Environmental scientist turned pro MMA fighter looks for pro win number 2 at Legacy FC 31
HOUSTON, TX, June 11, 2014 – From top to bottom the Legacy Fighting Championship 31 fight card is stacked with exciting and intriguing matches. The card’s preliminary portion features many of Houston MMA’s newest crop of up and comers like Ricky Turcios, Kolton Englund and our latest fighter in focus, Aaron Reeves.
Fighting out of Houston’s Metro Fight Club, Aaron Reeves (1-0) is an environmental scientist who also happens to fight in cages. The 24 year-old debuted under the bright lights as a pro at Legacy FC 27 against Julius Holmes, where he won by unanimous decision. The Houston native will try to make it two in a row when he faces Steven Rodriguez (2-2) at Legacy FC 31.
Reeves will be fighting in his hometown of Houston for the second time in a row. He understands that there are advantages and disadvantages that come with having an entire crowd behind you. He noted, “Being the hometown guy means you have to win or friends will forever bag on you.” Needless to say, Reeves is doing everything in his power to avoid any potential teasing from his friends and teammates. The Metro Fight Club representative has been preparing under the watchful eye of Saul Soliz, who he affectionately calls “The man with the plan.” When asked about his coach’s actual plan, Reeves opted for suspense: “oh, you’ll find out on the 13th.”
Experience-wise, Aaron Reeves has been training in mixed martial arts for less than three years. In that short time span he’s already been in the cage 5 times, four of these matches being at the amateur level. Aside from a draw against Chad Martin, Reeves has yet to taste defeat. The environmental scientist is confident in his abilities and preparation because he has put in the work hours with the right training partners. When preparing for his fight against Steven Rodriguez, Reeves “typically” sparred with “Jason Langellier, Gabriel Valdez, Luis Lara, Adiran Yanez, Eric Valdez, [Randy Hauer], two very violent Sri Lankan’s and Mike Bronzoulis [who would] roll through sometimes.”
Having such stiff competition day in and day out at Metro Fight Club has prepared Reeves for whatever Rodriguez throws his way. The Saul Soliz trained fighter does not know much about his opponent, but promises fight fans that their bout “will be a show.” Reeves is extremely confident in his ability to bring home the W, but “not cocky enough for Ali-style predictions.” All he knows is that he’s been putting in many hours of, often “torturous” training in order to improve his skill set in as many ways possible.
Looking ahead to Legacy Fighting Championship 31 Aaron will be facing a fighter with four times the experience as him at the professional fighting level, but his work ethic and scientific approach to life makes him confident that we will have his hand raised come June 13th. The Houstonian is ready to represent his hometown proudly and wanted to thank his “coaches Saul Soliz, and Jared lewis, all [his] training partners and [his] family for preparing and bearing with [him] this camp.” Reeves is excited and ready for his fight against Rodriguez. He wanted readers to “just know, it’s about to go down!”