Hows it going guys? I know that there are a few of you guys out there, Im talking about the small proportion of fanatic bloody elbow readers who happen to be competitive fighters. I've been fortunate enough to read a few other fan posts similar to the nature of this post: Fighters-amateur or professional-who want to share the experience of training and living to fight competetively.
Ill give some brief background info on myself. I was born and raised in the Philippines until the age of 6 when I moved to Malaysia. I lived there for 15 years where I was lucky enough to go to a private school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, exclusively for expatriates/foreigners.
Half way through my final year of HS, TUF 1 started airing and in a drop of a hat, I was hooked.
At this time I had college applications coming up. There were some BJJ and kickboxing schools around my area but no one place dedicated to MMA and there were no organizations for amateur fights. So I moved to Kamloops, BC in Canada to go to school and learn MMA. I came in 2007 as an international student and Ive been training ever since.
I had my 3rd amateur fight last friday on february 18th. This was my 2nd fight at 135 in 3 months, Before my fight on friday, I fought on december 3rd where I won by armbar. I was addicted to the sensation of winning and had the chance to fight again, so I went for it.
Im riding a 2-0 win streak right now. My last fight was for the #1 contender spot for the promotion I fight for (West coast promotions) and my next fight will be for a title shot..
here is the video of my fight from last Friday, Im wearing vale tudo shorts:
Feel free to comment on any areas where you think I could improve, or what Im doing right.
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