As any prospect who aspires to knock on the UFC‘s door will tell you, getting there and sticking around is half the battle. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a redwood razor falcon looking to soar in the sky while sharpening his talons against UFC featherweights. A professional mixed martial artist since October 2012 and representing Pinnacle Mixed Martial Arts, Jamall Emmers owns a 17-5 record in 22 bouts comprised of seven knockouts, seven decisions, and three submissions. Prior to debuting with the UFC in March 2020 at UFC 248, Emmers fought for numerous promotions including Legacy Fighting Alliance and has finished 10 of his 17 victories thus far in his career as a pro-MMA fighter. He appeared on week three during the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018.
In his MMA debut, he submitted James Gonzalez via rear-naked choke in the second round. Emmers defeated his next three opponents that included wins over Brett Ewing and Ernest de la Cruz. He defeated Ewing for the second time via unanimous decision at Hero FC 1. Emmers defeated Chris Pecero via TKO in the third round and Michael Rodriguez via TKO in round one. He tapped out Merwyn Rivera in the first round via rear-naked choke at TPF 23. Emmers defeated Ray Cervera via unanimous decision at TPF 25. At RFA 41 he defeated Rivaldo Junior via unanimous decision. Emmers defeated Cory Sandhagen via unanimous decision at LFA 5. At GKO 11 he defeated Chris Avila via unanimous decision. Emmers defeated Guilherme Faria de Souza via TKO in the third round at LFA 36. He defeated Caio Machado and Fard Muhamad. At FFC 38 Emmers defeated Jay Cucciniello via TKO in the first round.
In the main event of LFA 81, Emmers tapped out Brazil’s Rafael Barbosa via arm-triangle choke in round three to earn the third submission victory of his professional career. With double-digit experience in the MMA game, Emmers is proof positive that you should never count a person out even if the journey ends up taking a lot longer then one might expect!