A purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Reece can often be found training at Braveheart MMA under the tutelage of Scotland’s number one MMA fighter Stevie Ray. When training there Reece has been able to find himself in a coaching position, taking the Gi classes at the gym, thoroughly enjoying this situation that he’s in he does not see himself slowing down and instead he believes 2020 is his time to make big waves in not only the Scottish BJJ scene but he’s also aiming to make his name known throughout the UK. With a probable high-profile match on the horizon in the future with Scottish Grappling Invitational and a match on Scotland’s new debut grappling show Breaking Point against rising prospect Patrick Rowan, he believes that these are the perfect opportunities that he needs to highlight his potential. He plans on getting on one of the top UK shows with focus and desire steering towards a potential GrappleFest match.
He impressed at SGI, the top show for grappling in the UK by going 2-0 throughout the year as well as winning the 50 Shades of Violence tournament, beating solid opposition, winning 3 matches that day, two by decision and by winning the final via, what he calls the “Reece-Tima Lock“, having this nickname due to the high success he finds when attacking this position, he has stated that he believes the concentration on the Danaher leg lock entry system is solid and with everyone doing it he believes certain leg entries have been forgotten about and he uses these negligent defensive mechanisms to his advantage to pick up the win. See 29 minutes, 17 seconds for his match below
For the future in Scotland, he has expressed interest in grappling Scotland’s best at purple belt and has stated that he would like to be matched against SGI Champion Kevin McAloon, he has said this match interests him as they both get along with each other and have a mutual respect for the other and he would be interested in making people take note of his talents and he believes a match with Kevin could be the moment that he needs to highlight his potential.
When asked who he would like to thank Reece stated he owes it to all the guys at Higher Level, Braveheart MMA and Scottish Martial Arts Centre, he believes training with people like Craig McIntosh and Stevie Ray are monumental in developing his grappling since they are some of the very best grapplers that Scotland has to offer, he believes everyone he trains with has been important to his development, except for Jamie Gardner, he didn’t contribute at all.