After a big win back in February against Christian Rios, Andrew is back fighting live TONITE at Tachi Palace.
Here we made it easy for you, just click the link below and it takes you directly to the live streaming. At 6:30 though, not right now. Feel free to bookmark it and set yourself a reminder to grab a 12 pack – or 6 pack depending how you roll, invite your boys or your girls over and get comfortable. Andrew is not only a greatly skilled fighter but he is also a crowd pleaser!
An interview he just did for NextMMAFighter. My favorite line, besides where he gives us a shout out, “If he stands-and-bangs I don’t see him making it past the first round.”
NMMF: Andrew, this is your first time fighting for Tachi Palace, a well respected promotion in the area, how do you feel about being at this level?
AV: Tachi palace is the place to be for the 125ers I’m glad I finally got my foot in the door. Level-wise I feel like I’m ready to shake up this 125 division. Hopefully I can make this my new home.
NMMF: Tell us about your background and a little bit about your training and gym.
AV:My background: I’m a 100% Cung Le fighter Sanshou fighter, I love to stand-and-bang. Training has been good; we have a strong tough team at Cung Le ADA and we had a few fighters fighting the same month as me, so we all help each other out.
NMMF:Martin Sandoval is a very game competitor, how do you see this playing out?
AV:Martin Sandoval is a good wrestler. His stand-up isn’t as good as mine; once we trade and feels it he will start shooting in but I’m ready to stuff the takedowns. If he stands-and-bangs I dont see him making it past the first round.
NMMF:What was the defining moment that convinced you that MMA was your path?
AV: Defining moment I always wanted to be an mma fighter: when I was young I told Cung Le that’s what I wanted to do. He said once I turn 18 he will get me in the cage. MMA is taking over and I love the sport.
NMMF:Thank you for your time, Andrew. Do you have anyone you’d like to thank?
AV: I would like to thank my mom, Bertha Kimrey. Without her I wouldn’t be a fighter. Also Cung Le and my corner Sal Gallardo, Javier Gonzales, and Jane Estioko. I can’t forget Sponsors: Knoxx, En Tu Cara, GFY, R&R Refuse Routine. I give a shou-out to Cung Le and thank you for the interview
We’d like to thank you Andrew, for always reppin’ R&R and being down for the cause and of course for whoopin ass.