I train with jj ambrose,jeff mesa,ak ,pat and alot of up and comers in the sport
When and why did you start training for fighting? I train mma boxing, wreslting, kickboxing, jui jistu
When i was 10 years old i use to carry around boxing gloves and box with my family members i wanted to be a boxer so started doing competitions ended up watching and mma fight it was baby joe from guam fighting and wanted to try that out so i started going to the gym spike 22 and started training fought my first mma fight at 15 at a spike fundrasier from there on i loved the competition and still loving it till this day
What ranks and titles have you held? Im ranked 4th in Australia Bantamweight class and as of now the current Bantamweight Champ for trenchwarz in Saipan
Do you have any heroes? My heros are everyone that helped me get to where i am today also the people that support me
What is your favorite technique? My favorite fighting technique is my in and out movements that setup attacks and counters
What does it mean for you to fight in X1 World Events? Its just another day in the gym steps towards the ufc
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I started fighting before 18 so its been my job i mean i had jobs while fighting but nothing serious just money to help me get through the struggles
Nickname: “HOT ROD” From: Ewa Beach Fights out of: Hawaii Age: 27 Birthday: March 2, 1992 Height: 5’4 Weight: 135 lbs / Bantamweight Reach: N/A MMA Record: 5-3-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
Who do you train with? I mainly train with my brother, Ryan “Coconut” Mondala. I also cross train a lot with Team HMC, Shojin Miki, Christian Tajiri, Cody Hirose, Kaylan Gorospe, as well as numerous members at the UFC gym BJ Penn. I also found a second home in Colorado Springs, CO at Victory MMA with coach Gilbert Smith and company. Coaches Scott Junk, Brandyn Akamine, Bradley Osborne, Justin Mercado, as well as many others have been in my corner from the beginning.
What style fighting do you train? I train all aspects of MMA: Muay Thai, kickboxing, boxing, wrestling, and jiu jitsu. Fine tune little details throughout the week.
Do you have any heroes? My heroes consists of Enson and Egan Inoue, Mirko Cro Cop, Mike Tyson, BJ Penn, Robbie Lawler and a lot more fighters. They set the standard for heart and skill in my opinion.
What is your favorite fighting techniques? I am a proud southpaw so I love using my left punches and kicks as well as utilizing the clinch.
What does it mean for you to fight in X1 World Events? I grew up watching a lot of the X1 events wishing I could go to more live events at the time. So to be able to perform in their cage means so much to me. Just seeing it grow into much more than just a local show too is very humbling as well.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting I was a Truss Stacker at Honsador Truss. Fighting helped open up doors to an actual, better, construction job. Then eventually coaching what I love to do at UFC gym Mililani.