John Wai Martial Arts fighter Maurice “Mo” Morrison obtained the prospect to battle for his initial Blended Martial Arts title shot and the 155-pound light-weight did not disappoint.
He entertained a property group and gained a unanimous three-round decision to get the Beat Night time MMA championship belt. The occasion was promoted by Prodigy Athletics and Entertainment.
Morrison is an teacher and fighter from the John Wai Martial Arts Academy in Plantation. He is coached and properly trained by proprietor John Wai.
It was a active MMA routine with 15 fights on the Overcome Evening card at the Sway Nightclub in downtown Fort Lauderdale. The 25-calendar year-aged Morrison defeated a challenging and expert fighter out of Miami, Chacho Trinadad, and is currently on a 5-battle winning streak. His amateur document stands at 6-4-.
Morrison and his young brother Daniel have been instruction in the art of Chinese kung fu considering the fact that the age of 4 and have uncovered their martial arts craft at the John Wai Martial Arts Academy for the last 15 decades. Morrison has gained a championship title in Muay Thai and a match title in jiu-jitsu.
“This MMA title is a lot more gratifying since I had a dropping streak and had to overcome that to do the job my up for a title shot and now, I have a 5-combat profitable streak and a belt,” Morrison reported. “The change was all psychological. I am locked in now and was not overthinking nearly anything. I like massive issues and want to maintain tests myself.”
Morrison wasn’t overlooking his opponent and was targeted on the title battle. There are several worries that lie ahead and South Florida has a track record as just one of the ideal instruction grounds for MMA fighters.
“My opponent experienced been fighting a very little for a longer time than I have and heading into this I knew it was going to be a tough battle,” he stated. “I experienced and was organized for a challenging fight, and I received each individual round, but it was near. He was the most effective boxer that I have fought and was extremely quick and highly effective with his punches. I held pushing him and was incredibly aggressive. I lastly really feel I am on my way to the place I want to be. The best target is to be a skilled environment champion.”
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Aside from staying coached by Wai, Morrison is also skilled and coached by Eric Morel in Muay Thai and MMA and Joe Watson who teaches fighters the artwork of wrestling. Possessing a supportive and experienced team in his corner is shelling out dividends for the young fighter.
Right after yrs of training in the art of Chinese kung fu, Morrison afterwards moved on to kickboxing and MMA. The Plantation resident will be hunting to battle one particular of the major fighters in Florida just before turning expert.
“I want all our fighters to struggle the best opponents, which will put together them for the long run,” Wai mentioned. “His opponent was hard and it was a tight battle. We worked on the jab and takedowns and Maurice is a brown belt in jiu-jitsu, so we had been really confident in his choose-downs. We never want any quick opponents and want the problem. All MMA fighters want to battle the ideal and Mo is prepared to fight again.”
Soon after a brief vacation, Morrison will be back schooling at the academy for a couple of forthcoming prospects that will contain a different title shot.
“Maurice is a person of my most complex fighters with his hanging, wrestling and his on the ground techniques,” Wai reported. “His most important obstacle was the mental match. He worked on that and created the required improvements. When Mo goes out there and lets it free, he is a very hard fighter and can acquire standing up or having it to the floor.”
Beat Evening MMA is a person of the biggest promoters in Florida and has been conducting matches in the point out for 10 several years. They have hosted more than 92 events and in excess of 1,000 fights, which has furnished options for a youthful technology of fighters.
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