“WE DO IT BIG IN TEXAS!” A few words with Ryan “RipTide” Hollis

A few words with a very confident and charismatic young man, Ryan “RipTide” Hollis. Here’s what he had to say about his pro debut for LEGACY 14 happening in Houston, Texas on September 14th. Enjoy!

sPidA: You’re making your Pro MMA debut, how long have you been waiting for this opportunity and how excited are you that it’s for Legacy Fighting Championships?

Hollis: I’ve been waiting for 11 to 12 years for this. I’ve always been a fan of Martial Arts. Fighting in general really. I’ve grown up watching MMA , Boxing , Kickboxing and studied several different martial arts. Everything from Jiu-Jitsu , Taekwondo, American Kempo and Muay Thai. LEGACY FC is for sure one of the biggest promotions in Texas and I’m very excited to fight on this card with all these Monsters!

sPidA: You’re an amateur title holder and now making your pro debut in front of a televised audience, any pressure stepping into the cage come Sept 14th?

Hollis: It is a lot of pressure. I have 2 different towns behind me though. The whole Island of Galveston TX is behind me, along with the town I currently live in Cleveland,TX. I’ve been promoting this fight like crazy! Going around selling tickets with my lady on top of training. I also just found out that I’m going to be a dad while also trying my best to be a great step dad. It’s going to be my first pro fight and on TV. Every day I hear about how “Danger” trains with beasts and how he’s a purple belt. Some people think he’s on another level. So there’s a lot of people I can’t let down. If I lose, I feel like I’d be letting down not only myself but my unborn child, stepson, my team and the great state of TEXAS. Can’t let this Louisiana guy come whoop up on me. So yeah, there’s plenty of PRESSURE!

sPidA: Your opponent is coming in with a lot of great exposure from MTV’s reality Caged Series. Have you been using this to your advantage?

Hollis: Of course. I’ve been using it for this whole fight camp. I’ve been promoting the fight using his credentials. Telling people to buy tickets from me to see me fight this MTV star and so far it’s been working! I’ve sold all my tickets! People want to see me fight this guy. I got to thank him for that. This will be his first PRO fight too which will be on AXS.TV. Which is fine with me because I have the chance of getting my first win on television!

sPidA: He stated that you’ve been very cocky, has he mistaken your confidence for cockiness?

Hollis: I’m not Cocky at all. I’m my own manager and public relations guy so I’ve said things at times for the sole purpose of hyping this fight. I want people to buy tickets and want to get them excited about watching my fight. I walk around at fights with my head down because I have a social disorder and I feel like no one would want to be bothered with my company. It has nothing to do with me feeling like I’m too good for anyone or that I’m a BAD ASS. I know what I can do in the cage BUT at the same time, I know what can be done to me. Not cocky just confident!

sPidA: Very well stated bro. You’re both experienced amateur fighters, why do you think people are saying he’s much more experienced than you?

Hollis: Yeah people talk about how he’s experienced and what not but I’ve had just as many fights as him. My amateur record is 11-2 which is exactly the same as his. Just because I started my amateur career late doesn’t mean he has been training any longer than me, If anything, I’d say I’m more experienced seeing how I have fought several fights where knees and elbows were allowed to the head and this will be his first. I’ve also had my fair share of street fights before I ever started MMA so I’m no rookie.

sPidA: How has your training camp been coming along?

Hollis: My training has been going great. I’m training at Hard Head Hitters / ONE MMA. I put on a lot of weight for this fight camp to add power. I know he’s going to try and grab me which is fine – I’m ready!

sPidA: I was able to meet you at a past LEGACY event, do you prefer fighting at an event or attending one as a spectator?

Hollis: I use to like going to events so I could watch people in my weight class or 1 above to keep an eye out. So if I ever had to fight them, I would have already seen them fight. It drives me crazy cause every event I’ve been to, I find myself wanting to be in the cage.

sPidA: I hear that from a lot of fighters. If ever given the opportunity to try out for a Reality Show (not MMA related) which one would it be?

Hollis: Maybe Big Brother or Survivor. They should make a caged 2.0 and bring it to TEXAS in my opinion and show less baby mama drama and more fighting. We do it BIG in TEXAS!

sPidA: Your training partner Charles Ontiveros left a great impression on his LEGACY debut. Are you looking to make a great first impression as well?

