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Bevan impressive in return to cage fighting

February 11, 2013
By KIM NORTH - Times Leader Sports Writer ( , Times Leader

HILLIARD - Todd Bevan relishes the role of being the underdog.

Saturday night inside the Edwards Center at the Franklin County Fairgrounds, the Bridgeport fighter improved his professional cagefighting record to 2-0 when he dominated hometown favorite Rocky "The Number" Edwards in a three-round unanimous decision during OFC 15: Super Brawl 2.

"I felt really good," Bevan, who was back in the ring for the first time after sustaining a knee injury, said. "I was excited about the fight and it was a good win. It was a big upset and I like being the spoiler."

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BRIDGEPORT GRADUATE Todd Bevan is tended to by trainer Mike Napple during his fight in Hilliard Saturday night. Bevan won by decision.

The trio of judges deemed "Jiu Jiu" the winner by scores of 30-27, 29-28 and 29-28.

"I beat him at his own game," Bevan continued. "He was supposed to be the Jujitsu guy, but I Jujitsu'd him. Every time he would try something, I was able to stop him and make him pay for it."

Bevan was very appreciative for the way the crowd reacted following the fight.

"It was a great response. I thought me and my coaches would have to battle our way out of there, but I think the crowd was appreciative of the performance I put on."

Bevan, who said he would be back in the gym this morning, is scheduled to fight April 22 in Canonsburg, Pa., as part of the Pinnacle Fighting Championships.

He was scheduled to fight Jake Anderson, of New York, but according to Bevan, Anderson recently backed out of the fight.

"I'm actively seeking an opponent," he said.

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