The Louisville MMA Examiner (LME) is a great platform for profiling up-and-coming talent in the Louisville area. Cody “The King” Kessinger is one of the most well-known amateur fighters around the city but he is very close to making his professional debut and any further recognition will help him reach his goals even faster. I had a chance to talk to Cody after his last fight and I wanted to help spread the word about this talented young star.
Name: Cody “The King” Kessinger
Weight Class: 135lbs
Current Record: 8-4 (6-0 at 135lbs)
LME: What is your background in the sport, and how did you first get started in MMA?
CK: I’ve been wrestling since I was 9. I have been in BJJ and MMA since I was 16.
LME: Where, and with whom do you train?
CK: Highlander MMA with BJJ Black Belt Mike Yanez, and Bronx Hill MMA.
LME: What are some of your accomplishments in the sport?
CK: Current Second2None 135lb Champion and Current Caged Punishment 135lb Champion. All wins by submission.
LME: What are some of your short term goals?
CK: To keep improving day-by-day, win more belts, get more sponsors.
LME: What is your ultimate goal?
CK: To be a UFC Champion.
LME: Do you have any big fights coming up in the near future?
CK: The event that I was supposed to fight at on 9/10 was cancelled. I fought for the first time in six months last weekend for the Kentucky Fighting Challenge and won by submission in the first round.
LME: You are sponsored by Death Punch Fight Wear from Louisville. What have they done to help you reach your goals?
CK: They back me 100%. If I need anything, they have me covered. They are a great brand that cares about fighters. I hope in the future that we will both be at the top.
You can contact Cody “The King” Kessinger and Death Punch Fight Wear at their respective Facebook fan pages:
Cody “The King” Kessinger
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