Joey Angelo talks Las Vegas shootings, Maverick MMA title fights

Joey Angelo talks Las Vegas shootings, Maverick MMA title fights

Maverick MMA middleweight champion Joey Angelo looks to defend his title for the first time when he meets “The Viking” Eric Roncoroni, February 17, at the Econo Lodge in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Joey Angelo signs Maverick MMA fight contract at work in Las Vegas
Joey Angelo signs Maverick MMA fight contract at work in Las Vegas

Fight promoter Willy Sisca has billed the card with five pro fights including three title bouts.  Angelo, a resident of Las Vegas, Nevada, talks about taking on the regional favorite Roncoroni, acknowledging that he is giving up size and strength to the Viking.

Angelo won the Maverick MMA title on September 30, at Maverick MMA 3, defeating Kris Gratalo by unanimous decision in a hard fought fight to claim the vacant title.

Angelo, who works security at a Las Vegas Casino, describes winning the title and flying home to Sin City, the following day, a day that no American will forget.

On October 1, 2017, 58 lives were taken following a mass shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.  The Maverick champ details how he heard the news.

Living in Las Vegas there is no shortage of MMA gyms for Angelo to train at.  The champion details where you can find him, who he trains for, and how he is preparing for Roncoroni.

Angelo says that after the passing of Shawn Tompkins and Kevin Randleman, Jason Sargus is the man that he has found comfort in calling “coach.”

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Joey Angelo vs Kris Gratalo at Maverick MMA 3 - Photo by William McKee
Joey Angelo vs Kris Gratalo at Maverick MMA 3 – Photo by William McKee
Maverick MMA 5 fight card
Maverick MMA 5 fight card