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.
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 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 (4-1)
- 155 lbs: Tom ‘The Grinder’ Gloudeman (6-3) vs Ernesto Chavez (5-0)
- 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 John Hernandez (1-0)
- 145 lbs: Nick Jordan (0-1) vs Reshan Sabaratman (0-0)
*=All bouts subject to change
Ticket prices range from $60 to $120 per person. Online ticket orders available through TicketForce or visiting 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