BAMMA USA Brings Professional MMA Show to Southern California’s San Fernando Valley

Aug 21, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- BAMMA USA is proud to present another exciting night of professional Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fights and live sports entertainment on Saturday, September 7th at the Braemar Country Club (Tarzana, CA). “Pro Series 3 presented by Budweiser” has 10 professional MMA fights scheduled for the event.

Braemer Country Club

An affluent neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, Tarzana is a mostly residential city that sits on the site of a former ranch owned by author Edgar Rice Burroughs. Appropriately, the city is named after Burrough’s storybook jungle character, Tarzan. Nestled high in the Santa Monica Mountains with spectacular views of the San Fernando Valley, the Braemar Country Club will be the host venue for BAMMA USA’s “Pro Series 3 presented by Budweiser” and it will feature a bantamweight bout between UFC veteran Jared Papazian (16-10) and Jeff Martin (10-9). “Bringing back the Pro Series is exciting for me, and to be able to bring it to a location like the Braemer Country Club just complements it even more”, remarked BAMMA USA CEO Brett Roberts. “I am looking forward to bringing great MMA fights to a great area.

Papazian vs. Martin

Papazian, a three-time UFC fighter and former King of the Cage champion, will be making his 3rd appearance under the BAMMA USA banner. At Badbeat 8 last March, ‘The Jackhammer’ Papazian recorded a unanimous decision victory over Terrion Ware, who at the time held a 5-1 record. Most recently, Papazian earned a unanimous decision victory against John Robles in the World Series of Fighting promotion. With a win over Jeff Martin, Papazian hopes to put a string of victories together and get back to the big show.

After a yearlong layoff from MMA competition, Jeff Martin faced undefeated prospect Victor Henry at Badbeat 10 on August 9th. Henry showcased some tremendous grappling skills transitioning from a triangle choke to an armbar position and vice versa. Ultimately Henry pulled off the armbar submission victory in the first round of their bout. Though many fighters would take time off regardless of a win or loss, no one has any doubt that Jeff Martin is a gamer. When offered this fight against Papazian, it took only a few hours to contact for Martin to accept the fight. When asked why he would take a fight against a high profile fighter like Papazian just days after his fight with Victor Henry, Martin replied, “I just want to fight“. Looking at his record, people can describe Jeff Martin as one thing, a finisher. In nine of his ten victories, ‘The Fifth Period’ Martin has recorded seven submission and two TKO victories.

Rickards vs. Gleckman

Also featured on the Pro Series 3 main card is a catch weight bout between Alex Rickards (3-8) and Robert Gleckman (1-0). Rickards, a King of the Cage veteran, returns to the cage after nearly a two-year layoff. In his last fight, he suffered a TKO loss to Gabe Rivas. Rickards began his career in 2000, so he will have a large advantage in cage experience over Gleckman, who has only had one professional MMA bout under his belt.

With over 20 years of investment banking experience, Robert Gleckman knows it takes patience, planning, and at times risk to be successful. Now he will take those traits and once again implement them in the BAMMA USA cage on September 7th. Gleckman, a jiu-jitsu practitioner under Alberto Crane at Gracie Barra Burbank, had a successful professional MMA debut last May when he defeated Josh Ramage via rear-naked choke. Known for his strong grappling background, it was Gleckman’s striking skills that were on display in that fight. Right from the start he pressed the action and landed a left hook and uppercut, staggering his opponent, and setting up the choke for the first round submission win. What makes Gleckman’s story even more unique is that he made his pro debut last May at the age of 49.

“Pro Series 3 presented by Budweiser”

Doors open at 6pm PT, with the preliminary card starting at 7pm PT and Main Card will begin approximately at 9pm PT. Tickets for this action-packed event range from $60 to $120. Tickets can be purchased online until 2pm Friday, September 6, 2013. Tickets may also be purchased on-site at the Braemar Country Club or by calling (714) 912-8822.

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About BAMMA USA BAMMA USA is a mixed martial arts promotional organization specializing in creating live entertainment, featuring professional combatants. It is southern California’s leading mixed martial arts organization, providing the area with consistent events and opportunities to professional athletes.

Currently stationed out of southern California, BAMMA USA promotes the area’s top local talent from mixed martial arts gyms such as CSW, Knuckleheadz Boxing & MMA, Elite MMA, Kings MMA, PKG, Joker’s MMA/Lightning MMA, The Bodyshop, Reign Training Center, Total MMA Studios, Ace Jiu-Jitsu, Cobra Kai, Gracie Morumbi, Cesar Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, The Arena, Subfighter MMA, as well as many others.

Past and current fighters who have worked with BAMMA USA founder Brett Roberts include: Mike Guymon, Vladimir Matyushenko, Joseph Henle, Georgi Karakhanyan, Gabe Ruediger, Jason Lambert, Chad George, Albert Rios, ‘The Real Deal’ Chris Beal, Jared Papazian, and more.

While the promotion prides itself on the motto: “Keep Moving Forward,” the ultimate passion for BAMMA USA is to create an environment in which fighters are truly valued. Web site: Facebook: Twitter: @BAMMAUSA Instagram: @BAMMAUSA YouTube: Bamma USA
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