Jonathan Lopez preparing to make his Pro Mixed Martial Arts on June 30th in Twenty Four Seven Entertainment in Odessa,Texas. One of many great fighters set to make a dent in the local Texas scene and beyond. Great young talent here, support our sport!
sPidA : What can you tell us about your Team and location,who are your coaches?
Lopez : Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (AMMA) in Plainview, TX and our coach is Leonel Vasquez
Lopez : There isnt many 125rs in the area but i think i have fought the best guys in the area. I’m coming off a loss to Jeremiah Cullum a great ground guy but i think i needed that loss to push me to that next level. I learned a lot from that fight.
Lopez: I’ve held three titles as an amateur for some great organizations SPAMMA, Mayhem Inc, and ECC and winning those gave me a lot of confidence in my abilities but I’ve always stayed humble
sPidA: On your 4th ammy fight,you had only trained for under a year, had you competed or trained in any other combat sports before finding Mixed Martial Arts?
Lopez: Never, I’ve never even had a street fight i just started to stay in shape for basketball but then just fell in love with Mixed Martial Arts.
sPidA: At 125lbs, not many other weight classes to go to other than 135, are you planning on staying at 125lb weight division?
Lopez: I am a bigger 125er ,so its an advantage for me and I’ve had success so while my body allows it i will continue at this weight but i am only 21 so as my body grows i think eventually i will go up in weight.
sPidA: I ‘ve seen some of your fights on youtube, everybody trains in all aspects of MIxed Martial Arts, do you have a preference (ground or stand up)?
Lopez:; I love the ground game. I’m able to use my size and leverage to my advantage but my stand up has come a long way at 125 you see a lot of unpredictable and fast things and im ready go where ever the fight takes it.
sPidA: For those reading this, why should they attend the Twenty Four Seven Entertainment event on June 30th? What do they have to look foward too?
Lopez: There’s a lot of top regional talent on this card and they can look forward to a great night of Mixed Martial Arts Action!
sPidA: If you were a lucha libre wrestler,what would your name be and why?
Lopez: Silencio, haha just because I am a very quiet and simple guy.
Lopez : A lot of circuits and a lot of drillling submissions stand up and bad situations and cardio.