Father and son fight and get wins and titles on same MMA fight card
Congratulations are in order as a historic family moment was captured on camera and will create memories that last a lifetime.
Yesterday, at Gladiator Challenge: Unleashed, a father and son duo each individually picked up wins and titles on the same mixed martial arts fight card.
The September 24 event held at the Soboba Sports Complex in San Jacinto, California saw Frankie Bollinger who turns 50 next year and son, Cody, 25, both get wins.
Frankie returned to the cage for the first time since 2005, more than 11 years away from the cage. He defeated his opponent via rear-naked choke at 1:15 in the first round for the organization’s 170 lb., belt. His record now sits at 8-3.
It was Frankie’s first fight back with Gladiator Challenge since 2003.
His son, Cody defeated Lavelle Jafar Lofton, also in the first round at 3:55 via arm-triangle choke submission. With the win Cody took home the 160 lb., hardware.
Cody states that he is extremely proud of his father who he said “battled back from Cancer and lost near 50-pounds in last six months to compete.”
Frankie was a former King of the Cage champion before being diagnosed with Cancer and putting MMA on hold.
Cody advances his professional MMA record to 18-6. You may remember Cody from season 18 of the Ultimate Fighter as he was coached by Miesha Tate.
He is also a Veteran of Bellator MMA, Titan FC, Resurrection Fighting Alliance, and challenged for a world title in World Series of Fighting,
Watch the two fights below.