PRESS RELEASE: BAMMA USA features SF fighters Virgil Zwicker & Mike Cook

BAMMA USA features Strikeforce fighters Virgil Zwicker and Mike Cook to face off at Badbeat 7

BAMMA USA announces the Main Event for Badbeat 7 presented by Budweiser as a battle of a current and a past roster
fighter of the Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts promotion. Virgil ‘Rezdog’ Zwicker will face Mike ‘The Animal’ Cook as the
headliner fight for a scheduled 13 bout fight card. The event will take place at the World Famous Commerce Casino
(Commerce, CA) on Friday, October 12, 2012. First fight starts at 7:30pm PST. Tickets are available now for purchase and
internet viewing** available by visiting
About Virgil ‘Rezdog’ Zwicker (10-3)
Current Light Heavyweight Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts roster fighter Virgil Zwicker brings his 10-3 MMA record to the
BAMMA USA cage on Friday, October 12, 2012. The self-described Kummeyaay Indian from the San Pasqual Indian
Reservation (North San Diego County) is a member of Team Quest in Temecula, CA. The former heavyweight debuted in
Strikeforce in October of 2010 on a short notice bout against UFC vet Lavar Johnson. Zwicker rebounded from that first
round KO loss by winning his next fight by first round TKO (punches) against, then undefeated, Brett Albee at
“Strikeforce: Diaz vs. Daley” on April 9, 2011. Virgil Zwicker made the move to the Light Heavyweight Division on the
“Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier” event, suffering a Unanimous Decision loss to Carlos Augusto Filho on May 19, 2012.
Zwicker holds notable victories against Strikeforce Light Heavyweight contender Ovince St. Preux and Heavyweight Brett
Albee. Virgil is “excited to get back in the cage” as he looks to get back into the win column at Badbeat 7 presented by
Budweiser and even his record in the light heavyweight division.
Twitter: @virgilzwicker
About Mike ‘The Animal’ Cook (12-10)
Mike Cook is an active heavyweight fighter averaging 3 fights a year since turning pro in 2006. He has faced notable
opponents such as current Strikeforce roster fighter Lorenz Larkin, Daniel Puder, Bobby Lashley, and Strikeforce veteran
Trevor Prangley. Cook is coming off a TKO (Doctor Stoppage) loss to Strikeforce vet Trevor Prangley in August of 2012.
Fighting out of Team Ruiz in Fresno, CA, ‘The Animal’ looks to start his own win streak in the Light Heavyweight Division
at Badbeat 7 presented by Budweiser. One thing is almost guaranteed, a finish. Out of Mike’s 22 professional fights, only
one has gone to a decision, and that was in 2009. In fact, his last 13 fights have seen a KO, TKO, or Submission finish.
Ticket prices are $60, $80, or $120 per person. Online ticket orders available through TicketForce or visiting Please contact BAMMA USA for VIP Tickets ($130 or $150 per person) or VIP Table for 4 people
($700 per table) by calling 714.912.8822. A limited number of discounted $80 seats are available for $60 by “PHONE IN
ORDER ONLY” by calling 714.912.8822.
In response to its growing national and international fan base, BAMMA USA will broadcast Badbeat 7 live on the internet
via Livestream’s upgraded platform New Livestream. Internet viewers will be asked to join New Livestream directly or
sign in through their Facebook account to enjoy the free telecast**.
**=Blackout restrictions will apply locallyadbeat 7 presented by Budweiser
Friday, October 12, 2012
Commerce Casino
6131 Telegraph Road
Commerce, CA 90040
Doors open at 6:00pm
First fight at 7:30pm
Main Card*
Main Event- 205 lbs: Virgil ‘Rezdog’ Zwicker (10-3) vs. Mike ‘The Animal’ Cook (12-10)
*=Fight Card Subject To Change