PRESS RELEASE – StrikeForce lightweight Lyle “Fancy Pants” Beerbohm has re-signed with the promotion, inking a two-year deal that will bring him 6-12 fights over the life of the contract. The undefeated Beerbohm (13-0) is one of the top prospects in all of MMA, having won every fight he’s participated in, whether as an amateur or pro. His sights are set on the StrikeForce Lightweight title, currently held by Josh Thomson (as well as interim champ Gilbert Melendez).
The contract is non-exclusive, which will allow Beerbohm to fight outside the organization. He’s already scheduled to face Alonzo Martinez (24-13-1) in the main event of “ArenaRumble II: Beerbohm vs. Martinez” on November 28 in Yakima, Washington. “Fancy Pants” expects to win: “I’m going to ground [Martinez] into mashed potatoes.”
Beerbohm has earned stoppages in 12 of his 13 career wins, and has defeated notable opponents Duane Ludwig, Rafaello Oliveira and Gerald Strebendt. His first fight for StrikeForce under his new contract is expected to take place in January.
“I’m glad the negotiation process is over, and now it’s time to focus 100 percent on training and fighting,” explained Beerbohm. “I’m excited to move forward. By the end of 2010, I will be the Strikeforce Lightweight Champion.”