Hollis: He did great! Everyone knows Charlie is good. Nobody knows what I can do. When people talk about us or when I see posts about our camp, people see me as the wannabe, which sucks. I’m a different fighter and in a different weight class. We shouldn’t be compared. Honestly it’s cause I haven’t knocked anyone out yet. I’ve been submitting people so no one’s intimidated. So yeah, there’s a lot of pressure to live up to the hype and to show everyone that I am Ryan “RipTide” Hollis and not some punk kid. I will show that come September 14th.

sPidA: Tell us a bit about the gym you train out of, coaches, sparring partners and what makes it home?

Hollis: I train out of Hard Head Hitters in Cleveland, Texas and our sister school ONE MMA in Pasadena. I’ve trained here for a while and even before training here I fought for Charles Ontiveros’ promotion East Texas MMA. I’ve known them for a while and my sparring partners are mainly Charles Ontiveros Jr. and Mike De Leon. Mike just made his LEGACY Debut. The gym is only 14 minutes from my place and I’ve known everyone here for a long while now and it’s more like a family than a school. We don’t have a crazy amount of people here so there’s more time to get to know each other.

sPidA: Best of luck man and thank you for taking the time for this. Any last minute comments?

Hollis: I’d like to thank GOD, my team, sponsors and gym Hard Head Hitters, OneMMA ,Deviate Auto, Pound4Pound, OvrFlow Music, B.O.I Music, Southern District, TexasFighting.com. My lady for putting up with me during this weight cut and for helping me get these tickets sold. Love you. I look forward to see everyone come September 14th!

Televised Card
Welterweight title – Jeff Rexroad 5-1 v. Macaco 27 -13 – 5 x 5
125 – Josh Sampo 8-2 v. Antonio Banuelos 20-8 – 3 x 5
135 – Cody Williams 4-2 v. Steven Peterson 7-2 – 3 x 5
170 – Brandon Farran 7-4 v. Derrick Krantz 12-6 – 3 x 5
170 – Lester Batres 2-1 v. Jon Harris – 5-2 – 3 x 5
125 – Matt Schnell 0-0 v. Ryan Hollis 0-0 – 3 x 3
145 – Darrion Caldwell 0-0 v. David Armas 2-4 – 3 x 3
Prelims
170 – Ryan Spann v. Charlie Ontiveros – 3 x 3
205 – Yonny Osuna v. Chris Reed – 3 x 3
180 – Patrick Hutton v. Terrance Ferguson – 3 x 3
170 – Patrick Greene v. Kaileb Cummins – 3 x 3

“I want to look into their soul and break them…” Cody “WOLVERINE” Williams

Interview with Mixed Martial Artist Cody “WOLVERINE” Williams , he will be traveling to Louisiana/Delta Downs on July 7th. Fighting out of Beaumont,Texas, The Main Event and a great opt for him to bring back the IXFA Title…Let’s keep Texas Fighting!!

sPidA: You came out with a BANG from ammy to Pro, was there alot of pressure making the transition?

Cody: No pressure at all it was just time and after getting the nod from American Top Team HQ that i was ready it was just finding a fight after that.

sPidA: You’ve had 5 bouts as a PRO fighter, other then getting paid to punch people, what has been the best thing about finally going Pro?

Cody: Bigger stages to perform on – businesses tend to take you more serious when you sit down and talk with them and you’re a professional fighter – unfortunately theres no governing body to filter talent and someone who just applies for their pro card

sPidA: Your last bout was an unfortunate loss, how where you able to stay focus and prepare for a title shot /IXFA?

Cody: A hiccup – both losses have just been fractional errors on my part – Benoit said he was going to bring a fight to me so when I backed up to let him up he hit me with a savvy little trip move and took the back – kudos to him for the win – but if you watch the fight I think we know who was bringing the heat.

sPidA: Will fighting for IXFA in the Delta Downs be the first time fighting outside the State of Texas?

Cody: I have fought in Louisiana a couple of times as an amateur but this will be the first trip as a professional

sPidA: Your waiting backstage and they finally call your name to walk out, what goes through your mind and what helps you stay focused?

Cody: I just look down at the cage as a playground and try to make as much eye contact with my opponent as possible – i want to look in their soul and break them before the first bell ever rings – i just tell myself this guy signed a contract will full intent to beat me up and take my money, my sons money and food – that will drive any person.

sPidA: I’ve personally followed your social media outlets, (FB/TWITTER etc) How important is it for a fighter to manage there status and how has this been helping you in your fighting career?

