Invicta Signee, Jamie Moyle!

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Jamie Moyle

Jamie Moyle is a 115lb fighter out of Las Vegas, NV. In her amateur career, Jamie went 5-2 and was a competitor in the Tuff N Uff tournament in which the winner would earn a professional contract with Invicta Fighting Championships. Jamie defeated Jianna Denizard via TKO on April 11, 2014 to solidfy her shot at the finals for this tournament… and just a few months later, in a packed house of over 14,000 fans, Jamie defeated Molly Wren-Holmes via Unanimous Decision to win the tournament and an Invicta FC contract! Now Jamie is set to fight her first professional fight on November 1, 2014 for Invicta, the largest Women's MMA organization on the planet! Please take a moment to learn a bit about Jamie and her career as we ask her a few questions in this edition of KnockoutLounge.com's Q&A.

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All images courtesy of our good friends at Cali Fights (Marcial Marmolejo)


Early Life:

 

Tell us a bit about yourself, where did you grow up and what was life like growing up? (Family, school, friends)

I have lived in Las Vegas since I was four years old and grew up there. I lived with my parents and had two older sisters. We were always a close family and I always had someone around to play with!

 

Were you involved in any sports as a youth in or outside of school?

When I was younger, I did a couple track competitions (50-yard and 100-yard dash). I was fast but never got serious about it.  When I was 11, I started doing competitive gymnastics.  I only did it for about two years but it was really fun and a great experience for me. 

 

What is your favorite child-hood memory?

My family and I would take family vacations and go camping or visit relatives.  The memories of being carefree and hanging out with my whole family together is something I really cherish

 

Any interesting child-hood stories and/or fun facts?

When I was little I used to eat rolly pollies! And I think somehow that relates to me being good at jiu-jitsu!

 


Getting involved in MMA:

 

How did you get involved?

I got involved in MMA because living in Las Vegas, there are a lot of MMA gyms. I wanted to kickbox and ended up at a gym that had Muay Thai, jiu-jitsu, wrestling and more, so I did everything.


What discipline did you begin with and care to share a bit about your 
early experiences learning the sport(s)?

I began in Muay Thai for a couple months, then did not go back for like 2 or 3 years.  When I did go back, I took Muay Thai and jiu-jitsu.  I was a small girl but I was feisty, so I ended up learning pretty quickly.


At what point did you know you were ready to step in the cage for the 
first time?

I wanted to wait until I felt completely confident in my skills before I took a fight.  I was ready after I had trained hard everyday for a year and felt great in the gym.

 

When the cage locked behind you in your first fight, can you recall what went through your mind? How did your first fight turn out?

My mind wasn't really producing any thoughts in my first fight. I had no idea what to expect so I just was in the moment during the whole experience.  I went in there against a girl who had 5 fights, and I had no experience in any martial arts competitions, and I ended up winning.


What are 3 things you've learned while being involved in this sport?

Being in MMA, I have learned a lot about how your attitude affects what you do. Your attitude affects how fast you learn in the gym and how you train and fight.  The same is true for everyday life.

I have also learned that being part of a team and a gym is something amazing.  Everyone is always there to lift you up and support you, and vice versa. 

A third thing that I have learned is that anything can be achieved through hard work.

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Current:

What gym are you currently fighting out of?

I am currently training at Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas.


What is your current record (ammy/pro) and at what weight?

I fight at 115 lbs.  I went 5-2 as an amateur and am making my pro debut with Invicta FC on November 1.

 

Do you currently have a nickname in this sport? If so, what is it and why?

No nickname!


If you could improve one aspect of your game, what would it be and why?

I feel like I am a well rounded fighter and am always improving.


What is your most memorable experience as an MMA fighter?

My most memorable experience is when a little girl asked to take a picture with me after my second fight.  I was just thinking how strange the whole thing was haha

 

If you could offer one bit of advice to an aspiring fighter what would 
it be?

Follow your dreams!

 

Would you like to give a shout out to any sponsors individuals who have supported you?

My family. They may not be traditional sponsors, but they keep me going. I wouldn't be doing this without them.

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Future:

 

What are your goals for the future in the sport?

My goals are to continue to be the best fighter I can be and become world champion.

 

What are your thoughts on the current state of the sport and where it's headed?

Women's MMA is on the rise, and I think that it is going to continue to get more and more attention.

 

If you could change one thing in the sport, what would it be?

MMA is awesome, I wouldn't change it.

 

Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
Hanging out with my babies.
 

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Fun Facts:

Favorite Food/Dish:

Sushi

 

Favorite type of Music:

Rock/hip-hop/pop all kinds

 

Favorite Movie:

Forrest Gump


Favorite TV Show:

South Park (mostly older seasons)


Favorite Quote:

"A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step" -Lao Tzu


Do you have any children? Do you plan on having any/more?:

No children but I plan on it after I'm done fighting.


Best day of your life:

Everyday is the best day!

 

Interesting/Unknown Fact about yourself:

I love Harry Potter.


Favorite Hobbies:

Training, mostly. I also like to meditate and write.


Who is your favorite super hero and why?

My boyfriend! Because he's awesome.

 

Contact:

Twitter: @loveboatjamie

 

 


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About the Photographer

Cali Fights Magazine is a premire online publication on the verge of becoming a physical publication by the year's end. We cover top amateur and professional combat sports events throughout the entire state of California as well as surrounding states: Arizona and Nevada. Cali Fights Magazine prides itself in publishing photos of the entire event; never omiting the undercard or debuting matches. For more information or to find out how you can have us at your event, please contact Chief Photographic Editor, Marcial Marmolejo, at marcial@califights.com
 
 
Jason Przewoznik is the owner of KnockoutLounge.com. KnockoutLounge.com was created to provide a haven for up and coming Mixed Martial Artists to share their stories and their careers with the fans; Supporting ALL fighters on the rise in a not-for-profit community.
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