(PRESS RELEASE) -- BAMMA USA announces 14 professional MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) fights for Badbeat 7 presented by Budweiser on Friday, October 12, 2012. The Main Event will be a battle between a current and a past fighter from the Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts promotion when Virgil Zwicker faces Mike Cook. Undefeated veteran BAMMA USA fighters Chris Beal and Mike Jasper have main card bouts along with returning Badbeat fighters Steve Magdaleno, Scott Catlin, Chris Culley, Tom Gloudeman, and Shad Smith. The Preliminary Card features a mix of young up and coming fighters looking to a make their mark in the promotion along with experienced MMA fighters looking to continue their climb to Main Card status. 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 www.BammaUSA.com
Main Event: Virgil Zwicker (10-3) vs. Mike Cook (12-10)
Current Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts roster fighter Virgil Zwicker brings his 10-3 MMA record to the BAMMA USA cage when he faces former Strikeforce fighter Mike Cook in the Light Heavyweight Division. Virgil Zwicker is a Kummeyaay Indian from the San Pasqual Indian Reservation (North San Diego County) and a member of Team Quest in Temecula, CA. Mike Cook is an active fighter averaging 3 fights a year since turning pro in 2006 and fights out of Team Ruiz in Fresno, CA. Each fighter looks to start their own win streak in the Light Heavyweight Division at Badbeat 7 presented by Budweiser.
Co-Main Event: Chris Beal (6-0) vs. Shad Smith (12-15-2)
Undefeated Chris Beal returns to "his home" (the Badbeat cage) to face experienced MMA fighter Shad Smith in the Bantamweight Division. Beal is determined to continue his climb to the top of the sport but Shad Smith poses a formidable challenge with his wealth of knowledge and experience in MMA.
Main Card Bouts Steve Magdaleno (9-3) vs. TBA
Steve Magdaleno (9-3) will fight in the Featherweight Division. Magdaleno looks to continue his 3-fight win streak, all by knockout.
Mike Jasper (5-0) vs. TBA
Jasper's fans keep growing for good reason. Mike has had some of the most exciting fights inside the Badbeat cage; he not only brings the fans, he brings the fight. Mike's opponent will have to overcome the hostile environment outside the cage and match the pace inside the cage if he wants to get a win against the undefeated Jasper.
Chris Culley (16-10) vs. Tom Gloudeman (6-2)
Chris Culley just completed an intense and personal battle in his last Badbeat appearance. He now steps into a new one against Tom Gloudeman. These two fighters have already exchanged barbs through their social media accounts. The heat between the two will boil over at Badbeat 7.
Scott Catlin (8-5) vs. Harold Lucambio (8-8)
Scott Catlin is hungry for some action after being left alone at the cage door when his opponent refused to fight him just hours before their scheduled fight at Badbeat 6. Harold Lucambio is coming off a second round TKO victory, the first striking victory of his pro MMA career, in his last fight. Will the heavy-handed power of Catlin overcome the ground superiority of Lucambio? Find out at Badbeat 7.
Ticket prices are $60, $80, or $120 per person. Online ticket orders available through TicketForce or visiting www.BammaUSA.com. 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 locally