Premier MMA Championship is set to take place on Saturday August 19th at the Iconic Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington Kentucky presenting a night full of live MMA featuring some of the best up and coming future stars of MMA, as well as the best unsigned,established veterans in the entire Midwest region.
Some of the athletes who you will see compete live on August 19th took a few moments out of their training to give you, the fans a little background on who they are and give you their thoughts on their upcoming fight at Premier MMA Championship.
Maya Stewart returns to Premier MMA Championship fresh off her debut victory May 27th in Covington Kentucky, Maya will be stepping inside the cage to face long time veteran, Alyssa “GI Jane” Vasquez in a bout that will surely blow the roof off the Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront on August 19th.
Here is what Maya Stewart had to say:
Q- Tell the fans your name?-
23 years old
Q- Your Home Town?
I consider South Florida to be my “hometown.”
Q- What gym do you train with?
SSF Submission Academy in Clarksville, TN
Q-Favorite Training Partner?
Q- How long have you been training?
I’ve been practicing traditional martial arts for six years, and MMA for three years.
Q-BJJ/TKD/Wrestling experience/Belt Level?
Before having to leave Florida for the Army, I earned a red belt in Traditional Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo from South Miami Martial Arts, affiliated with the University of Miami. I am also a white belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
Q-When did you make your MMA debut?
May 27, 2017
Q- What made you start competing in MMA?
As a child, I maintained an intense desire to practice martial arts, especially after watching Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, and Donnie Yen movies. My mom didn’t have the money to enroll me in classes, so I would just read about martial arts whenever I went to the library. When I was 16, I remember surfing around Youtube, and I stumbled upon some Anderson Silva, Fedor Emelianenko, Cris Cyborg, and Gina Carano videos. At that moment, I knew I wanted to compete in MMA as a career, and I promptly began my pursuit at 17 years old.
Q- How do you feel like you match up with your opponent on August 19th ?
I am genuinely elated to have the opportunity to fight such an experienced opponent. I don’t have much to say about how I match up with my opponent, but I know this will be an exciting bout.
Q- How do you predict the fight will end? and in what round?
The fight will end in my favor, early in the second round.
Q- Why should fans come out to see you compete?
They should come see me compete so that they can witness the ascent of the future UFC featherweight champion.
Q- If there was one thing you can say to your opponent about your fight on , what would that be?
May The Force be with you.
Q- What has been the most memorable moment of your MMA career?
The most memorable moment of my infant MMA career was the moment the referee said “Fight!” in my debut fight. I can’t even articulate the feeling you get when you hear “Fight!” as you begin approaching your opponent, but it’s pretty memorable.
Q- What is your favorite MMA moment as a fan?
I have multiple favorite moments, but if I had to choose, it would be the moment I logged into my Facebook about four years ago, and found out that a women’s division was added to the UFC.
Q- When you’re not at the gym training what is your favorite hobby to keep yourself busy?
I love lifting weights, watching anime, playing pool/table tennis, learning languages, and attempting to plan out my life.
Q- Outside of MMA what type of job do you have?
I’m a soldier in the US Army.
Q- When you’re in the gym training, or just working out what artist or music gets you in a zone?
Any artist who isn’t singing Jazz or Screamo.
Q- In closing, the forum is yours, you have the freedom to say whatever you would like
You wont want to miss Maya Stewart vs Alyssa Vasquez on Saturday August 19th in Covington Kentucky at Premier MMA Championship 4!
Tickets are available now at CINCYFIGHTS.COM