Saturday night in Atlanta at Center Stage, two top KnuckleUp Fitness MMA prospects scored sensational victories in front of an enthusiastic hometown crowd that included two very big hitters in the professional fighting world–UFC boss Dana White and former UFC welterweight champion Matt Serra.
Kickboxing instructor and amateur mixed martial artist Anthony Cooper was first up, winning by a 2nd round submission via armbar. Cooper is a well-rounded fighter, well-versed in submission with a background in Kickboxing. He’s also one of KnuckeUp’s top instructors and runs several popular classes at the KnuckleUp gyms in Sandy Springs and Alpharetta. Cooper was ecstatic over his victory.
I could hear everyone screaming and cheering as I pulled off the win and it was an amazing feeling. The energy was incredible. Plus to have Dana White and Matt Serra wish me congratulations after the fight was an experience that I’ll never forget!
Next, newly-minted instructor and hot prospect Chazz “The Hybrid” Walton, who has never been defeated as a pro or amateur, scored a seven- second knockout over his opponent when he followed a looping head kick with a sneaky punch that landed right on the button.
Getting a quick KO like that in front of Dana White was awesome! I can’t even explain how much it means to me that he was impressed! God has been good to me and I look forward to what the future holds!
Dana White runs the gargantuan promotion the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is widely regarded as the most powerful man in MMA. He was in town shooting a pilot for a new reality TV show and earlier in the day visited KnuckleUp’s historic gym in Sandy Springs with friend and co-star Matt Serra.
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