Cody: Its worked for me – I haven’t put on a show or a gimmick I mean I post what going on with me and give the fans and sponsors an inside view of what goes on with me – also has helped me build a fan base that i might not have been able to do by just fighting.

sPidA: With so many MMA movies out there, which has been your fave so far and if given the opt, would you star in one?

Cody: I liked Warrior – the story about the teacher was cool and grabbed the audience – I saw a lot of what i fight for in his character and working for the law firm at that time had a lot of the same feelings – showing up to work with bruises and black eyes having to go in front of other professionals was kinda awkward but I made it out like, “yeah this is a real black eye and busted lip” as far as the plot it was okay but i really favored that particular character – The Mickey Ward story was really good too! I think it was The Fighter? Hands down though i have to go with the messy bare knuckled boxer in “Snatch”!! I think my story would make a great movie – and would love to star in one – I think I could be a pretty good actor in a movie even if it wasn’t my story necessarily

sPidA: Your work outs are insane and your always pushing yourself to the limit, what keeps you motivated to pursue your dreams?

Cody: Goes to my son – I mean I’ve made the transition to train full time now and its hard not knowing where that next paycheck will come from – I started my own business and have been working on getting it off the ground – everyday is a blessing there are people out there that have children that cant walk or be active in anyway, kids that would do anything just to see what it feels like to run down the street or catch a baseball, “God gives us these talents and if you sit idle on them he may just take them away” I can’t imagine what it would be like to be in a position where i couldnt workout or train so when im tired or feel like I cant make that last round I just think about how blessed I am and suck it up and push through it

sPidA: Not to over look your next opponent but after the Title win,what’s next on your Mixed Martial Arts agenda?

Cody: keep training keep fighting – I’ll be going back to American Top Team in Florida after this fight to do some more training and hopefully getting ready to take another fight – Legacy, IXFA, Fight Time in Florida and BAMMA USA in Cali have all shown interest but currently I have 2 more fights on my contract with Legacy so they have first pick.

sPidA: Thank you brother, best to you in your travels and keeping Texas Fighting, any last shouts to your friends,fans and sponsors?

Cody: I want to thank my family and support system that has made it possible for me to train full time – my friends for believing in me even when I don’t come out of the cage with a win they are always there to pick me up – to GOD for blessing me and keeping me motivated through my son – all my sponsors especially Sign Builders of America in Austin , Major League Grill, Trey Lacy DDS, Spidle Oil, West LTD, APAC Construction all located here in South East Texas, 88MilesWest.com and ZeroCutCreative.com and the newest addition to my team World Gym here in Beaumont – they are doing some great things for the Wounded Warrior Foundation and im stoked to be a part of that! Certainly American Top Team and The Mostyn Law Firm for all that they have done. My boy SUBTRAXZ (Chris Sublett) and Headz Will Roll Recordz for all the custom sounds that i get to workout too and walkout to! And to Cruz Combat for the custom fight shorts i love them cant wait to walk down to the cage July 7th!!! TexasFighting.com!!!!

“A family that fights together stays together!” Lisa Marie Lamb Interview

 

Interview with Lisa Marie Lamb out of  Forth Worth ,Texas. She will be in the Co-Main Event for Premiere Fight Series 1, taking place in Forth Worth,Texas on July 28…Making her transition from Boxing into Mixed Martial Arts..We talk training,family and more….Enjoy!

sPidA : First off, what Academy do you train out of and (with all due respect) do you cross train at any other gyms?

