This weekend, Kevin Casey found himself back in his hometown of Los Angeles. The Inglewood native would now be making his Bellator debut, competing against Keith Berry at The Forum. Kevin Casey’s professional record consists of 9 wins and 5 losses. Keith Berry has now accumulated a professional record of 15 wins and 13 losses.
The fight preceded a highly anticipated match between Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen. Kevin Casey managed to score two knock downs against 29-year-old Keith Berry, a fighter that is 6 years younger than himself and also hails from Southern California. Although it was apparent in the third round that Casey’s energy was spent, it was also undeniable that he controlled the nature of the fight through each round. He punctuated the fight by using take downs and light work, coasting through what he thought was a done deal.
To Kevin’s surprise, after going the full distance with Keith Berry, the final decision was a draw. However, spectators of the fight may have had a very different scorecard.
During the post-fight interview, it likely became apparent to the judges that Kevin Casey did indeed win the fight. While speaking at the interview, Keith Berry admitted that he actually had no recollection of the first round. This was a round that Berry was brutally punished.
“He must’ve got me with a good one in the first round, because I literally thought that was the second round… I really don’t remember the first round to be honest with you.”
Kevin Casey expressed that he felt that he had won the fight as well.
“I definitely was disappointed with the decision… I never felt like he was in the position to even possibly win the fight.”
The last time Kevin Casey competed at The Forum, he was also disappointed in what judges called a draw. The fight was against Elvis Mutapcic in UFC 199.