Local MMA fighter heads to Stockton for another title belt
–Chris Elisarraras, local MMA fighter, is heading to Stockton Ca. Nov. 5 to win the Beatdown 209 135 Bantamweight title belt. Held at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium Doors 4 p.m. Fights start at 6 p.m.
The event is a California Amateur Mixed Martial Arts Organization sanctioned amateur event and fighters are matched in weight classes. Elisarraras, 24, from team Survive Me, will face off with Steven Antonio (19) from team Take Flight in the Bantamweight class 135 pounds.
Q and A with Chris Elisarraras
Q: How did you feel winning your first title belt in MMA after your fight in 559 Fights #50 Christopher Elisarraras vs. Samuel Fierro?
A: A sense of accomplishment. I had to beat 5 people to get to that point. I took it as another stepping stone I have achieved.
Q: How well prepared are you for this fight?
A: I am in the best shape I have ever been in my lie. I am more skilled as a fighter now than I have ever been. I have more confidence entering the cage.
Q: Where might we see you fight next?
A: Vegas! When I go take the King of the Cage Bantam Title belt. I would like to thank all the local sponsors & community for their support, without them this would be even harder than it already is.
His last day of training prior to the big fight was on Wednesday and he says he is as ready as he can get both mentally and physically. Elisarraras has been fighting MMA for about seven years. This will be his first fight back after a year and a half break that he took to focus on his San Luis Obispo based business Lady Luck Productions. The production company hosts events and concerts.
Elisarraras said he wanted to get back into the sport to focus on his fighting career; all male fighters are in their prime at 28 years. “I have never fought in this weight class,” he said. “I am cutting my weight, I usually fight at weight class around 145 pounds. It might be a much easier fight for me as I am fighting 20 pounds less than my last fight. I am a shorter fighter at five foot six inches and I usually fight guys around five foot eleven. It will really help and be in my benefit. I have been looking for local sponsors,” he said. “I wanted to come back and give back to the community, my first two fights back are for free for charity. I take the sport very seriously, I am going to train as hard as possible and go pro in the next year or two. I see MMA as an art statement and talent instead of just getting in the cage and killing each other.”
North County businesses interested in sponsoring local MMA fighter Chris Elisarraras can contact him via Facebook. The event starts at 6 p.m. Saturday and doors open at 4 p.m. at Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium, 525 N Center St. Stockton, Ca., 95202. For further information visit www.camo-mma.org.