To become a household name in the mixed martial arts world, fighters from every conceived corner of the globe has to walk the walk and talk the talk. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a flaming southern torch whose tornadic assaults’ has his foes singing the Beale street blues at 170 pounds. A professional mixed martial artist since April 2014 and representing Memphis Judo and Jiu-Jitsu, Jaleel Willis owns a 12-2 record in 14 professional bouts comprised of seven decisions and five knockouts. Willis has fought for LFA, V3 Fights Summit Fighting Championships and Bellator MMA. All five of his knockouts have come inside of round one.
In his MMA debut at SFC 4, he defeated Kassidy Owens via TKO in the first round. Willis also defeated Brian Brooks and Adam Nash. He defeated his next two opponents via TKO in Dameon Melton and Tony Ledbetter. Then at WSOF 27, Willis faced Chauncey Foxworth and defeated him via unanimous decision. He also defeated Omar Johnson via unanimous decision at Bellator 162. In the main event of V3 Fights, 60 Willis took on Nolan Norwood and defeated him via unanimous decision. For his second outing under the LFA banner at LFA 42, he defeated Chael-Erwin Davis via TKO in the first round to earn his fifth knockout win as a professional. Willis defeated Dakota Bush via unanimous decision in his fourth and final appearance with Legacy Fighting Alliance at LFA 67. He defeated James Warfield Lane via unanimous decision in the headliner of Altitude MMA Fights 19.
At Summit Fighting Championships 34, Willis faced James Horne and went on to defeat him via unanimous decision. The victory also secured Willis the seventh decision win in his professional career. In these uncertain times, the torchbearer of the southern MMA circuit forever keeps it 100 per cent real with his attitude towards fighting in his quest to be volunteer number one!