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Muhammad Ali’s Grandson Ready To Make His MMA Debut

A grandson of former boxing world champion Muhammad Ali will make his mixed martial arts debut Friday night.

The grandson of Muhammad Ali will fight at Fusion Fight League Friday.

Biaggio Ali-Walsh, the grandson of the legendary boxer, will take on Devin Rothwell in an amateur bout.

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The event, Rumble Under the Rims at First Interstate Arena, takes place from Billings and the MetraPark Arena. The event airs live on FITE.

In the headline bout, David Bollea battles Kerry Lattimer in a lightweight contest.

Ali-Walsh comes in with a strong background in striking, something he plans to use. He has also been working to improve his all-around skills.

“I would say that growing up in the world of boxing would make me a striker but I do find myself pretty well-rounded. I began training with no specific base and started learning all the disciplines at the same time,” Ali-Walsh said. “I have been training MMA for a total of about 2-to-2.5 years now. Covid hit shortly after I began training so there was obviously a lil delay but I worked out in the garage during that time.

“I train every day two-or-three times a day.”

A former college football athlete, Ali-Walsh saw mixed martial arts as a way to better himself.

“After college football I felt very lost and didn’t like where my life was heading,” he said. “Pursuing MMA makes me feel more emotionally, spiritually, physically, and mentally positive.”

He has been training at Xtreme Couture ahead of the fight with goals of reaching the top of the MMA world.

“My friend trained at Xtreme and said it was a great gym so I went in for a day and the rest is history,” he said. “I want to become a champion. To be it doesn’t matter the organization or promotion. I just want to make a name for myself and continue the tradition of fighting in my family.”

To purchase the event, check out FITETV.

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