The premise of 2014’s “Pros vs. Joes,” our seventh season of BATB, was simple: unknowns go up against the best in the biz. It was also the first Battle At The Berrics Finals to be broadcast live. So, when Michigan’s Cody Cepeda pulled off an upset against odds-on favorite Luan Oliveira the whole world could experience the resulting mayhem in The Berrics. The crowd of fans jumped off the bleachers; the stampede knocked all the barriers over. The 1,000 or so fans in the arena joined hundreds of thousands more who were glued to their screens, witnessing history in the making. Well, that’s definitely one way to get known.
Cepeda and Oliveira both returned in 2018 for BATB 11. This time, Oliveira rolled away with the vic—he’s still our reigning champ.