Victorville's Jamal Pogues makes UFC debut with a unanimous decision victory over Josh Parisian

at UFC Fight Night 219.

Jamal Pogues, a University Prep graduate from Victorville, California, made his main UFC launching on Feb. 18, 2023. Pogues beat Josh Parisian by consentaneous choice with ratings of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 on the UFC Fight Night 219 card. Pogues relocated to Las Vegas in 2021 to start training at Syndicate MMA and has actually been devoted to the sport for 14 years. After the fight, Pogues revealed his love for his home town and made a pledge to individuals of Victorville to bring them a world champion title. Pogues at first relied on the sport at the Universal Grappling Academy, in Victorville, when he was 13 as a method of self-defense. He then moved to train at Joe Stevenson’s Cobra Kai, likewise in Victorville. Before turning professional, he accumulated an amateur record of 8-1 and made a California State Amateur Championship in 2015. Pogues suffered his 2nd profession loss in 2018, this time by submission in the 3rd round with simply over a minute left in the bout. He went 5-1 over his next 6 bouts and two times completed on Dana White’s Contender Series. Pogues won both battles in those looks in 2019 and 2022 however he wasn’t provided a main UFC agreement till February 2021. After the fight, Pogues exposed he had actually hurt his right-hand man after landing an overhand punch on Parisian at the end of the 2nd round. Pogues set a long-lasting objective of recording a title and a short-term objective of being ranked amongst the Top-15 in the heavyweight department. Upcoming regional MMA battles consist of Robert Hernandez, who trains in your area at Cobra Kai, completing at a Cage Warriors occasion in San Diego; Tony Whitfield, who trains at Universal Grappling Academy, completing at a Gladiator Challenge occasion kept in Valley Center; Aaron Trobee and Christian Weathers, who both train out of Gracie Jiu Jitsu in Apple Valley, completing at a SparStar MMA occasion held at the Commerce Casino; Lawrence Petway and Sahid Gonzales, who both train at Cobra Kai, completing in matches at a Hendo Fight Night occasion, held at the Dan Henderson’s Athletic Fitness Center, in Temecula; and Johnny Munoz, of Phelan, handling Daniel Santos on a UFC Fight Night card, held at the UFC Apex, in Las Vegas. Recent results for regional MMA fighters consist of David Morales, a Sultana High School graduate, beating Gustavo Zuniga by means of a first-round TKO at an Epic Fighting card kept in San Diego; Rashad Satterwhile, a Sultana graduate, completing overseas, representing the U.S.A., at the International Mixed Martial Arts Federation World Championships; Tony Cortez, who trains at Cobra Kai, safeguarding his title belt against Quest Truxton by submission and enhancing to 7-0; Michael Santiago, who trains at Cage Combat Academy, whipping Arshag Dadourian by consentaneous choice; Dylan Morales, who likewise trains at Cage Combat Academy, beating Stephan Kilim by submission in the 3rd round; and David Morales losing to Quentin Camacho by consentaneous choice. Juan Archuleta, a Sultana graduate, completed on the Bellator MMA vs. Rizin FF card held at Saitama Stadium, in Japan, and beat Soo Chul Kim by a split choice over 3 rounds. Lawrence Petway, who trains at Cobra Kai, scored a unanimous choice triumph over Yazen Wekhyan at a Hendo Fight Night occasion. Jamal Pogues is figured out to reach his objectives of ending up being a world champ and being ranked amongst the Top-15 in the heavyweight department. He is devoted to his long-lasting objective and is figured out to keep pressing forward and training hard.


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