PRESS RELEASE: April 4, 2011 Houston, TX (via Sherdog)
Known to his students as “Professor Robo,” Chad Robichaux is not only one of the best up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighters in the world, but he is also becoming one of its most respected coaches as well. Robichaux or “Robo”, a Carlos Gracie Jr. 1st Degree Black Belt, owns Gracie Barra North Houston Schools in Texas, 3 locations with nearly 1,000 students.
As a professional mixed martial artist, Robo is quickly gaining notoriety for himself and looks to gain even more when he makes his debut in Bellator Fighting Championships on April 16 to face current bantamweight champion Zach Makovsky in a “super fight.” Robo has already defeated the likes of Lewis McKenzie, which earned him the Legacy FC Bantamweight Championship, and Humberto Deleon, a Strikeforce victory that was his eleventh in a row and first victory via decision after ten consecutive submissions. On top of his new title, Robichaux is 11-0 with ten of his victories coming by submission, including eight stoppages in the first round.
Robo trains with some of the best that the sport has to offer at Gracie Barra, including WEC/Dream veteran Todd Moore, legendary Jiu-Jitsu Coaches Vinicius “Draculino” Magalhaes and Octavio “Ratinho” Couto, Jordanian Muay Thai National Team Coach Ali Alhalabi, NCAA Wrestler Jody Trantham, and 33-1 pro boxer Lewis Wood.
Combining incredible strength that often leads to impressive slams and elite grappling ability, Robo has quietly become one of the best prospects in the sport while remaining unbeaten in his career that has spanned 11 years. Now, however, he feels like it is his time to show the world the elite fighter that he is, and he gets his shot on April 16 when he takes on Makovsky in the “super fight.”
“Zach is a great fighter,” Robichaux said. “He has a simple yet effective game. He’s consistently good at many things, but I am to… like I’m consistently good at winning.”
Regarding Zach’s experience in higher level fights and having fought higher caliber opponents, Robichaux said, “Yes, Zach has fought higher level talent than me. This is a step up for me, he’s the champ. After four years in Afghanistan I had to work my way back in the scene. However, when we step in that ring it is me and Zach, not Zach and his resume. I’m ready and I hope he is, because he is where I want to be, where I worked my whole life to be, and I will take his place on April 16th. “
As the No. 1 ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the Houston area, Robichaux feels he is ready to show the entire country what an amazing fighter and human being he is.
In addition to being an elite fighter, Robo also served the United States as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Special Operations Force Reconnaissance Marine, and a Federal Agent. He serves his local area as a volunteer wrestling coach, and received the Medal of Valor. Robo also holds an MBA from New York Tech, and is a husband and father of three.
In addition, Robo has teamed up with Soldiers Angel’s and Ranger Up in support of Disabled Veterans’ “American Heroes” coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan to provide a viewing party for his Bellator 41 fight and the opportunity to meet and train with him in the future.
“Stylistically this is a perfect match-up for anyone wanting to see an action packed MMA bout. Zach and I are both highly skilled and extremely athletic competitors; we are both strategy gamers and composed under pressure, but we have the ability to push each other. I see it being nearly impossible for this not to be an exciting bout. It will either end dynamically or will be three rounds of non-stop action, but if you ask my prediction… I intend to finish him, there is no strategy in my game book for a decision, I did it once and have slept right since. I will push to end this fight”
Visit www.ChadRobo.tv to learn more about Robo.
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