You won’t find him on Facebook or fighting for any major promotion, but word is starting to get out that light heavyweight Kenneth Bergh may be one of best kept secrets in the Nordics. “I was working for a security company, and they (including Simeon Thoresen) invited me to come train” says the undefeated Bergh to MMAViking.com about his start in mixed martial arts. “I didn’t know too much about.” says the Norwegian that remembers getting smashed over and over at Team Hellboy’s several years ago.
The Frontline MMA fighter has quietly put together a 3 win and 0 loss record, stopping all of his opponents in a combined time of about 4 minutes. The 26 year old’s main training partner is the surging Cage Warriors champino Jack Hermansson (11-2). “For me to evolve my overall game is to train with Jack.”
Now, the gentle and polite Bergh has been traveling around as of late, landing on the shores of Florida for training at MMA Masters with the likes of WSOF’s Luis Palomino. More recently, he went to Stockholm to spar at Allstars Training Center with some bigger bodies while his main training partners at Frontline Academy traveled abroad to Italy to fight. Bergh mixed it up with UFC’s Ilir Latifi and Viktor Pesta. “The whole experience has been really good. I want to come back as soon as possible.”
While visiting other gyms is becoming a habit, Bergh had no plans going to move to any other gym. “I have never met anyone with the knowledge, analytic ability, and ability to dissect every part of the sport. They know everything… a wealth of knowledge.” He can’t say enough positive things about Hermansson and coach/fighter Mohsen Bahari, and training partners Håkon Foss and Joachim Tollefsen.
“My boss lets me take time off when I need” says the Norwegian, that could need A LOT of time off if things go his way. “The dubbed ‘fight capital of the world’ holds great opportunities’ says Bergh that can say too much about his experience being the only Nordic male light heavyweights that attended the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas to tryout for The Ultimate Fighter season 23.
Whether it is a breakthrough to get on the reality series or a another first round stoppage, get ready for Kenneth Bergh!