 Lisa Marie : Phalanx MMA Academy cross train at Genesis.  Spoke with Allen Mohler and my brother Johnny Lozano, and they reached out wanting to help so I will be headed to Mohler’s to get some training soon
sPidA : What was the first thing that attracted you to combat sports?
Lisa Marie: The discipline and courage, I think everyone fights for different reasons but it’s the passion that people put in it. I’ve always wanted to fight as a little girl but never did until my adult years, which is okay had too many things going on that would have distracted me.
sPidA : You work with another Media outlet (Combat Sports TV) Being in the game, How has working Cage Side helped you apprecaite the sport of Mixed Martial Arts?
Lisa Marie: You get to see the intensity in the fighters eyes, you see their drive, and you can also see when someone is discouraged.  You feel their presence, working for CSTV I have to pay attention to every move and I can’t be bias. Also, you can hear every punch, leg kick, from ring side makes me respect the sport very much and I keep telling myself “why am I doing this again” lol
sPidA : This will be your MMA debut, having that boxing background, have you specifically trained for a stand up war or are you ready for wherever this goes??
Lisa Marie: Everyone knows I’m a boxer but I started out kickboxing before I boxed.  So being a striker I already know that I will be taken down so I have prepared myself that’s all I have been working on is my ground game, but if they want to stand……..so be it 😉
sPidA: With guys like Durwyn (husband),Randy Villareal,Vick and many others, how much more prepared do you feel sparring with these beast coming into this bout?
 Lisa Marie: I have several sparring partners that spar with once a week.  On Monday’s I have MMA sparing with Jason/Randy villareal, Tuesday’s boxing sparring with pro boxer Kisha and on Wednesday I grapple with the tough undefeated amateur MMA fighter Sabrina Garcia coming out of TFS she has a wresting back ground.  They all reached out to me wanting to help and they all have given me great advice, constantly drilling different techniques.  I always tell each of them do not give me any false security when sparring because it’s easy to work but let me work for everything so I know that I am progressing, but yes each time I spar I gain some confidence for this fight.  Sometimes I can’t believe how quickly I have learned, but I have been around it all my life. Getting one on one training has really helped instead of taking a class makes  a huge difference and that is why I am moving a lot faster. So big shout out to all of my trainers/sparring partners.
sPidA : How have your friends/family re-acted to you taking this step to fight in Mixed Martial Arts?

Lisa Marie: They think I am crazy,they say enough is enough already boxing is one thing but MMA?? I just laugh because I will never take an MMA fight if I wasn’t prepared, but only a few know my love, passion and dedication for the sport.  I train 6 days a week sometimes twice a day. Losing isn’t an option it never is, but this is the first time I have had 3 months to prepare for a fight and stamina and having a heart of a warrior will not be the reason I lose only because my opponent was better….
sPidA : With your whole family (husband and son) being active in competition, what do you guys do as a family to just relax and not think about fighting?
Lisa Marie:  lol honestly there isn’t a moment that we are not talking, watching sports in the house although we may go to the movies, hang out with family, out to eat or whatever it never fails the conversation finds its way to talk about fighting.  I said this 6 years ago when I was interviewed by north texas boxing  everybody knows that saying a “family that prays together stays together, (very true) but I also say “a family that fights together stays together” only because the time that fighters/trainers have to put into the sport its time away from home but not with us we are always together so it works out although being around each other 24/7 we can get on each other’s nerves J
sPidA: With the nickname in Boxing as “Lady Bulldog” are you bringing that same mental/physical toughnes into your Mixed Martial Arts career?

Lisa Marie: We talked about it and Durwyn takes pride in giving everyone nicknames according to their fight style and when he watches me spar he still sees that aggressive side of me so we are keeping  it J
sPidA : Everybody saw the Pacquiao vs Bradley fight, after the bout,where you as surprised as the rest of the Nation to see Bradley win or did you call it the same?
Lisa Marie: You know after watching it the second time it was a lot closer than I thought.  If you take away from being a Pacquiao fan and just be a fan of the sport than you can see that Bradley won more rounds, but I think Pacquiao still won and I’m not a huge Pacquiao fan…..but I guess now Pacquiao knows how Marquez feels 😉
sPidA : Are you planning on staying active in both sports *(Boxing/MMA) which can you say is hardest to train for?
Lisa Marie : Yes boxing will always be my first love and I have grown to love MMA.  Actually,  I was supposed to fight June 30th in Atlanta but the fight didn’t go through, then I was supposed to re-match a girl I fought in the beginning of my career on June 29th in Florida, but I wasn’t able to get off from work.  So yes I will be active in both sports.  I think MMA is harder to train for because you get injured and bruised faster than boxing  and there are so many things to learn standing and on the ground.  Boxing you only worry about hands in MMA it’s everything!!!! But I respect both sport equally. Anyone who steps into the ring/cage gains my respect automatically
sPidA : Thank you Lisa,Great interview! we will see you come Premiere Fight Series in Forth Worth,Texas,any last comments to add to this?

