Born in Cavite City, Philippines.
Raised in Gloucestershire, England.
Lives & works on the Gold Coast, Australia.
I was born to a Filipino mother and an English father who met in Hong Kong. I immigrated to England and spent my childhood with my younger sister, in the town of Cheltenham. From an early age, my competitive nature was evident as I participated in a variety of sports. These were mainly Swimming, Gymnastics and Karate. As a teenager, I started playing Hockey, later making the County team.
In 2009, I achieved an English and History BA Joint Honors Degree at the University of the West of England, Bristol. In my first year of study, I was attacked while working as a charity fundraiser. This incident and a string of dis-empowering events prompted me to start boxing. My confidence grew and this weekly class quickly developed into a daily discipline of mixed martial arts training (MMA).
I went onto achieve a Postgraduate Certificate at the University of Gloucestershire and began working at an Independent charity. During this time, I explored different styles; Muay Thai, MMA, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ), Wrestling, Arnis and Capoeira. I found an affinity with Muay Thai and I resolved to go to Thailand with the aim of fighting there.
I left the UK in 2011 and began a journey across the globe, which lead me to win fights in Bangkok and Phuket. I then returned to my motherland, the Philippines to study the National Sport of Arnis and the Filipino martial art Yaw-Yan Fervilleon. Since then, I have continued to travel, cross-train and fight across the world.
Lange's MMA on the Northern Beaches in Sydney is where I launched my professional career as a Mixed Martial Artist, signing with One Championship in 2015. I received my purple belt in BJJ, under 4th degree black belt Anthony Lange (Will/Machado) in 2018 and return regularly to the club, which is my base camp.
I joined Jackson Wink MMA Academy and relocated to the BMF Ranch in Edgewood, New Mexico in 2017. Then my heart led me back to Muay Thai.
I won the MTQ State Championships, MTA National Championships & WKBF East Coast Title in 2018 under the tutelage of Wayne and Angie Parr (Boonchu Gym). I went onto win the WKBF Queensland Light Atomweight Title and the National Championships for a second time. My record has improved to 18 fights: 16 wins; 2 losses.
My next fight for the WBC State Title was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions. Prior to the pandemic, I was working towards a World title shot and can't wait to get back in the ring.
For more about me, feel free to check out the following links: The Kilapino; Personal training; Long road blog.