BAMMA USA Moves Forward with Badbeat 7 Despite Losing Main Event Fighters to Injuries

Oct 5, 2012
(PRESS RELEASE) -- Santa Ana, California – October 2, 2012 - The main event fight for BAMMA USA’s “Badbeat 7 presented by Budweiser” between c (10-3) and Mike Cook (12-9) has been replaced due to separate injuries sustained by both fighters. Zwicker incurred a back injury during training early last week and BAMMA USA CEO Brett Roberts was looking for a replacement when Cook informed him that he sustained two fractures in his hand knocking him out of the main event as well. Instead of following in the steps of recent MMA show cancellations, BAMMA USA staying true to its motto, decided to “keep moving forward” with the show. “Replacing the main event on such short notice was not an easy task but I felt an obligation to the fighters and fans to go on with the show. I attempted to secure two highly recognizable fighters but contract negotiations prevented that fight from happening. My staff and I conferred on possible courses of action and concluded that we had ‘main event’ quality fights already on the card, any 1 of the top 5 fights on this card could be the main event for us any other time” according to Brett Roberts, BAMMA USA CEO. “Chris Beal and Shad Smith have provided exciting moments in our cage in the past and I look forward to them bringing more excitement to our fans in their main event fight.” This will mark the second time that Beal headlines a fight card for BAMMA USA. Beal’s memorable fight against Jimmy Jones at Badbeat 4 was elevated to the main event on fight night. That closely contested bout was considered by most as fight of the night. Main Event: Chris Beal (6-0) vs. Shad Smith (12-15-2) One of Badbeat’s top prospects and undefeated fighter Chris Beal (6-0) is on the road to bigger and better things but MMA veteran Shad Smith (12-15-2) is in his immediate way. Beal has lived up to his nickname so far in his MMA professional career by remaining unbeaten and he looks to continue that streak at Badbeat 7. Beal recently remarked, “I respect that Shad wanted to fight me but once we step into that cage I’m going to disrespect him with my hands. I’m too fast, I’m too strong, too hungry right now. The Badbeat cage is my cage, you come in here, you’re going to get the same as everyone else has received. I’m looking to put Shad into retirement.” Shad Smith has faced some noticeable opponents in his career including Dominick Cruz, Duane Ludwig, Nam Phan, and Jared Papazian just to name a few. He brings his unmatched experience to Badbeat 7 in hopes of detouring Beal’s road to the top. According to Smith, “there’s nothing I haven’t seen already in my career, he is not going to surprise me. As long as I can match his energy early, I can land punches and look for the KO or soften him up for a submission.” The Badbeat 7 Main Event storyline is young up and comer faces experienced vet but as is often the case, it will come down to a battle of wills and heart. Whoever has the most of both should come away victorious. Will Beal’s road to the top be smooth and uninterrupted or Will Smith prove to be the bump on the road and deliver Beal his first professional loss? Find out at Badbeat 7 on October 12th. Co-Main Event: Mike Jasper (5-0) vs. Kyle Bolt (4-1) Jasper’s fans keep growing for good reason. Mike has had some of the most exciting fights inside the Badbeat cage; he not only brings the fans, he brings the fight. Bolt will have to overcome the hostile environment outside the cage and match the pace inside the cage if he wants to get a win against the undefeated Jasper. “I’m looking to stand and bang, keep it on our feet and end it early” remarked Jasper. Kyle Bolt is riding a four fight win streak, all wins coming by submission. Kyle’s confidence is evident in his remarks regarding Jasper as a “stepping stone” in the advancement of his career.” I feel that I will have the strength advantage and the height advantage against Jasper”, added Bolt. Interestingly, Bolt said that he also wants to “stand and bang” and “debut his hands” against Jasper. If both fighters stay true to their words, the co-main event promises to be an all-out brawl. Contact Jose Grau [email protected] Courtney Anaya [email protected] BADBEAT 7 PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER WHEN: Friday, October 12, 2012 Doors open at 6:00 p.m. First fight at 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Commerce Casino 6131 Telegraph Road Commerce, CA 90040 MAIN CARD* Main Event- 145 lbs: Chris Beal (6-0) vs. Shad Smith (12- 15-2) Co-Main Event- 185 lbs: Mike Jasper (5-0) vs. Kyle Bolt (4-1) 11. 145 lbs: Nick Piedmont (6-3) vs. Sevak Magakian (12-3) 10. 145 lbs: Steve Magdaleno (9-3) vs. Jason Williams (4-4) 9. 145 lbs: Chris Culley (16-10) vs. Tom Gloudeman (6-2) PRELIMINARY CARD* 8. 155 lbs: Eric Brown (3-2) vs. Jorge Valdez (4-2) 7. 205 lbs: John Hernandez (1-0) vs. Mike Smith (0-1) 6. 155 lbs: Gil Guardado (1-0) vs. Xavier Stokes (4-4) 5. 135 lbs: Terrion Ware (2-0) vs. Marvin Madariaga (1-0) 4. 125 lbs: Anthony Frank (1-0) vs. Bronson Casarez (3-0) 3. 170 lbs: Adam Gonzalez (2-0) vs. Tony Stewart (1-0) 2. 135 lbs: Ron Scolesdang (1-0) vs. Mike Hansen (0-0) 1. 205 lbs: Christopher Schommer (0-0) vs. Nick Piecuch (0-0) *=All bouts subject to change BAMMA USA BAMMA USA is a mixed martial arts promotional company specializing in creating live entertainment, featuring both professional and amateur combatants. It is southern California’s leading mixed martial arts organization, providing the area with monthly events and opportunities to professional and amateur 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 ‘Joker’ Guymon, Vladimir ‘The Janitor’ Matyushenko, Joseph ‘Leonidas’ Henle, Georgi Karakhanyan, Gabe ‘Godzilla’ Ruediger, Jason Lambert, Chad ‘The Savage’ George, Albert Rios, ‘The Real Deal’ Chris Beal, Jack ‘The Outlaw’ May, Jared ‘The Jackhammer’ Papazian, and more. 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