Five star Rob Sinclair extended his unblemished record with BAMMA with a commanding victory over Michael Brightmon at the weekend.
The 35-year-old recorded his first win in 27 months following a serious knee injury, forcing the stoppage after just three minutes and 37 seconds at Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena.
After grounding the American, known as the “Beast”, the organisation’s former lightweight world champion was relentless in his attack and consequently added to triumphs over Nathan Beer, Daniel Weichel, Diego Vital and Andre Winner.
Sinclair, who made his entrance in his Clarets shirt, said: “I ended it pretty quickly, but I had it in my head that I was going to do that.
“He wasn’t taking anything away from me that night.
“He’s no mug but I made him look amateurish.
“He took it to Colin Fletcher and fought well against a Bulgarian prospect (Valentin Benishev) in May.
“I know what I’m capable of when I’m in confident mood. I know what I can achieve.
“It was nice to be back at BAMMA and I felt relaxed.
“I know the surroundings and the people there.
“I felt comfortable.
“Saturday was perfect and I couldn’t have asked for a better show.
“There was something different about me.
“I was aggressive and hyped up.
“I was prowling the cage like a tiger in the zoo before it started. I was in the zone.
“I felt strong and I really wanted it.”
Sinclair’s return, a debut for Bellator, resulted in a unanimous decision defeat to Saad Awad in California, and that made victory on his homecoming even more memorable.
“It felt good to win again because it’s been a long time coming,” he said.
“In my first fight I felt like I’d won just being back - but I changed my attitude and mentality again.
“I wasn’t going to lose this time.”
Sinclair, who faces six weeks out after suffering knee ligament damage in the fight, added: “I felt it pop but the adrenaline carried me through.
“I was on crutches on Sunday.
“I’m injured for a few weeks but I’ve got a lifetime of glory!
“I’ve proved people wrong.
“I’ve never lost with BAMMA.
“I never lost my title. There’s a new champion but I wasn’t beaten for it.
“I showed my belt off, stirred things up a bit, but it is my show and I was champion for a long time.
“I won all five of my fights with BAMMA and I still rule the roost there!”