May 8, 2007- Fighter watch is a new feature on MMA-Fighter about upcoming Pro and Amateur MMA Fighters. This week we take a look at amateur fighter Brendon O’Dell. Brendon is the current Rocky Mountain States Welterweight Champion and looks to increase his trophy case this weekend when he takes on Kyle Johnson at Kick Down 37 for the Kick Down Welterweight Title. Photo by: MartialArtsRadio.com
Name: Brendon O’Dell
Place of birth: Okinawa, Japan
Amateur Fight Record: 6-1
Brad Doerges – Do you have a nickname? If so where did it come from?
Brendon O’Dell – Hollywood, My Friend Tanner was the first to start calling me Hollywood. Everyone would go get water and take a break and I would go to my bag and get on my cell phone.
Brad – How long have you competed in MMA?
Brendon – I have been training and fighting for about 16 months now.
Brad – How did you get started in MMA?
Brendon – I don’t know I just did it one day out of the blue. I really liked BJJ when I was in the army and we would always fight in the back bay area, and I always talked about fighting like they do in UFC and Pride. Then my Tattoo guy said there is a gym up the street and to go check it out. I called the gym owner and he called me back. Been doing it ever since.
Brad – When Did you know that you wanted to compete?