Anthony Avila - Combate Americas
Anthony avila
Featherweight

Anthony Avila

"The Shark"

17

WINS

5

LOSSES

0

DRAWS


HEIGHT

5'7"

WEIGHT

150 LBS

REACH

68"

AGE

29

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BIO

Anthony got the nickname “The Shark” because he loves to fish and also believes he’s deadly inside the cage. He was a standout wrestler in high school and when he graduated, he wanted to continue in something competitive, so he joined a local MMA gym. It did not take long for Anthony to secure his first fight. He considers combat sports his first true love. He’s been trying to get a fight with Combate Americas for over a year because he wanted to compete for a promotion that recognized Hispanic fighters like himself (Mexican-American). His family supports him unconditionally and will typically come to his fights when he’s competing locally.

Aside from holding the West Coast Fighting Championship Lightweight title and Capital Fighting Championship Featherweight strap, the highlight of Anthony’s MMA career came when he was flown to Japan to face international legend Caol Uno at Vale Tudo Japan in June 2013. He hopes to win enough bouts to where he can eventually live off his fight earnings. During his downtime, he likes to travel and fish. When he’s not fighting, Anthony works as an order selector at Tony’s Fine Foods in Sacramento. He knows other fighters from his team are also competing on this card and he doesn’t want to let them down. Not only does he have pride for his heritage, he also has pride for his gym and his family.