Abdiel Velazquez was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico and currently lives in Florida. He trains at American Top Team. At the young age of 19, Velazquez’ mother involved him into several sports as a way to channel his ADHD. Some of these sports included football and track. But it wasn’t until he tried wrestling and boxing that Velazquez felt compelled with the art of combat. His interest in Mixed Martial Arts soon awakened after he realized he could combine both of these sports into one. He added Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to his arsenal and his amateur career took off.
As an amateur, Velazquez held a record of 6 wins and one loss, won 4 championship belts in his weight division, two of which were WCFL belts. WCFL is considered one of the largest professional MMA events in Florida.
As a professional fighter and fighting for the HOF organization (The largest MMA organization in Florida and quickly expanding), Velazquez winning streak continued and he is currently (May, 2016) holding a 6-2-0 record. His level of combat has taken him to beat opponents from very reputable MMA organizations. Velazquez has trained with American Top Team and Greg Jackson’s Jackson Wink to fine-tune his skills and remain competitive. He completed contracts with several fighting organizations to include House of Fame and he is now contracted to fight for Titan FC.
Velazquez is a very humble fighter who you would rarely hear speaking badly of his upcoming fighters, he always respects whoever steps in a cage with him regardless of the outcome of the fight. He stands for sportsmanship in Mixed Martial Arts and this makes him loved and respected by many who follow him.
Velazquez’ love for Mixed Martial Arts is what keeps him motivated, along with making his friends and family proud. It helps him to channel his aggressive energy into a positive output. His goal is to earn a UFC contract and become a champion in the 125 lbs Flyweight Division. He hopes one day to be able to give back his knowledge to the community by owning his own gym and serving as a positive role model.
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Check Out Abdiel Velasquez in his upcoming fight At Titan Fc 39 on UFC Fight Pass live in Miami, Florida Bank United Center on June 10, 2016