THE INFO exclusive interview: Ryan Bastianelli

There was yet another INFO exclusive episode today when Combat Fitness Bantamweight Ryan Bastianelli dropped by to talk to Matt De La Rosa about his upcoming bout in the WCSC this Saturday night. Bastianelli (3-0) will take on John Blankenship (1-0) in his first bout in 2009. “Relentless” discussed the differences in his training camp … Read more

THE INFO episode 12 – PRO MMA podcast featuring Miesha Tate and Ryan Bastianelli

THE INFO returned to the PRO MMA (promma.info) air waves this week with guests; Ryan Bastianelli and Miesha Tate. Matt De La Rosa, Editor In Chief Jack Bratcher and Staff Writer Richard Mann discussed Thomson vs Melendez II, UWC-Man ‘O’ War, GFC 2, M-1 Global and CCFC-10. Bastianelli talked about a successful night at CCFC-10 … Read more

PRO MMA Training Camp feature: Ryan Bastianelli

Only two days away from his fight at Fight Quest: Battle Grounds in Bakersfield, CA; “Relentless” Ryan Bastianelli stepped into Combat Fitness in Concord, CA for one last training session.

In one of his last practices leading up to Saturday’s bout, the Oklahoma native worked out with teammate and Strikeforce Middleweight; Eric Lawson.

Bastianelli (3-0), a natural 135 pounder, faces off against Sacramento, CA resident Nelson Ocampo (0-5) at 140 pounds. Training for this bout has not been as routine as one would think. According to Bastianelli, Ocampo was not exactly the first or second opponent that he was originally scheduled to face.

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Ryan Bastianelli to fight at Fight Quest: Battle Grounds on Jan. 31st in Bakersfield

“Relentless” Ryan Bastianelli (3-0) has signed to fight on the FIGHT QUEST: ¬†BATTLE GROUNDS January 31st card at the Bakersfield Dome in Bakersfield, California.

Bastianelli will be fighting at a catch weight of 150 pounds. The Concord resident who fights at the 135 pound limit does not believe the jump in weight will be be a factor in the fight.

“I’ve fought at 150 before and felt strong. I train with bigger guys, so it shouldn’t be a problem.”

The Arizona State wrestling product believes he has the strength to hang with the lightweights and points to his previous opponents as proof.

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Year one with Ryan Bastianelli: PRO MMA exclusive

On an overcast morning in Concord, California, Ryan Bastianelli paces back and forth trying to warm up in the chilly December weather. He stops for a minute to take a sip from his protein shake while standing out in front of Combat Fitness.

“Relentless” Ryan has honed his craft at the northern California gym, helping him break into the world of professional MMA in 2008.

The 135 pounder hopes the impending new year will present challenging opportunities in his young career. While ’08 marked his first year as a professional, ’09 could be the year in which the Oklahoma native starts to make a name for himself in the Bantamweight division.

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