Nickname: The Sweetness From: Pago, Pago Fights out of: American Samoa Age: Height: 5’8 Weight: 205lbs Class: Light Heavyweight Affiliation: Legacy Jui Jitsui
Who do you train with?
Train with the best of the in the state of Alaska. Train with Niko Novelli ( Featherweight champ and former lightweight champ) Terrance Mitchell ( AFC Flyweight champ) Mika Fouvale ( former AFC HW champ) Jared Mazurek (formerAFC Bantamweight champ) Maika Graf ( former AFC MW champ) and ton of other fighters in the house.
What style flighting do you train?
When and why did you start training for fighting?
I started doing MMA not until like 4yrs ago but I started off being a boxer and I’ve been doing a lot of boxing with small promotion in Alaska. Why I start training? It was a good self defense at the time and I was motivated to keep going because I wanted to learn more. So my striking coach kept telling to keep coming and to start MMA so I did. Never thought I would like it but I end loving it! One of the main reason why I wanted to fight is because I want to use the platform to send out a message to all island people out there that like to cause trouble out in the street that THAT is not the answer to everything. Every where I fight I will always make a name for myself and my family and I want others to do the same and not doing stupid and bad decisions where it cause them their families and everything they have.
Nickname: “All in” From: Oklahoma/Ewa USA Fights out of: Hawaii Birthday: June 18, 1988 Age: 31 Height: 5’11 Weight: 205 lbs / Heavyweight Reach: 74 Amateur Record: 5-1-0 (Win-Loss-Draw) Kickboxing: 3 – 0 Affiliation: Hawaii Elite MMA
BIOGRAPHY and TRAINING
Training: I train with some of the best fighters in Hawaii and in the world.
I train in multiple martial arts, but i train arts of those that compliment my movement and work for how i fight.
When and why di you start training for fighting? I started training for MMA back in 2013 while on deployment in Afghanistan. I started fighting because i’ve always been driven in competing and bettering myself the best I can. I fell in love with the goal of fighting the best of the best in the World.
What ranks and titles have you held?Ranked #1 PRO Lightheavyweight and #63 LHW n the US, #1 Amatuer LHW and light heavy weight amateur fighter in Hawaii and hold the Man Up Stand Up Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion 2017-2018 title.
Do you have any heroes? My heroes are my father for all the sacrifices he made for his country and family and anyone who is very successful and has many things going on, but stops and takes time to help people in need, not just with money but their actual personal time.
What is your favorite technique? Whatever works for wherever the fight goes. I’m a fan of the basics especially the straight, I’m all about takedowns single, double, high crotch, etc. Love taking my opponents for a ride. Big fan of the Darce choke and love throwing knees…
What does it mean for you to fight in X1 World Events? Fighting in X1 events is huge it’s the premier event in Hawaii, has the biggest shows with the biggest names out here and it can get your name out there to the world like it did for Max. It means everything to me right now. This is my first pro fight on an X1 card later this year I hope to fight for the 205 and possibly 185 title if the opportunity presents itself
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Yes, I went to college left college my junior year earned an associates in business management. Recently got back into school and I am currently enrolled at UH West Oahu double Majoring in International Business and Marketing.
What was your job before you started fighting? Before fighting, I was in the Army.