Ray Cooper III is among the most enjoyable athletes on the earth of MMA at this time. In Hawaii, when you find yourself actually good at one thing, your friends will name you a “Hammah,” and there’s little question that “The Bradda Boy” is simply that. Combating out of Pearl Metropolis, HI, the 28-year-old, who has a professional MMA document of 23-7-1, will defend his PFL world welterweight championship title in opposition to his outdated nemesis Magomed Magomedkerimov on Oct. 27, on the Onerous Rock Stay in Hollywood, FL.
In his first go spherical with the PFL again in 2018, Cooper made all of it the best way to the ultimate bracket and regarded sturdy and in prime combating situation, however was made to faucet out after a momentary mistake led to him being compelled right into a guillotine by Russia’s Magomedkerimov within the second spherical. Undeterred, Cooper returned to the PFL in 2019, and this time, in a event that didn’t embrace Magomedkerimov, the Hawaiian took house the gold and a cool $1 million after an thrilling event closing that noticed him pound-down David Michaud.
On account of COVID, there was no PFL event in 2020, however 2021 is proving to be a thriller that’s making up for misplaced time, as Cooper is as soon as once more set to conflict with Magomedkerimov, in a rematch that he hopes is not going to solely see him defend the title and earn one other $1 million payday, but additionally avenge his loss from 2018.
Whereas taking his household for a journey to go to his grandmother, the champion gave 5 strong the explanation why he stays an MMA star crushing the competitors.