As we count the hours until PREMIER VIII: Kratos vs Lewis, the seventh and final match has been announced! On March 20th, “The Metalhead Maniac” Sledge (3-4) and “The Butcher” Tyler Bateman (0-1) will go one-on-one in San Jose, CA.
“The Metalhead Maniac” Sledge has been a constant threat to his opponents. The might of this grappling powerhouse even gave former PREMIER Heavyweight Champion “Mr. Athletic” Jeff Cobb (4-2-1) a run for his money nearly a year ago. Most recently, Sledge proved his strength again in a match against The Almighty Sheik (3-0). Forcing his Syrian opponent to take the match outside of the ring, Sledge forced Sheik to unleash everything in his arsenal. The match left a literal impression on the crowd in Gilroy as Sledge was thrown through the walls of the I.F.D.E.S. Lodge. Despite all of this Sledge held on for over ten minutes before eventually succumbing to The Almighty Sheik’s dominance. Despite the loss, Sledge is the first PREMIER Athlete to not be defeated by the infamous Camel Clutch. Now ready for redemption, “The Metalhead Maniac” returns to face yet another ruthless opponent.
“The Butcher” Tyler Bateman made an imposing introduction at PREMIER VI. Facing off against Nick Ruiz (3-4), Bateman epitomized #TeamRespect by reaching out for a handshake at the start of his match. But when that show of sportsmanship was denied, “The Butcher” unleashed a series of blows and slams upon Ruiz. Both Athletes were evenly matched during the fight. At many times it appeared as though one man would finally score the win over the other. However, it was Nick Ruiz who managed to lock in a Fujiwara armbar to score a submission and the victory. As he makes his return to PREMIER, “The Butcher” is focused on earning his first victory against a man who also will do whatever it takes to get the win.
In just 18 days, PREMIER arrives in San Jose for the first time ever as “The Metalhead Maniac” Sledge faces off against “The Butcher” Tyler Bateman. Want to be one of the first to find out which of these PREMIER Athletes hits .500? Then be sure to get your tickets for just $10 each at Showclix.com. Seating is limited for this event and tickets are expected to sell out, so buy yours today.
PREMIER VIII: Kratos vs Lewis takes place live on Friday, March 20th at Del Mar High School. A portion of proceeds from this event will go to fund the DMHS Performing Arts Department.
Del Mar High School is located at 1224 Del Mar Avenue in San Jose, CA.
Doors open at 6:30 pm, first bell rings at 7 pm.
*card subject to change*