In three bouts inside the caged confines of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s octagon, Jared “The Jackhammer” Papazian always delivered exciting and memorable fights.
Unfortunately for Papazian, who trains primarily at Burbank Gracie Barra, action-packed as his bouts were, they all ended in losses.
Papazian is looking to reverse that trend on Friday night, when he returns to battle to take on Terrion Ware in the main event of BAMMA USA’s “Badbeat 8” at the Commerce Casino.
“He’s a stand-up guy, he’s pretty decent,” Papazian said of Ware. “It’s a great fight back from the UFC.
“I wanted to get back in there.”
After his latest setback, a unanimous decision defeat against Tim Elliott in December of last year, Papazian was released from his UFC contract. Despite the loss, Papazian still earned a bonus as the bout was named fight of the night by UFC President Dana White and marked the second time Papazian received a bonus for an exciting fight. Though he’s looking to get back on the winning track, Papazian (14-9) still puts turning in an exciting fight as a priority.