Jillian Peterson loving matchmaker duties at AOW, competing as much as possible
As a commentator at Art of War Cage Fighting I have become used to large crowds and fun fights. AOW President Mike Bickings kicked off the growing MMA promotion based in Pennsylvania, in 2017, and I have had the mic for each one. Eugene” The Suitcase Kid” Aubry has recently joined me as my regular partner and the two of us are off to the races especially with the quality of competition that we have been seeing inside the fence.
Jillian Peterson joined AOW in 2019 as the matchmaker and has hit the ground running as she continues to build relationships and gain respect in a very tough field. After another successful card on July 31st with AOW 19, Peterson is wasting little time and once again may have more fighters than openings on the next fight card scheduled for October 3oth.
I caught up with my friend and teammate at AOW to see how she has enjoyed traveling all over the world to train and compete in jiu-jitsu and how being a woman in a predominantly man’s field was working out for her. Peterson says..
“I just did a jiu-jitsu camp in Iceland with BJJ Globetrotters and they are an amazing organization. Thy travel all over Europe and across the US and they set up these camps for anyone to join. This one had about 160 people there training and Gunnar Nelson being from Iceland, was the guest instructor who taught classes as well as other blackbelts from Europe and the US teaching classes. The scenery and nature there are just incredible.
“So I returned and then it was fight week. I thought AOW 19 was a special event and we saw some great fights and after a short rest, I am ready to start locking down match-ups for AOW 20 which should be another huge crowd with some of the regional fighters that we have commitments from already. I really do love this and Mike Bickings is like the greatest guy who goes above and beyond to take care of the fighters. Sometimes I have to be the one who says ‘no’. Good cop/bad cop.”
Please check out our interview on the link above.
Jillian teaches some classes herself at MPR Endurance MMA where she has been since day one of her journey into the sport began over 7 years ago and gives much credit to their owner and head coach Erik Purcell. You can also come check out the AOW and Jillian’s next fight card on October 30th, Mischief Night, at the Sportsplex in Feasterville, PA.
Commentator for Art of War Cagefighting. More than 15 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production. USKA Fight Sports media and production.
The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.