Badbeat MMA adds Joseph ‘Leonidas’ Henle to Badbeat 8 Fight Card

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Joseph ‘Leonidas’ Henle (8-1-1, 1-0 B-MMA) returns to BAMMA USA’s professional fight league, Badbeat MMA, to face Miguel Cosio (2-10, 0-1 B-MMA) on Friday, March 15, 2013 at the ‘World Famous Commerce Casino’ (Commerce, CA) for Badbeat 8.

Badbeat 8

there is no better place for my return than with BAMMA USA

Joseph ‘Leonidas’ Henle Fighter Highlights

‘Leonidas’ made his entrance in to the MMA spotlight by making the cast of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) reality show ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ (TUF) Season 11, in March of 2010. Henle fought his way ‘into the house’ by registering a come from behind victory over current UFC fighter Constantinos Phillippou. Henle’s second round submission by armbar win landed him a spot in the permanent cast for Season 11. UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell selected Henle to be a part of his team for the show. In the first round of the single elimination tournament to determine ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ Season 11 Champion, Henle faced another current UFC fighter, Seth Baczynski. Their fight went to a ‘sudden victory’ third round and eventually the judges unanimous decided that Baczynski had won the fight.

From November 2010 to August 2012, Henle reeled off 5 consecutive wins including an impressive first round TKO victory at Badbeat 3 in August of 2011. Joseph Henle returns to the Badbeat MMA cage to “start a new win streak in front my hometown fans”, according to Henle. ‘Leonidas’ suffered his first defeat as a professional in October 2012 in which he sustained a leg injury. This will be his return to the cage in an effort “to show everyone that I am fully healed”, stated Henle, adding, “there is no better place for my return than with BAMMA USA.” After all, Henle is still undefeated inside the Badbeat MMA cage.

Badbeat 8 presented by Budweiser

When:    Friday, March 15, 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 Card*

Main Event- 135 lbs: Jared ‘The Jackhammer’ Papazian (14-9-0, 1 NC)
                                 vs Terrion ‘Flash’ Ware (5-1)
Co-Main Event- 145 lbs: Steve ‘The Dream’ Magdaleno (9-3)
                                 vs Chris ‘The Urban Legend’ Culley (15-10)
Catch weight 195 lbs: Joseph ‘Leonidas’ Henle (8-1-1) vs Miguel Cosio (2-10)
205 lbs: Mychal ‘Bolo’ Clark (9-13) vs Diman ‘Steel Legs’ Morris
155 lbs: Tom ‘The Grinder’ Gloudeman (6-3) vs Ernesto Chavez (5-0)

Preliminary Card*

145 lbs: Jose Morales (4-7) vs Eric ‘E-Money’ Winston (3-1)
155 lbs: Jorge Valdez (5-2) vs Matt Bahngte (2-2)
170 lbs: Adam Gonzalez (3-0) vs Xavier Stokes (4-4)
125 lbs: Anthony Frank (1-1) vs Latif Idris (1-0)
205 lbs: Chris ‘Buffalo’ Schommer (1-0) vs JohnHernandez (1-0)
145 lbs: Nick Jordan (0-1) vs Reshan Sabaratman (0-0)

*=All bouts subject to change

Ticket Information

Ticket prices range from $60 to $120 per person. Online ticket orders available through TicketForce or visiting http://www.BammaUSA.com. VIP Tickets ($130 or $150 per person) or VIP Tables are available by calling 714.912.8822.

In response to its growing national and international fan base, BAMMA USA will broadcast Badbeat 8 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 locally

About Badbeat MMA

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:    http://www.BadbeatMMA.com
Facebook:     http://www.facebook.com/bammausa
Twitter:    @BAMMAUSA

About TicketForce

TicketForce utilizes a powerful web-based ticketing system to provide venues, promoters, festivals, arenas and civic centers with a fully-customizable solution for full-service ticketing and box office management. TicketForce provides a complete suite of scalable products and services, including EasyTix – offering low, fixed fees, free call center support, and no equipment costs with minimum sales. Sales at http://www.myeasytix.com. All solutions include print-at-home ticketing, electronic will-call, access control, payment processing, management tools, and real-time reporting. More information is available at http://www.ticketforce.com and http://www.myeasytix.com

About Livestream

Livestream is the market leader for live event coverage. With simple to use technology, our service allows anyone to broadcast live to the web, as well as being the top destination for live content from around the world. Our clients include Facebook, The New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, Associated Press, HBO, AT&T, PepsiCo, Electronic Arts, Adidas, The Academy Awards, Warner Bros. Records, and Paramount Pictures.

Livestream operates with over 120 full-time staff members in 4 offices—in New York (headquarters), Los Angeles, Bangalore, and the Ukraine. The service is available for free (advertising-supported) or as a feature-rich, monetizable, premium service for business.

The New Livestream is an innovative new platform that combines live video with real-time photos, text, and video clip updates. The technology supports live blogging all executed with ease using the real-time posting tools from both mobile and the web. Features on the New Livestream include an improved video player and an array of new tools that allow more people to discover your event, interact with it and share it across the web.

More information can be found at new.livestream.com.

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