Badbeat MMA Announces Fighter Performance Awards for ‘Badbeat 9’

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BAMMA USA’s professional fight series, Badbeat MMA, has partnered with the ‘Be First’ clothing company to award two fighter performance-based bonuses for ‘Badbeat 9 presented by Budweiser’ on Friday, May 31, 2013 at the world famous Commerce Casino (Commerce, CA).

Be First Clothing Company

We see the potential in their growth, and therefore it only makes sense to partner with them, so we can grow together-Brett Roberts, BAMMA USA CEO

‘Be First’ Knockout of the Night and ‘Be First’ Submission of the Night

‘Badbeat 9’ will have additional incentives for the fighters to perform at their very best, because the ‘Be First’ clothing company has agreed to sponsor two fighter performance-based awards. The fighter that has the best knockout (KO) of the night and the fighter that has the best submission of the night will receive a bonus sponsored by the ‘Be First’ clothing company. BAMMA USA CEO Brett Roberts commented on the deal by saying: “’Be First’ is a young, up-and-coming company that is working hard to make a name for themselves in the MMA world. Like some of the fighters that we feature inside our cage, we see the potential in their growth, and therefore it only made sense to partner with them, so we can grow together.” Additionally, ‘Be First’ apparel will be available for purchase on-site for the event.

About Be First

The Be First Clothing Company began as the fulfillment of a promise made between two siblings. When the brother, Eric, passed away in May 2012, the sister, Ace, finalized the plans they shared to start a clothing company together, that targeted the combat sports community and specifically, Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). As a black belt, Eric was to find talented fighters to wear the clothing that Ace would design. The knowledge that Eric passed on to Ace about combat sports is the basis that she will use to make her company a success. The foundation for Ace’s drive to succeed comes from her 4 children and her fiancée. The company’s unique moto exemplifies not only its mission statement but also the determination that most successful fighters display. “Be First to Stand Up, Be First to Strike and Be First to Finish.” For more information, visit the company website at

Badbeat 9
presented by Budweiser
Gomez 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 Card*

Main Event- 185 lbs: Mikey Gomez (13-9) vs. Ronald LeBreton Jr. (8-7)

Co-Main Event- 145 lbs: Featherweight Championship Title Fight
(Champion) Chris Culley (16-10) vs. Justin Linn (3-0)

155 lbs: Lightweight Championship Title Fight
Jorge Valdez (6-2) vs. Ernest Chavez (6-0)

160 lbs: Gabe Ruediger (17-8) vs. Scott Catlin (8-7)

155 lbs: Eric Brown (3-3) vs. Sevak Magakian (12-4-1)

Preliminary Card*

Featured Fight-135 lbs: Bobby Sanchez (13-2) vs. Terrion Ware (5-2)
145 lbs: Nick Jordan (1-1) vs. Luis Iniguez (2-4-1)
155 lbs: Chris Costello (1-2) vs. Matt Bahngte (2-2)
145 lbs: Tommy Gavin (0-0) vs. Reshan Sabaratnam (0-1)

*=All bouts subject to change

Ticket Information

Ticket prices range from $60 to $120 per person. Online ticket orders available through TicketForce or visiting 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, 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.

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Twitter:@BadbeatMMA and @BAMMAUSA

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