On Saturday, November 24, 2018, Golden Boy Promotions will venture into the world of MMA. Their first production will see the trilogy matchup between legends Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell. The rest of the card is not getting the respect it deserves, as there are several up and coming hungry fighters on the card. Kenneth Bergh of Norway is on the verge of a UFC callup, and an impressive performance could catapult him into the octagon.
Bergh will get the chance to co-main event this inaugural card and couldn’t be happier. “It’s great and it’s exactly the opportunity I’ve been waiting for,” Bergh stated to MMA Sucka. “Being the co-main of the evening represents an even bigger opportunity to showcase my skills and all my hard work and preparations in front of a big crowd and all the people watching at home.”
Undefeated Norwegian Light Heavyweight
Bergh is currently 6-0 in his professional career. His only loss was an exhibition against Eric Spicely for a chance to enter The Ultimate Fighter 23 in 2016. Since then, Bergh has reeled off three straight submission victories, two in the first round.
In addition, his last outing was a round two finish at Cage Warriors 84 against former UFC and Bellator veteran Norman Paraisy. Bergh isn’t letting being undefeated get to his head. For instance, he’s been preparing for this matchup at Allstars Training Center in Sweden. He is training with some of the best light heavyweights in the world including Alexander Gustafsson and Ilir Latifi.
Tough Opponent Across the Cage
Eight year professional Jorge “George St.” Gonzales will be across the cage from Bergh on November 24, 2018. Gonzales is riding an impressive five-fight showing, with all bouts ending by first-round stoppage. Hopefully, a win over Gonzales will be huge for Bergh in his quest to enter the UFC.
“I can’t reveal my strategy, but both my team and I have crafted a game plan. It’s based on watching footage and the preparations have been meticulous and focused,” Bergh told MMA Sucka. “I’m coming into this fight very well prepared.”
As with the other fighters interviewed on this card, Bergh was asked his opinion on the main event between Liddell and Ortiz. “I don’t like making predictions and this fight is especially difficult to know specifically what will transpire, more so than usual matchups due to the significant lay off on Liddell’s behalf. I hope it’s going to be an exciting bout for the fans to enjoy.”