Fight Path: From ‘The Sandlot’ to Marines to Peru to pro MMA for Martin Davila

February 19, 2015 by
Filed under: MMA News, Press Release 

By: MMAjunkie Staff February 19, 2015

Martin Davila had already described his mother’s deportation to Peru, his enlistment in the Marines to find guidance in his life (and avoid being kicked out of his father’s house), his time in Iraq, and his time in South Korea.

His biggest laugh during the conversation came when he was asked about the start of his amateur MMA career.

“Only me,” Davila told MMAjunkie. “It’s so funny.”

The joke is this: Davila prepared for his first two amateur MMA fights while he was out in the field training with his Marines unit. He was cutting weight in the final week by bringing his own food and doing extra workouts after his unit finished its brutal tactical work for the day.

It was a tough way to start a career, but Davila has made the most out of it. After an impressive amateur career and an eight-year career serving his country in the Marines, the flyweight is 1-0 as an MMA pro. He’s now set to face Huiber Garcia Huerta (0-0) on Saturday at “Strike Off 4” while hoping to capitalize off an impressive pro debut this past May.

“I’m excited because my mom can watch the fight (on Go Fight Live,,” he said. “And so can my other friends and family, so that makes me happy. I’m feeling great, and I’m ready”

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