Las Cruces, New Mexico – American Fight League will host Southwest Brawl 8 at the Las Cruces Convention Center on Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m. for local mixed martial arts (MMA) fans.
The AFL has a new operation called, “Fight for a Cause,” and they will continue to work with Team Mia to help support the Ojeda family as their daughter Mia Ojeda continues her battle with cancer. AFL has also partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region for the event. To read more about this cause you can go here.
Randy Ramos is top ranked in the New Mexico Amateur Lightweights. Before he steps in the cage and face Kevin Morales on June 30th he sat down with FightBookMMA.
Randy thank you for taking the time to talk to me. Can you tell your fans and everyone else a little bit about yourself?
I’m 23y ears old, Filipino born in Las Cruses and raised in El Paso. I started training MMA when I was 18, before that I wrestled at Franklin high school from the freshman year to about half way of my junior year.
How did you end up fighting in MMA and not another sport?
I’ve always wanted to try and compete in MMA since I was about 17 or 18, that was when I first started getting into the UFC.
If fighting was something you couldn’t do what would you be doing?
I would be going to school full-time to be a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. Or find a full-time job in the workforce.
Nice still somehow working in the sports industry. How do you feel about your accomplishments so far in MMA and in life?
I feel very honored and blessed for my accomplishments in MMA and in life, as well as thankful for the people who have helped me and supported me through everything. I also feel like my life’s accomplishments have helped with my dedication in MMA, and the other way around.
You won your last two fights at Southwest Brawl 6 and 7 and your back to fight at Southwest Brawl 8, are wanting to keep the winning streak alive at the SWB events?
Yes, of course I would like to keep my winning streak up, so I always try to improve myself just a little bit every time I train, working on my weaknesses and bettering my strengths.
That’s awesome. Can you tell us how training is going so far and what can we expect at SWB 8?
Training has been going really great, feeling good and ready. What you guys can see in SWB 8 is me doing me and trying to mix things up more this time.
Anything you would like to tell your opponent before you face him in the cage?
Nah got nothing.
Fair enough. Do you have any other fights coming up?
After this fight, are you planning on continuing fighting in the local scene as an amateur or are you planning on turning Pro anytime soon?
I would have to talk to my team about what would be the best thing to do after this fight, most likely continue to get a little more experience in amateur before going pro.
Any other goals you want to finish this year either in life or in MMA?
One goal this year is to finish my fall semester with the A’s or B’s as long as I try to give my best effort. I also want to keep on improving myself as a father, making sure my son is always happy, safe and growing up well.
Randy thanks again for taking the time to talk to me. Let’s talk again either after this fight or before your next one. Are there any sponsors or anyone you want to give a shout out the floor is yours?
I’d like to shout out our sponsors Trippy, you can find them on @wearstrippyshop