Angel Cejudo is our head wrestling coach at Fight Ready MMA. He continues his work on the mat as the head coach of Olympus Wrestling Club. Angel grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and attended Maryvale High School where his passion for the sport allowed him to go undefeated all four years carrying a 152-0 record, bringing home four state championship titles, and making him one of the most decorated wrestlers from Arizona. After high school he continued his career in wrestling at the Olympic training center.
In 2005 he went on to the FILA Junior Freestyle World Team and in 2008 Angel represented the U.S. winning at the Dave Schultz Memorial International Freestyle Wrestling Tournament. Later that year he entered the U.S. Olympic trials where he trained with his brother Henry Cejudo, who himself went on to win the Olympic Gold Medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In 2009 Angel joined the Army where he wrestled for the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) and in 2010 he took bronze at the Military World Championship. Angel has had the opportunity to train with some of the best coaches in the world, such as Terry Brands, Kevin Jackson, and Sergei Beloglazov. Through the many trials and tribulations of Angel’s wrestling career has kept focus on his family and learned from his many tournaments, mentors, and experiences how to develop an outlook that allows him to contribute this knowledge towards the club.
Paris teaches our adult and youth BBJ classes here at Fight Ready MMA. Paris started his MMA career at an early age doing wrestling and eventually competing in local NAGA tournaments and eventually turning Pro in MMA by competing in local circuits through AZ. Paris is a IBJJF national champion, a fourth degree brown belt in Jiu Jitsu and is pursuing his black belt under Carlos Farias. Paris has a great attitude and an obvious love for MMA and coaching.
Frankie has been with Fight Ready since its inception and was with The Den/Lion’s Den Scottsdale since 2008. He also coached the Maryvale High School wrestling team for five years after his collegiate wrestling career at Arizona State University and the University of Northern Colorado.
He lives in North Scottsdale with his fiancé, 3 year old daughter and their pit pull “LuLu”.
Frankie was a two-time High School State Wrestling Champion and an All-American in Freestyle, Greco Roman and Folkstyle. He is an active UFC fighter and currently holds the King of the Cage bantamweight championship belt, Coalition of Combat featherweight championship belt and the previously held the World Fighting Federation feather Championship belt.
Benny coaches the core of our adult striking classes and many would say that he is the heart-beat of the gym. His road to coaching started with his own fitness goals and challenges. Benny started training at Fight Ready as a member in 2007 at which time he weighed 285 lbs. He worked hard to get the weight off and eventually reached his goal of fighting professionally at 155 lbs! Maybe it it his own personal struggle that has given him a different feel for the needs of the members he coaches.
Beginner or advanced everybody loves Benny!