Eastern MMA fighters are known for having larger than life personalities along with a wide expanse of tools. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet two fiery personalities scorching up the Eastern MMA circuit.
Anton Berzin – A professional since July 2010 and representing Balance MMA, Anton Berzin owns a 5-2 record in seven bouts as a professional comprised of four submissions and one knockout. Berzin has competed for CFFC and CES MMA and was also featured on The Ultimate Fighter season 19 as a member of Team Penn. He also competed on week seven of season one of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2017. All five of Berzin’s wins as a professional have ended in a finish. In his MMA debut at Xtreme Caged Combat Onslaught, he submitted Erik Purcell in the the third round via armbar. Berzin also tapped out his next two opponents in Walter Howard and Danny Holmes. In 2014, he was chosen to be a part of the TUF 19 cast at 205 pounds. To make it into the house Berzin tapped out Cody Mumma via armbar in the first round and was the number one selection of Team Penn at 205 pounds. In his lone outing with CES MMA at CES MMA 34, he submitted Matt Thompson via rear naked choke in the first round. At Cage Fury Fighting Championship 65 Berzin defeated Jemelle Jones via TKO in round two. With 80 percent of his wins coming via submission, going to the ground with Berzin usually spells trouble!
Shawn Teed – A professional since December 2015 and representing Ricardo Almeida Jiu Jitsu, Shawn Teed owns a 5-2 record in seven career bouts as a professional comprised of four submissions and one knockout. Teed has spent his whole professional career with CFFC. In his MMA debut at CFFC 53, Teed submitted Chris Daukaus via keylock in the second round. He also tapped out his next two opponents in Brad Schott and Johnathan Romero. Then at CFFC 66, Teed defeated Joshua Marsh via TKO in the second round. In his next appearance with CFFC at CFFC 69, he tapped out Alex Meyers via keylock in round two. With his imposing size and dominant ground game, Teed is bearing down on the MMA world like a swift winter storm!