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BAMMA USABrings Down The House with Badbeat 10
Los Angeles, CA, August 15, 2013 – BAMMA USA, Southern California’s top professional
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) promotions company, brought the house down, with another hard
hitting event, “Badbeat 10 presented by Budweiser”, which was held on August 9th at the world
famous Commerce Casino (Commerce, CA).
-Celebrities and MMA Stars Turn Out to Support BAMMA USA’s Badbeat 10-
Broadcast live on television, Badbeat 10 featured the inaugural Featherweight Title bout between
Chris Culley and Jesse Newell. The at-capacity event was attended by many notable celebrities
including film star Danny Trejo (“Machete Kills”), General Hospital’s Sean Kanan and wife
Michele Kanan, actor/model Sam Sarpong (“Trigger”) and UFC fighters Josh Barnett, Lorenz
Larkin, Phil Davis, Josh Thomson and Cisco Rivera. Also in attendance was Bellator fighter
Vladimir ‘The Janitor’ Matyushenko, actress Phoebe Price, Golden Globe and Grammy
nominated songwriter Frank Stallone (brothe
r to Sylvester Stallone) and world-famous Jiu Jitsu
athlete Eddie Bravo.
Danny Trejo on the BAMMA USA Red Carpet with the BAMMA USA Ring Girls
Badbeat 10 featured nine exciting bouts of live MMA action, six of which ended with either a
knockout, TKO, or submission. The ‘Be First’ Knockout of the Night was awarded to Rudy
Morales who ended his match at 41 seconds of the third round. Victor Henry earned the ‘Be
First’ Submission of the Night for his arm bar submission against Jeff Martin in the first round of
his fight. Morales and Henry each received a $300 bonus, presented by the Be First Clothing
The action continued with a fight-winning ground and pound knockout from Dionisio Ramirez, a
TKO from Ozzie Alvarez in the first round and another first round knockout from Jesse Juarez.
The main event at Badbeat 10 was a featherweight title match between “The Urban Legend”
Chris Culley (18-10-0) and Jesse “Powder” Newell (7-3-0). Newell managed to take down the
Urban Legend and keep pressure on him for the first three rounds of the five round bout, but
Culley’s precise counter striking allowed him to land enough blows to Newell that the fight was
ended by corner stoppage after the fourth round. Culley is BAMMA USA’s first Featherweight
Champion and he remains undefeated (5-0) in the promotion.
“Badbeat 10 presented by Budweiser”, was one of the most aggressive fight cards BAMMA
USA has presented to date. Brett Roberts, CEO of BAMMA USA said, “Reaching our 10th
Badbeat fight event is a great benchmark for our company. In the near future, fans can expect to
see more star-studded events featuring exciting talent. As our motto states, we continue to keep
Sponsors for Badbeat 10 included Budweiser, GoPro, Revgear, OC Fight Doc and Be First
BAMMA USA will end out the year with two more shows. Pro Series 3, presented by BAMMA
USA will be on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Braemar Country Club in Tarzana, CA.
BAMMA USA returns to the Commerce Casino on October 25, 2013 with Badbeat 11. Both
shows are all-professional MMA events.
For more information on this event and BAMMA USA, please visit: www.BammaUSA.com or
Featherweight Champion Chris Culley delivers a punch to Jesse Newell
Chris Culley delivers a knee to Jesse Newell enroute to winning the
inaugural BAMMA USA Featherweight Title