Ray Cooper III is among the most fun athletes on this planet of MMA at the moment. In Hawaii, when you find yourself actually good at one thing, your friends will name you a “Hammah,” and there’s little question that “The Bradda Boy” is simply that. Combating out of Pearl Metropolis, HI, the 28-year-old, who has a professional MMA record of 23-7-1, will defend his PFL world welterweight championship title in opposition to his outdated nemesis Magomed Magomedkerimov on Oct. 27, on the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL.
In his first go round with the PFL again in 2018, Cooper made all of it the way in which to the ultimate bracket and regarded sturdy and in prime combating situation, however was made to faucet out after a momentary mistake led to him being pressured right into a guillotine by Russia’s Magomedkerimov within the second spherical. Undeterred, Cooper returned to the PFL in 2019, and this time, in a match that didn’t embody Magomedkerimov, the Hawaiian took house the gold and a cool $1 million after an thrilling match last that noticed him pound-down David Michaud.
Attributable to COVID, there was no PFL match in 2020, however 2021 is proving to be a thriller that’s making up for misplaced time, as Cooper is as soon as once more set to conflict with Magomedkerimov, in a rematch that he hopes won’t solely see him defend the title and earn one other $1 million payday, but in addition avenge his loss from 2018.
Whereas taking his household for a trip to go to his grandmother, the champion gave 5 stable the reason why he stays an MMA star crushing the competitors.