Sean Brady had me fooled. Watching him years ago as an amateur fighter, I almost knew the outcome before the fight. Brady takedown. Brady passes guard. Brady ground and pound. Brady victory.
He finished 5-0 as an amateur before turning pro. I just assumed that he was a lifelong wrestler. Talking with him, I found out that is not the case. He is just a natural athlete who started taking Muay-Thai classes and then met the right people who filled his head with encouragement and helped him onto the path that he is on right now.
Working diligently with UFC vets Paul Felder and Jonavin Webb (also one of his coaches), Brady credits his team (including his boxing coach, strength and coordination coaches and sparring partners) and says ” Daniel Gracie has made me what I am today.”
Brady knows you can only take one fight at a time, but also stated “Every fighter’s ultimate goal is the UFC. But I’m focused on Tanner. He’s a tough dude. I want to win the CFFC championship. That’s what I’m concentrating on.”
Brady (5-0) will be fighting for the vacant CFFC 170-pound championship on May 20th at the historic 2300 Arena in South Philly.
His opponent is Tanner Saraceno (4-1), who Brady says is a southpaw and is mainly a grappler. Brady says he will be comfortable wherever the fight takes him. He’s a brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and trains with some of the best black belts on the east coast. He has transformed into a very well rounded mixed martial artist and now hones his striking game at Rami Elite in Northeast Philadelphia, where I spent some time with him. You can listen to the interview below.
CFFC 65 features three title fights headlined by three Philadelphia trained fighters. It’s a very nice card and Brady will be capping the night off in the main event.
Sean Brady vs. Tanner Saraceno 170-lb. Championship
Joe Lowry vs. Mike Pope 155-lb. Championship
Anton Berzin vs. Jamelle Jones 205-lb. Championship