Press Release – Headlining the card will be Strikeforce Veteran and submission specialist Bill ‘The Grill’ Cooper.
Describing Cooper as a “submission specialist” might seem as an understatement to some. He was, at the time, the youngest American to receive a BJJ black belt at the age of 20. He began competing in Grapplers Quest at the age of 15 and has collected 27 championships along the way. Cooper will take on San Diego native Scott ‘K.O.’ Catlin. Catlin pulled off a knockout upset win over former UFC vet Gabe ‘Godzilla’ Ruediger last March at Badbeat 5. The BJJ practitioner Cooper (3-1) will have his hands full when he faces the heavy-handed Catlin (8-5). The fight card does not taper off after the Main Event.
Co-Main Event: Dizak v Guymon
Mike ‘The Joker’ Guymon (13-5-1), a former UFC veteran and KOTC Champion, will attempt to continue his winning ways against Xtreme Couture’s Mike Dizak (5-4). Last January Guymon began a new chapter in his fighting career when he decided to drop down to a new weight class, the 155 lbs division. In March ‘Joker’ reached his goal of 155 lbs and defeated Cris ‘The Lightning’ Leyva via TKO in the 2nd round of his bout at Badbeat 5. While Guymon is coming off a very emotional win, Mike Dizak has other plans in mind. The Las Vegas native Dizak, who was under the tutelage of Shawn Thompkins before his passing, is excited to be making his BAMMA USA debut at Badbeat 6 against Guymon.
Main Card Notes
‘The Real Deal’ Chris Beal comes into Badbeat 6 on a 5-fight winning streak. Top prospect and undefeated bantamweight will be tested against MMA veteran Kana Hyatt. Beal’s last fight ended with a body slam and TKO stoppage of Jose Morales in the 1st round of Badbeat 5. Hyatt’s last fight for BAMMA USA was at Badbeat 1, where he lost via unaminous decision against current UFC fighter Jared Papazian.
A couple of MMA veterans make their BAMMA USA debut in the bout between Tom ‘ The Grinder’ Gloudeman (6-1) and Steve ‘The Dream’ Magdaleno (8-3). Magdaleno comes into this fight on a 2-fight winning streak, however the versatile Gloudeman will attempt to break that streak and record his 7th win of his MMA career.
The Badbeat 6 Main Card opens up with a highly anticipated fight between two undefeated top prospects. Mike Jasper (3-0), out of Bas Rutten’s Elite MMA, will face Team Quest’s Manny Murillo (4-0). In their last 3 bouts, both ‘Sergeant’ Murillo and Jasper have won their fights via TKO. Expect more of the same when they put their undefeated records on the line.
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Badbeat 6 presented by Budweiser
Friday, July 13, 2012
6131 Telegraph Road
Commerce, CA 90040
Doors open at 6:00pm
First fight at 7:00pm
155 lbs: Scott Catlin (8-5) vs. Bill Cooper (3-1)
155 lbs: Mike Guymon (13-5-1) vs. Mike Dizak (5-4)
135 lbs: Chris Beal (5-0) vs. Kana Hyatt (10-10)
150 lbs: Tom Gloudeman (6-1) vs. Steve Magdaleno (8-3)
185 lbs: Mike Jasper (3-0) vs. Manny Murillo (4-0)
205 lbs: Mychal Clark (9-12) vs. Mike Smith (0-1)
135 lbs: Jose Morales (4-7) vs. Jimmy Jones (4-1)
145 lbs: Musa Toliver (10-7) vs. Shad Smith (12-15)
155 lbs: Vince Ortiz (8-8) vs. Chris Culley (13-15)
155 lbs: Eric Brown (2-2) vs. Josh Thornburg (8-5)
155 lbs: Eric Winston (2-0) vs. Max Ceniceros (1-2)
155 lbs: Jason Manly (1-0) vs. Jorge Valdez (4-1)
170 lbs: Teshawn Walls (1-1) vs. Tony Stewart (0-0)
*=Fight Card Subject To Change
About BAMMA USA
BAMMA USA is a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotional company specializing in creating live entertainment featuring both professional and amateur combatants. 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. BAMMA USA is Southern California’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization providing the area with events monthly and opportunities to professional and amateur athletes.
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…
While the promotion prides themselves on their motto: “Keep Moving Forward” the ultimate passion for BAMMA USA is to create an environment in which fighters are truly valued.
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