LXF Fighter Spotlight: JJ Buckner LXF 3

JJ Buckner to face Jeremy Montijo in rematch at LXF 3 for championship belt.

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LXF Fighter Spotlight: JJ Buckner LXF 3
The LXF D-League championship title is on the line in this CAMO affair. Up-and-coming prospect JJ Buckner (4-1) will also step in the cage in a rematch against Jeremy Montijo (2-2) for the inaugural 135-pound LXF D-League Championship Title in a CAMO affair. Buckner bested Montijo in a close and competitive fight in March, and the two will meet again to settle the score - hoping this time, in more convincing fashion. Name: JJ Buckner Birthday: March 26, 1997 (Age 22) Birthplace: Long Beach, CA Hometown: Tarzana, CA Ethnicity: African-American Gym: TGP Amateur MMA Record: 4-1
Why did you want to become an MMA fighter?
I loved the sport and love smashing people in the cage.

How would you describe your fighting style? What can fans expect from your fights?
I’m an explosive striker. Fans can expect a finish every time they see me fight.

What is your favorite submission move?
Rear-naked choke

If there was one fighter you would model and then build for yourself after, who would it be?
Sodiq Yusuff

Do you have a job or career outside of MMA? If so, what is it?
No. I only train full time.

What was your family life like growing up? What is it like now? How has MMA impacted you and your family’s life throughout?
There were lots of challenges to deal with, but life is good now. MMA has changed me for the better. I’ve become more disciplined and focused on what’s important.

What is the highlight of your career thus far?
My favorite moment is scoring a knockout in 10 seconds.

What are your hobbies outside of MMA?
I love to play video games and hang out with friends. I’m a homebody.

What is a little-known fact about you that you’d like to share?
I’m a really chill person - until I step into the cage.

What is your favorite food?
Chicken wings

Who is your favorite sports team?
Los Angeles Clippers

What is your favorite TV show?
Breaking Bad

Who is your favorite musician?
Travis Scott

LXF 3 will air tape-delayed on regional Fox Sports channels in the Los Angeles, San Diego, Texas, Florida, Arizona and Ohio markets.

Tickets for LXF 3 can be purchased starting at $65 online on this site or at the Commerce Casino box office on Saturday, September 21. VIP Dinner and Bottle Service Tables are also available.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the action begins at 7 p.m. All bouts are subject to change.

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