Lisa Marie : Yes I would like to thank everyone who has supported me from boxing and now MMA.  My trainers and my sparring partners without  them I would not be able to do this.  I also would like to thank Rafeal Casias and Premier fight Promotions for adding a female bout and making it the Co-Main Event.  I’m excited and I am ready to put on a great fight for all the fans!!! Last my family most importantly,  Durwyn and Eric without them I couldn’t’ be doing this AT ALL  I love you guys and thank you for putting countless hours of training even though it doesn’t seem like I appreciate it, your are the only one who has so much faith in me,  and my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who makes all of this possible on his time…. Thank you, I am very honored and humbled. Hope to see everyone July 28th with my hand raised!
PREMIERE FIGHT SERIES 1 / June 28, Forth Worth,Texas

“He will have a hard time trying to break THE LAW” Luis Vega interview by: sPidA Garay

A few words with one of the top 2 in both 145/155lb  fighter (not in contract with the UFC) weight division in my book! Talked a bit about everything with a few surprise comments. For more info check out the Premiere Fight Series @ “Premierfights.net ” on July 28th at the Forth Worth Convention Center, Out of Brownsville,Texas. No holding back..here comes THE LAW!

sPidA: You have a tough if not the toughest fight you’ve had to date against Chas Kelly,  How well do you think you stack up against his style?

Vega: I think that stylelistic, this is a great match up for me. For sure, Chas will be the most credited fighter I have faced. We both have very similar styles, except my stand up comes mostly from Muay Thai and my ground from jiu jitsu but I have experiences in Boxing, judo and wrestling. I know he is a good wrestler and has been improving with his hands. I feel this will be a battle of who is the best athelete  at 145, besides Daniel Pineda, I think I rack up next to the next toughest match for Chas. I’m mexican man, he will have a hard time trying to Break THE LAW in the cage. I won’t quit and I keep coming foward. I’m coming down from 155, but Chas is a big boy at 145. Im very excited to perform my best. I hope we keep it standing for the hometown people, but i doubt Chas will keep it there. Lets see who dives to the ground first. I know it wont be me!!

sPidA: You’ve won by both submissions and strikes, would you consider yourself well rounded or do you still rely more on one style than the other?

Vega: I’ll tell you this much, I was known for a while as the submission guy. People wanted to keep it standing because they felt they had and advantage over me there but I have been clearly outstriking opponents and submitting them with ease. Me and Chas have that very similar, we catch people quickly once it hits the ground. I have subbed opponents off my back and on top. I have also knocked out and battered opponents on my feet. So I can say I’m pretty complete, there is no position I’m not familiar with. I’m confident in my abilities and skills. Once again, I hope i can display more of my striking in my next bout, but i doubt it will stay there.. (wink, wink Chas)

sPidA: Along with hundreds of others, you to attneded the UFC TUFF try outs but did not make the cut, if another one were to come up, would you try out again?

Vega: Of course I would,  its my goal to fight in the UFC and I’m willing to take the hard road to get there. I’ll try out in the 145 division if it where to come up. We gotta keep on trying until we get there.

sPidA: What was your best memory from the TUFF try outs, you run into a lot of familiar faces?

Vega: Memories, Ahh, the long lines, the waking up in the morning and the waiting. You see, THE LAW doesn’t know the morning much. My day starts at noon.( LoL ). Literally it does, Me and my boy Danny Salinas ran into Hector “H-Train” Munoz.  Nick “The Ghost” Gonzalez, James Vick and some former tuf vets trying out again. That was funny but they did. I dont remember their name though.

sPidA: South Texas has been booming as of late with promotions like STFC , UWF and new one Xtreme Combat promotion coming up in August, what are your thoughts on this?

Vega: My thoughts, hum let me see. A cage, an opponent and a paycheck. I’ll fight wherever and with whoever shows me the money. Big show, small show, main event, first fight of the night, I don’t really care. I hate drama behind the scenes and I don’t like shit talking promoter that greet you and talk shit on your back by telling your opponent  to beat you up. I’m talking about Oscar Enriques/UWF Promoter. Big time hipocrit.. and coward! Thats what i think about mma promotions!!

sPidA: With an 8 fight win streak, do you pick your opponents or are you fighting any and all that come knocking?

Vega: Bro, I dont hand pick em.. My last opponent said the same, Oscar Enriques said the same on that BELLATOR fight, and I still managed to win in a impressive fashion just like the prior fights. I was once thought to be a stepping stone, but i think things change quick when you start to really hurt your opponents. I learned that the more pain you give them, they wont want to fight you again. sure, I can sub them, but lets make them not come back for more. Two of those wins i went up to 170 to fight the same guy. Bigger guy, from my home town. i wanted to shut up his coach and I did. Twice.( No one gives me credit for going up in weight to my unatural weight class.)Thats why I am called the LAW!! I Enforce the law if you get out of place. (lots of sarcasm my friends, so please smile)

sPidA: When getting ready to hit the gym, what helps motivate you, music,movie etc?

