SuckerPunch Entertainment has been on a warpath lately with a growing list of high-level amateur prospect signings. As they beef up their ever-growing roster of talent, SuckerPunch announced via social media about the signing of Cowboy Fight Series flyweight champion Ben Coyle, as one of their newest additions to the MMA management powerhouse as he ventures into the professional rankings.
Coyle, known for his aggressive style and knockout power accrued a record of 6-1 as an amateur with 5 of his 6 victories coming by way of KO/TKO. Formerly, the Stellar Fights bantamweight champion, he knew his days fighting at 135lbs were numbered before the competition would stiffen and size would ultimately play more of a factor in his matchups.
He wisely decided to make the cut from bantamweight to flyweight where he made his Cowboy Fight Series debut, last December at CFS3. He was paired against Dylan Osterman in a bout where Coyle systematically broke his opponent over the course of 2 rounds, finally finishing Osterman in the second round via TKO stoppage.
Following his debut in a new weight class for a new promotion, Coyle capitalized on his momentum and opportunity. Gaining the attention of SuckerPunch brass following his win, Coyle rolled the dice for a second outing under the Virginia based promotion.
CFS invited Coyle back to take on Ramon Neyra at CFS 4 where the bout was changed to a title fight just moments before the fighters made their walk to the cage. The knockout artist, Coyle didn’t falter nor disappoint under the pressure, as he finished Jiu-Jitsu specialist, Neyra within two rounds via relentless ground and pound stoppage.
Following a near-flawless finish victory at CFS 4, the flyweight champ weighed out his options before making a concise decision on his future. “It was just a great opportunity that came up in front of big names in the game. I knew it would be smart to capitalize on the opportunity,” Coyle says. “(Bryan) Hamper hit me up, asking what I wanted to do about my pro career for the future. So, we got to talking…”
“It just seemed right” Coyle expresses. “They do a great job at what they do. Plus (it’s) a great deal!” Coyle passionately exclaims.
At the moment, Coyle has plans on an August 13th pro debut at the illustrious 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he boldly says “Not going to mention the opponent until the contract is signed.”
With tons of momentum, top-notch management, and a “kill or be killed” attitude, the future for Ben Coyle looks bright and entertaining, to say the least. We’ll see how the story unfolds in just a few short months where the bantamweight assures “I always come prepared for a very exciting hard-fought fight.” Finishing with the fair warning to potential opponents, “I come to put mother fuckers to sleep.”
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