mixed Martial Arts - Brits win title bouts, Ismail returns from injury

Khalid Ismail made a dominant return from a long injury lay-off at UCMMA 31 in London, while British fighters came out on top of all three title bouts.

Ismail took just 84 seconds to stop Tautydas Kilekis with a good takedown counter and barrage of grounded strikes in the main attraction of an undercard which also saw the brash Jamaine “Mr. Pain” Facey knock out Andy Cona with a knee strike in only 15 seconds.

In the main event at London’s Troxy, Neil “Goliath” Grove stopped Tomasz Czerwinski with a crunching low kick and series of unprotected punches in an interim heavyweight championship bout.

Also on the card Ben Callum retained the middleweight strap with a win over late substitute Dan Dixon, while Cory Tait tapped out Jody Collins in a bantamweight title fight in the first round with a heel lock.

Results in full:

UCMMA Interim Heavyweight Title

Neil Grove def. Tomasz Czerwinski via TKO - Rd 1, 2:59

UCMMA Middleweight Title

Ben Callum def. Dan Dixon via submission (rear naked choke) - Rd 1, 0:38

UCMMA Bantamweight Title

Cory Tait def. Jody Collins via submission (footlock) - Rd 1, 3:28

Paul Kelly def. Richard Griffin via submission (guillotine) - Rd 2, 2:52  Nick Chapman def. Aurelijus Kerpe via unanimous decision - Rd 3, 5:00 Khalid Ismail def. Tautydas Lilekis via TKO - Rd 1. 1:24 Jamaine Facey def. Andy Cona via TKO (flying knee) - Rd 1, 0:15  Chase Morton def. Colin Wilby via TKO - Rd 1, 1:52  Sean Carter def. Maksym Matus via submission (triangle) - Rd 1, 2:57 Joe Holder def. Lee Taylor via submission (triangle) - Rd 1, 3:09 Ben McGonigle def. Dominic Clarke via TKO - Rd 1,1:28