Premier MMA Championship is set to take place on Saturday May 27th at the Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington Kentucky hosting a night full of live MMA featuring some of the best up and coming talent as well as established veterans in the entire Midwest region. For those who cant make the trip to Covington Kentucky you can watch the show LIVE on the FloCombat sports network by signing up HERE.
Some of the athletes that will be featured on the May 27th fight card 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.
23 years old
Q- Your Home Town?
My family moved around a lot, so I don’t really have a hometown. But 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?
I don’t think I could choose a favorite training partner because I find everyone’s unique style to be beneficial and fun to work with.
Q- How long have you been training?
I started learning martial arts about six years ago, practicing Traditional Moo Duk Kwan Taekwondo and No-gi BJJ. After adding boxing to my repertoire, I transitioned to MMA training in 2014.
Q-BJJ/TKD/Wrestling experience/Belt Level?
Since I have not consistently trained in Gi BJJ in a formal setting for the duration of my training, I am still a white belt. But when I compete in grappling tournaments, I compete in the intermediate divisions. I am more skilled in No-Gi.
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.
Q-When did you make your MMA debut?
. This is my debut.
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 May 27th ?
I feel like this is a great match up, considering our styles. From what I have observed, my opponent has an aggressive, straightforward style, and in contrast, I maintain a more passive, but imposing style. It will be an exciting fight.
Q- How do you predict the fight will end? and in what round?
The fight will end in my favor, the first round, via KO/TKO.
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 May 27th, what would that be?
May The Force be with you.
Q- What has been the most memorable moment of your MMA career?
Well, I don’t particularly have a career yet, but I suppose my most memorable moment will either be the moment I win my debut fight, or whatever meal I’ll eat afterwards.
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
Maya Stewart and Septien Johnson will step inside the cage on Saturday May 27th at the Radisson Cincinnati Riverfront in Covington Kentucky at Premier MMA Championship’s third of several scheduled events to take place in 2017 with the next being on Saturday August 19th 2017. For tickets please visit CincyFights.com