Beacon MMA Fighter becomes 2 Weight-class Champion
Four weeks into the New Year, and Beacon MMA fighter Cub Wassweiler has seized another championship title. The Beacon MMA fighter and his team headed up to the state capital on Saturday evening for his Lightweight Title fight. Cage Wars: 35 set the tone for an exciting evening of fights for MMA fans at the historic Washington Avenue Armory in Albany, NY. The card was stacked with 12 fights, three of which were title fights. Cristian ‘Cub’ Wassweiler would be challenging for the vacant Cage Wars Lightweight Championship in the Co-Main Event of the evening. Standing across the cage from Cub, would be the hometown fighter, Justin Bressette, representing the Albany-based team of Brian Beaury Jiu Jitsu.
Success in Title Fights
There were no ‘jitters’ going into Saturday night’s title fight. It was a familiar feeling for Cub, who in his previous outing, challenged Noah Donawa for the A.C.C. Featherweight title(145 lbs.). A fight that Cub won :56 seconds into the first round via submission. It would take Cub just an additional two seconds to capture the Lightweight Title Saturday night. After a few grappling exchanges, the Beacon MMA fighter would submit Bressette in just 58 seconds via Triangle choke, to be crowned champion. With his victory, Wassweiler is now a two-division champion, holding the 145lb Featherweight Title for A.C.C. and the 155lb Lightweight Title for Cage Wars.
Beacon Native, a lifelong Martial Artist
Wassweiler was born and raised in Beacon, NY. The Beacon native has trained at Evolution Grappling Academy for the past five years. However, the 23 yr old’s Martial Arts Journey began at a very young age. Cub has been practicing Tae Kwon Do since he was 4 years old, an art in which he holds the rank of Second Degree Blackbelt. In addition to his TKD training, he started wrestling when he was 7 years old. In 2013, Cub would continue to expand his skills and knowledge in the Martial Arts world, starting Brazilian Jiu Jitsu classes at Evolution Grappling Academy.
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