Jorge Molina Prepares to Bring Fireworks in His Title Defense at XFN 34

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Jorge Molina Prepares to Bring Fireworks in His Title Defense at XFN 36

On June 27th one of XFN‘s most entertaining talents, Jorge “Demolition” Molina (6-4), defends his welterweight title for the first time as he takes on Tim Moore (3-0) at XFN 36 in West Palm Beach, FL.

This will be Molina’s sixth appearance with XFN in 11 total amateur bouts. He earned the XFN welterweight belt via second round TKO over Riley Boomer in April at XFN 34. Molina’s style is best described as a complete martial artist. His bread and butter is taking his opponent down, mauling them and finishing the via submission or strikes.

Growing up Molina always enjoyed Kung Fu movies and TV shows like Dragonball Z, which could factor into his exciting style today. Later on, he found a passion for boxing, wrestling and MMA. At a young age he started training Taekwondo, this was his introduction to fighting.

“Fighting was always one of my passions,” said Molina. “It’s something I always wanted to do growing up, it is a dream of mine.”

Molina is a part of an extremely underrated gym in FightSports Deerfield Beach. His head coaches are MMA and Jiu-Jitsu legend, Gesias “JZ” Cavalcante and world class striking coach, Daniel Mendes. With this type of mentorship in your corner it’s inevitable to have some success and Molina has done that and then some. Molina is beyond appreciative of the coaching and training partners he has over at FightSports Deerfield Beach.

“I have experienced coaches who have been at the highest level,” he said. “I take in all the knowledge I can get.”

Over his last few bouts he has had trouble finding an opponent. Originally scheduled to fight Lucas Cortes at XFN 34, he went through a list of opponents, including the possibility of Tim Moore, prior to Riley Boomer stepping in on last minute notice. Tim Moore has been someone on Jorge Molina’s radar for a few months now. He is aware of Moore’s style and is prepared for whatever he brings.

“I know what Tim brings to the table,” he stated. “He has a strong game and he’s a heavy hitter, but it’s nothing I haven’t experienced already.”

Going into his 11th amateur bout, Molina will have the experience advantage over Moore. However, Moore has all three of his amateur wins in XFN by KO. This didn’t seem to worry Molina, due to the confidence he has in his himself and his abilities. He knows he is well-rounded enough to face whatever position he is put in and he expects a finish come Sunday night.

“All fights go differently, but I can finish him in round 1 or 2,” said Molina. “If I take him down and maul him it could be quicker.”

Molina is not only the grappler he is made out to be, but also he is quite the striker. While standing, he is extremely versatile with his strikes. Don’t be surprised if he throws spinning attacks because he has those types of strikes in his arsenal.

At 25 years-old, it’s safe to say he could be on the pro scene relatively soon. He vowed to XFN’s Daniel Kay that he would defend his welterweight strap prior to turning pro. After discussing with him his future as a fighter, he explained he’d like to earn another belt before making the move. After his amateur career concludes, he hopes to make his debut with a local promotion based in Florida.

Following his main event title defense against Tim Moore, it’s fair to say he will be an entertaining draw for anyone. Molina is a real treat to watch throw down and expect nothing less this Sunday.

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