Absolute MMA Wins Four in a Row!

Joel getting a feel for the cage at the Total Mayhem event.

Joel getting a feel for the cage at the Total Mayhem event.

Absolute MMA fighter, Joel Haro, won his debut fight! Joel has had a couple of false starts to his fight career. He has never stopped training or allowed the no shows for previous fights to derail his determination or desire to be successful. He continues to learn and grow as a martial artist and a fighter and is an asset to Team Absolute.

A focused Joel heads  into the cage.

A focused Joel heads into the cage.

Joel won his fight in convincing fashion at Lindquist Field on Saturday, June 29th in Total Mayhem’s event, Raptors II. Using only his striking, he dominated Michael Jamison from the beginning. He stated with a jab, feeling Jamison’s response out. Next was an inside leg kick which caused his opponent’s lead hand to drop. Noticing this, Joel kicked again and when the hand dropped, he threw a straight right hand which dropped Jamison to the canvas. Haro moved in and began throwing hard punches. There was a scramble and Jamison got back to his feet. Joel circled and threw the same combination with the same devastating result. Down Jamison went and Joel followed quickly. This time the punches forced a stoppage due to a TKO at 39 seconds of the first round.

Joel with Coach Rob Handley and corners Braeden and Adam.

After the win with Coach Rob Handley and corners Braeden and Adam.

Joel advances Absolute MMA’s team wins to four first round finishes. Three of the four have been fighter debuts like Joel’s. Absolute MMA’s fighters have been in the cage for a total of 5 minutes and 20 seconds, combined, in the last four mixed martial art bouts. Two have been rear naked chokes, two have been stoppages due to strikes. Look for more good things to come from Team Absolute. Great job, Joel! Way to apply the skills you train every day.

Joel enjoying his win in the crowd with teammates Braeden and Skyler.

Joel enjoying his win in the crowd with teammates Braeden and Skyler.