BAMMA BADBEAT 9 INFO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Badbeat 9 Main Event Bout Announced between Keith Berry And Ronald LeBreton Jr.
Badbeat MMA, The Professional Fight Series of BAMMA USA, officially announced today that Keith ‘K.O.’ Berry (14-10) will face Ronald LeBreton Jr. (8-7) as the headliner fight for “Badbeat 9 presented by Budweiser: Berry vs. LeBreton Jr.” The event is scheduled for Friday, May 31, 2013 at the World Famous Commerce Casino in Commerce, California.
Odds are Fight Should End in a Finish
Strikeforce and Bellator vet, Keith Berry is currently on a three-fight win streak, in which he finished all three of his opponents (2 by TKO, 1 by submission). In fact, of Berry’s 24 professional fights, only 3 of those fights have not resulted in a finish. King of the Cage vet, Ronald LeBreton Jr. also has a history of keeping his fights out of the hands of the judges. Of LeBreton Jr.’s 15 professional fights, only two have ever gone to a decision. Therefore, one can make the assumption that the judges for this fight will merely serve as spectators to the fireworks that Keith Berry and Ronald LeBreton Jr. are certain to provide.
When asked about fighting at Badbeat 9, Keith Berry said that “BAMMA USA is the biggest and well known local promotion in Southern California, so it was only natural (for me to fight on this card).” “If you fight for Badbeat MMA, you are going to be tested” stated BAMMA USA CEO Brett Roberts, adding “Why would you want to build your professional career knowing that you haven’t fought anyone only to make it to the UFC and become someone else’s highlight reel? Keith (Berry) wants to prove that he is ready for that level and I am giving him the opportunity by headlining the Badbeat 9 card. On the other hand, Ronald (LeBreton Jr.) has a huge opportunity to make a name for himself by performing to the level that I know he can.” Lebreton Jr. said, “He (Berry) is going to be a great stepping stone for me. I want to destroy him. I want to make sure that people know who I am. It’s time to put my foot down and I have to put my foot down and it is going to land on him.”
Although Berry might be the more recognizable name in this fight, LeBeton Jr. says that it is not for the right reasons. Ronald abides by a code of conduct set forth by martial arts, and as a Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai coach at Sparta MMA, he tries to pass along that code to his students. He doesn’t believe that Keith conducts himself by that code. Ronald’s reaction when he was offered the fight with Keith Berry was as follows: “my nose flaired up right away, my eyes got all big, I’ve been wanting Keith Berry, he is one of the bad boys. You don’t want to be that guy! It is definitely going to be a bad beat. I’m going to beat him like he is in a comic book.” LeBreton Jr. promises that the Main Event is going to be a “treat for me and for the audience.”
PRESENTED BY BUDWEISER
BERRY VS LEBRETON JR.
WHEN: Friday, May 31, 2013
Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
First fight at 7:00 p.m.
WHERE: Commerce Casino
6131 Telegraph Road
Commerce, CA 90040
Main Event- 185 lbs: Keith ‘K.O.” Berry (14-10) vs Ronald LeBreton Jr. (8-7)
Co-Main Event- TBA
*=All bouts subject to change
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Badbeat MMA 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, Badbeat MMA 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.
While the promotion prides itself on the motto: “Keep Moving Forward,” the ultimate passion for Badbeat MMA is to create an environment in which fighters are truly valued.
Web site: www.BadbeatMMA.com
Twitter: @BadbeatMMA and @BAMMAUSA
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