Binns Management and 215MMA CEO Jimmy Binns Jr. has been on a roll as of late. He's had two clients in the season 10 Bellator MMA tournaments with Featherweight Will Martinez and Welterweight Sam Oropeza. Binns Management currently has 8 clients schedule to fight on the upcoming Bellator MMA 118: Dantas vs. Warren on May 2nd. Bellator MMA 118 is going to be taking place at Philly's next door neighbor Atlantic City at the Revel Casino. After making a splash at Bellator 118 with their sponsored fighters fighting on the card, 215MMA plans to have a grand opening of their new store in Philadelphia.
215MMA is a clothing brand based out of the 'City of Brotherly Love', Philadelphia. As well as 215MMA there is also a brand for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu lovers from the Philadelphia area as well, with 215BJJ. Soon after Bellator MMA 118 on May 2nd, the Official 215MMA store will be opening. The store will be selling all kinds of 215MMA and 215BJJ merchandise including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, and hats. 215MMA CEO Jimmy Binns Jr. is planning a 215MMA Grand Opening Party for the store opening, more details coming soon. Also come join everyone as 215MMA & Jimmy Binns Jr. presents the Official Sammy O Bellator 118 Pre-Fight Party at Barnaby's of Ridley (located at 2107 MacDade Blvd, Holmes, PA 19043). With every purchase of a Bellator 118 ticket, you will get a free 215MMA t-shirt as well.
Sam Oropeza vs. Andrey Koreshkov
There's an unprecedented 8 Binns Management clients on this single Bellator MMA 118 card. Bellator MMA Season 10 Welterweight $100K tournament semi-finalist Sam "Sammy O" Oropeza is fighting in the co-main event against Russian striker Andrey Koreshkov. If Oropeza gets past Koreshkov he will be heading to the finals to face Adam McDonough for the $100K prize and a title shot at newly crowned Bellator MMA Welterweight Champion Douglas Lima.
Mike Mucitelli vs. Liam McGeary
"Crazy" Mike Mucitelli is one of the top Light Heavyweight prospects on the East Coast. He is undefeated at 6-0 with 5 first round KO/TKO finishes. Mucitelli has fought for multiple top notch organizations including Bellator MMA, Matrix Fights, and CES MMA. Mucitelli is going to be taking on Liam McGeary in a highly anticipated match up between two undefeated fighters at 6-0, and it will be in the first round of the upcoming Bellator MMA $100K Light Heavyweight tournament. This fight will also be airing on the main card live on Spike TV.
Gemiyale Adkins vs. Dante Rivera
Binns Management client Gemiyale "Baby Hercules" Adkins is always looking to be in an exciting fight. Adkins is a Bellator and Matrix Fights veteran and has fought some very tough competition in his career. Adkins has faced the likes of Bellator MMA Featherweight tournament finalist Des Green, UFC Lightweight Charlie Brenneman, TUF 19 contestant Anton Berzin, and TUF 11 runner-up Kris McCray just to name a few. Adkins is a tough fight for anyone as well, having not been finished in any of his defeats inside the cage. Adkins's opponent at Bellator MMA 118 in Atlantic City on May 2nd is TUF 7 contestant Dante Rivera (15-7).
Jesus Martinez vs. Ryan Contaldi
Jesus "Chavo" Martinez is a Professional MMA fighter in the Welterweight division, and fights out of the Martinez BJJ gym in Philadelphia. Martinez is a BJJ Brown Belt under Carlos Machado alongside his older brother Will Martinez who is a BJJ Black Belt under Machado respectively. Martinez is a Bellator MMA, Matrix Fights, and CFFC veteran. Martinez has faced several well-known fighters including UFC Welterweight George Sullivan, former UFC & current Bellator MMA Welterweight Nah-Shon Burrell, and Bellator MMA veteran Karl Amoussou. Martinez's opponent, Ryan Contaldi will be Martinez's fourth opponent inside the Bellator MMA cage.
Ryan Contaldi vs. Jesus Martinez
Ryan Contaldi is a New York native fighting out of Team Bombsquad. Contaldi holds a Pro MMA record of 7-7 with 1 Draw. Contaldi is currently on a 4-fight losing streak, including a first round TKO loss to fellow Binns Management client and Bellator MMA veteran Tim Carpenter. Contaldi is a Ring of Combat veteran, and has faced well-known fighters including "Bazooka" Joe Stripling, TUF 7 contestant Dante Rivera, and Lamont Lister. It's rare that clients face each other on a fight card, but this is one of the cases where the fight makes a lot of sense and is expected to be a very entertaining fight.
Anthony Morrison vs. Julian Lane
Anthony Morrison is a Philadelphia native who trains out of Daddis Fight Camp. Morrison holds a Professional MMA record of 18-10. Morrison has fought for multiple well-known MMA organizations including Bellator MMA, WEC, and Matrix Fights. Morrison has faced top notch opponents including former WEC Featherweight Champion Mike Thomas Brown, UFC Featherweight contender Chad Mendes, and UFC Lightweight Jim Miller. In Morrison's last fight, he made his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator MMA 108: Rampage vs. Beltran where he defeated 8-time Bellator MMA veteran Kenny Foster via Majority Decision. Morrison will be stepping into the cage on May 2nd against the always exciting TUF 16 contestant Julian Lane.
Jay Haas vs. Lester Caslow
Jay Haas is a 24 fight veteran, and has fought Bellator MMA on multiple occasions. Haas just recently signed with Binns Management and is looking to get back on the winning track with his upcoming fight. Haas will be facing off against a familiar foe in Lester Caslow at Bellator MMA 118: Dantas vs. Warren. Haas was defeated by Caslow in his last bout via 3rd Round Guillotine Choke Submission. Haas had this to say about the upcoming bout:
As far as fighting Lester Caslow again, I can't really look back on our fight because that's the past. I have taken some time off and dealt with my demons, which was a big struggle in my career in the past. This fight, I'm going in clear headed and expect to come out on top!
Sidney Outlaw vs. Mike Bannon
Binns Management client Sidney Outlaw is a Pennsylvania native and holds a Professional MMA record of 2-0. Outlaw has finished both of his opponents, one by TKO and the other by Rear-Naked Choke Submission. Outlaw has trained alongside the likes of TUF 7 contestant Dante Rivera, UFC Lightweight Edson Barboza, and Anthony Njokuani. Outlaw is facing Bellator MMA veteran Mike "The Irish Cannon" Bannon on May 2nd at Bellator MMA 118 in Atlantic City.