California is much more than meets the eye when it comes to the world of mixed martial arts and fighting culture. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will be introduced to a kingmaker of golden crowns ready to dispense royal justice on the right side of the legal bench. A professional mixed martial artist since September 2018 and representing Absolute Jiu-Jitsu, James Settle owns a 4-3-1 record in seven appearances as a professional MMA fighter comprised of two submissions, two knockouts and a no contest. Settle fought for various regional organizations in California including California Cage Wars, and Gladiator Challenge Underground prior to making his promotional debut with Cage Warriors at Cage Warriors 139 in June 2022. He has finished all four of his victories during his time in the professional ranks with 100 percent of those wins coming inside the distance. Settle has two second-round finishes under his belt to go along with two third-round finishes over the course of his career as a professional mixed martial artist thus far. He is 1-2 under the Cage Warriors banner with a single finish under his belt in three appearances with the promotion so far with that one and only finish coming within two rounds.
In his MMA debut at California Cage Wars 8, he defeated Aaron Cohea via technical knockout in the second round. Settle tapped out Ceasar Hernandez Arauz via triangle choke in round three at Gladiator Challenge Underground. He submitted Patrick Cornett in the third round at Tuff N’ Nuff 127 to earn his second submission win as a professional.
Then in his third appearance with Cage Warriors on the preliminary card of Cage Warriors 155, Settle defeated Frans Lincol Sormin via technical knockout in round two. The win earned Settle the second knockout victory of his professional career. He also picked up victory number one under the Cage Warriors banner in the process.