Badbeat 8 Presented by Budweiser

Mar 14, 2013
(PRESS RELEASE) -- SANTA ANA, CA-Badbeat MMA (B-MMA) announces 11 professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fights for 'Badbeat 8 presented by Budweiser' on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the 'World Famous Commerce Casino' (Commerce, CA). The Main Event will be a battle between UFC veteran Jared Papazian and the up-and-coming prospect whose stock continues to rise, Terrion Ware. In addition, top Badbeat MMA featherweights Steve Magdaleno and Chris Culley square off in the Co-Main Event. The Badbeat 8 Main Card is rounded out by some highly anticipated bouts, which include Mychal Clark, Diman Morris, Joseph Henle, Miguel Cosio, Tom Gloudeman and Ernest Chavez. BAMMA USA CEO Brett Roberts described the fight card as "one of the best we have had for Badbeat MMA," adding that "the highest level of MMA skills will be on display for this event." Badbeat MMA is the professional MMA fight league of BAMMA USA.

Main Event: Jared Papazian (14-9-0 1NC, 1-0 B-MMA) vs. Terrion Ware (4-1, 1-0 B-MMA)

Jared Papazian makes his Badbeat MMA return in the Main Event of 'Badbeat 8 presented by Budweiser'. Papazian recorded a unanimous decision win at Badbeat 1, and after a three fight slide in the UFC, 'The Jackhammer' looks to regain his winning ways in his return to the Badbeat MMA cage. Terrion Ware, on the other hand, is on a three-fight win streak, including a split decision win at Badbeat 7. Both fighters look to remain undefeated in the promotion and the winner looks to solidify their position in the Badbeat MMA Bantamweight Division.

Co-Main Event: Steve Magdaleno (9-3, 1-0 B-MMA) vs. Chris Culley (15-10, 2-0 B-MMA)

Steve Magdaleno is enjoying a three-fight win streak with his last victory coming at Badbeat 6 where he displayed an impressive use of elbow striking which led to a first round TKO win for 'The Dream'. Chris Culley is on a two-fight winning streak of his own, both which have come inside the Badbeat MMA cage. These two fighters like to finish their fights, the question is, who will succeed? Who will keep their win streaks in the promotion going? All questions will be answered at Badbeat 8.

Main Card Bouts

Mychal Clark (9-13, 1-0 B-MMA) vs. Diman Morris (4-1-1, 0-0-1 B-MMA)

On March 16, 2012, Mychal Clark executed and landed a spinning back elbow right on the bridge of Josh Bennett's nose. Not only did the TKO win bring an eruption of applause from the Badbeat 5 crowd, it also brought national media attention to the former Strikeforce veteran. Clark aims to continue the momentum going for him at Badbeat 8. Diman 'Steel Legs' Morris' last Badbeat MMA appearance was an unimpressive three round lackluster performance against Nick Moghaddam, which the judges ruled a draw. Now that Morris has changed camps and is more focused on professional fighting, he is prepared for a three round war with Mychal Clark.

Joseph Henle (8-1-1, 1-0 B-MMA) vs. Miguel Cosio (2-10, 0-1 B-MMA)

From November 2010 to August 2012, Joseph Henle reeled off five consecutive wins including an impressive first round TKO victory at Badbeat 3 in August of 2011. This will be a rare local appearance by the 'TUF' (The Ultimate Fighter) Season 5 cast member when he faces Miguel Cosio. Though Cosio's MMA record may not show it, the Muay Thai champ is an ever-evolving striker; and with his 6'4" frame, Cosio poses a tough matchup for any middleweight or light heavyweight fighter.

Tom Gloudeman (6-3, 0-2 B-MMA) vs. Ernest Chavez (5-0, 0-0 B-MMA)

For most in the audience at Badbeat 7 last October, Tom Gloudeman was a minute and a half away from earning a decision victory over Chris Culley. However, Culley turned it all around when he connected with a couple of strikes leading to a TKO win in the last minute of the fight. 'The Grinder' Gloudeman is more hungry than ever to earn a win in the Badbeat MMA cage but he has to get past Ernest Chavez first. Chavez, a BJJ practitioner, makes his promotional debut at Badbeat 8. With over half of his wins coming by way of decision, fans can expect a grind-it-out performance by these two high-caliber fighters. A victory may come down to which fighter can capitalize on their opponent's mistake.

Featured Preliminary Fight: Jorge Valdez vs. Matt Bahntge

The Preliminary Card features a mix of young up and coming fighters looking to a make their mark in the promotion along with experienced MMA fighters looking to continue their climb to Main Card status. In the Badbeat MMA Lightweight Division, the scheduled fight between Matt Bahntge and Jorge Valdez will be the featured fight on the preliminary card for 'Badbeat 8 presented by Budweiser'.

Badbeat 8 Sponsors

Badbeat 8 will be sponsored by Budweiser, GoPro, Revgear, Vitamin Water, Be First Clothing and OC Fight Doc.
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