Chris BealIf anything, undefeated bantamweight prospect Chris “Real Deal” Beal’s recent fight at BAMMA USA: Badbeat 7 proved that he can adjust to unexpected situations and make the best of things.

Originally scheduled in a feature bout with veteran Shad Smith, Beal found out that they’d be stepping into the show’s main event after both headlining fighters went down with injury.

“It doesn’t matter whether I fight first or last,” said Beal. “This is the second time I’ve become the main event for him, so they know they can call on me and I’ll perform.”

It’s in his performance that Beal was able to overcome the second issue, illness, and take the fight via unanimous decision to raise his record to 7-0.

“I think I performed as best I could with the situation I was in,” said Beal. “I was a little under the weather, a little sick, and that week I didn’t really train that hard because I had congestion in my chest and stuff.

“My striking was pretty good and I stayed away from anything he had to offer pretty much and took the fight where I wanted it to go. I landed a good amount of punches and elbows and in the end did pretty good. I still put a lot of damage on him.”

Beal feels with his performance in the fight that he’s proven he can make the most of a situation and defeat a veteran fighter with more experience than he has.

Should he continue on his current progression, bigger opportunities may not be that far off.

“I’m feeling good and just like I need to keep taking those baby steps,” he said. “I know at 100-percent or even like at 90-percent, I’ll be way better than that performance, so I’m pretty confident about taking that next step.

“I’m just going to relax the rest of this year and maybe fight in January. This was my fourth fight this year, so I want to rest my body a little bit, get strong and ready for 2013.”

(Photo courtesy of BAMMA USA)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 186 results: Demetrious Johnson gets latest submission in UFC history to keep belt

  • 26 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC 186 results: Demetrious Johnson gets latest submission in UFC history to keep belt By Steven Marrocco read news >>

UFC 186 results: Demetrious Johnson gets latest submission in UFC history to keep belt

  • 26 days ago
  • 3 views

After dominating Kyogi Horiguchi the whole fight, it looked like Demetrious Johnson was going to cruise to a decision. But he stayed after a finish – and tapped the challenger with one second left in read news >>

UFC 186's Chad Laprise bothered by lack of recent finishes

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

Chad Laprise started his career with five consecutive stoppage victories. In more than three years since then, however, he’s failed to put an opponent away inside the distance.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Olympic medalist Bilyal Makhov signs with UFC, still eyes 2016 Summer Games

  • 27 days ago
  • 12 views

Bilyal Makhov, an Olympic bronze-medal wrestler at the 2012 Summer Olympics, still has his eye on a gold medal in 2016. But he’s taken a step toward another goal: winning the UFC heavyweight title.Fi read news >>

Rampage vs. Maldonado: Latest News Surrounding Rampage's Return at UFC 186

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

Quinton "Rampage" Jackson is making his highly anticipated return to the UFC, as he's slated to square off with Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 in Montreal's Bell Centre on Saturday. At age 36, Jackson ma read news >>

Bellator 140: Michael 'Venom' Page vs. Rudy 'Bad News' Bears booked for July 17

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

The latest addition to Bellator MMA's "Lima vs. Koreshkov" event on July 17th is sterling striker Michael "Venom" Page taking on Strikeforce/Titan FC/Bellator veteran Rudy "Bad News" Bears. Following read news >>

Johnson vs. Horiguchi: Latest Predictions for UFC 186 Fight Card

  • 28 days ago
  • 4 views

At UFC 186 on Saturday in Montreal, Kyoji Horiguchi's only chance to beat UFC flyweight champion Demetrious "Mighty Mouse" Johnson is to catch him with something big. Johnson is too quick in the stan read news >>

Rampage vs. Maldonado: Latest Predictions Before Rampage's Return at UFC 186

  • 28 days ago
  • 11 views

After two years and one lawsuit, Quinton Jackson finally makes his return to the Octagon against Fabio Maldonado at UFC 186 on Saturday. It was uncertain Jackson vs. Maldonado was going to happen on read news >>

UFC 186 Embedded, Episode 2: 'Your breath fu**ing stinks'

  • 28 days ago
  • 12 views

In the latest episode of UFC 186 Embedded, Demetrious Johnson gives Rampage Jackson a hard time, Michael Bisping goes grocery shopping, and the fighters answer questions and square off at media day. read news >>