Vega: I am a self motivated individual, but what i motivate to is the fact that I dont like to loose. I have tasted defeat and its not for me ,beside that I like to motivate myself by visualizing myself in victory. Remembering what i was before dedicating myself to MMA and telling myself I need to work harder to get where i want to be

sPidA: For anyone that has not seen you fight, how would you describe your style of fighting?

Vega: Well, you can say I just bring it. I like to make it as entertaining as i can but over all I like to perform my best. I prefer to strike, because fans love a good old scrrapp!!

sPidA: With MMA going mainstream, do you see yourself more off an athlete than a fighter or vice versa?

Vega: Im a fighter first, athelete second. I am a technician, I believe in efficiency over explosiveness and power. I capitalize of my opponents mistakes but never force anything. My heart and determination is what keeps me going when im down.

sPidA: Thank you for your time bro and best on your next bout! Anything else you would like to add for your freidns and fans?

Vega: Yes, first and foremost I wanna thank God, my family, my Wife and every single person who has supported me through my career. My coach Luis Benavides, my teamates from Team Pound. Tyler Bosard, Gracie Barra RGV for allowing me to be part of the team and for opening his door to me when my former team threw me out for speaking up about politics in BJJ. (cough, cough William Vandry). my Muay Thai coach Kru Kayan, my first BJJ coach Manny Galvan, my karate instructor Pete Ramirez(yes im learning karate too), My judo coach Josh alegria and my new wrestling coach Danny Guerrero. My kids, without them I would have no motivation to fight.(got 4 + 1 on the way) I just want to make em proud. Special shout out to all My PEOPLE from Brownsville Texas, the city on the border by the sea. Want to make everyone proud of my ongoing success. Thank you also sPidA for your time, its pretty cool that you guys ( Media) are reaching out to me to hear the LAW speak!!

 

” I think I needed that loss to push me….” Jonathan Lopez interview. By: sPidA Garay

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

sPidA :  You’ll be  making your Pro Mixed Martial Arts debut on June 3oth, what helped you make the decision to finally go pro?

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.

sPidA: You’ve held 3 titles as an amateur, did strapping a belt around your waist make you confident or did you still stay humble as a fighter?

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.

sPidA : Other than grappling and striking,what else do you add to your training workouts ( plyometrics,circuit drills etc)?

Lopez : A  lot of circuits and a lot of drillling submissions stand up and bad situations and cardio.

sPidA : Thank you bro,wish you the best come June 30th, anyone you would like to thank(team.sponsors etc)?

Lopez: I just want to thank everyone at AMMA and sparring partners from other gyms that have helped me and just everyone from Plainview, Tx that has showed me love throughout this journey.

 

Twenty Four Seven Entertainment Presents “AMERICAS MOST WANTED” Odessa, TX June 30th

Twenty Four Seven Entertainment brings to us another stacked Fight Card in “AMERICAS MOST WANTED” 11 bouts of what are set to be some epic battles. 11 bouts of extreme Mixed Martial Arts Action! Event will be in Odessa,TX. If you’re on this Fight Card or are attending, please share this with your friends and let’s keep Texas Fighting!!

-Main Event-
Luis Luna / Seminole, TX vs. Mitchell Hale / Abilene,TX. 155lbs

Co- Main Event
Jarrett Jones /Odessa, TX -vs- Alejandro Siller /San Angelo, TX 170lbs

Plus 9 Exciting bouts:
Anthony Tatum / Odessa,TX -vs- Aldo Davila  / Austin, TX 170lbs
Desmond Hill / Odessa,TX -vs- Jon Cook / Amarillo,TX 165lbs
Samuel Trevino  / Odessa,TX  vs- Caleb Hudson / Midland,TX 185lbs
Matt Hobar / Dallas,TX vs. Aaron Cerda / Abilene,TX 140lbs
John Voth / Amarillo,TX  -vs-  Evan Martinez / Dallas, TX 135lbs
Jeff Fraley / Odessa, TX  -vs-  Jesse Moreno / Lubbock, TX 170lbs
Neal Ewing / Dallas, TX  -vs-  Armando Herrera / Plainview, TX 185lbs
Dusty Mason / Midland, TX  -vs- Gino Davila / Lubbock, TX 135lbs
Jeremy Valderaz / Lubbock, TX  -vs-  Jonathan Lopez / Plainview, TX 125lbs