Attleboro’s Tyler King and East Providence’s Eric Bedard hope the third time’s a charm when they meet at #CES35, April 16 at the legendary North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass.
The two heavyweights have fought twice before; King kneed his way to a first-round KO in their first meeting, and Bedard slugged his way to a first-round stoppage in the rematch.
Both big men are looking forward to righting this wrong in their career — especially under the lights in Beverly. But they agree it’ll be business as usual when the cage door locks.
“It’s pretty highly anticipated. I’m hated. But I don’t care; I’ll play the heal. I don’t care. I do this because I (expletive) love it. Let’s go put on a show,” said King, who’s looking for his eighth stoppage win. “There’s nothing personal. Once the cage door closes, he’s going to try to take my head off, and I’m going to take his head off.”
“I don’t make anything personal,” added Bedard, the proud owner of four KO wins. “There was some trash-talking on his side going into the fight. Second fight was a matter of getting it back. I don’t make things personal … Tyler doesn’t want to stand with me. I’m going to hit him and he’s going to feel it.”
CES MMA 35 will also include Gloucester’s Pedro Gonzalez, Dorchester’s Andres Jeudi, Peabody’s Rico DiSciullo, Medford’s Lewis Corapi, Quincy’s Mike Rodriguez, Salem’s Billy Keenan and Providence’s Marquis Brewster, among other hungry and exciting East Coast MMA fighters.