Who is AJ Fletcher, the MMA fighter in Dana White’s Contender series?
AJ Fletcher is one of the new prospects to be added to the UFC roster. Her astounding success in Dana White’s Contender series recently bolstered her foray into promotion. The 24-year-old Fletcher was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in February 1997.
Hailed as a hotbed of combat sports talent, Louisiana is home to some of the most popular MMA fighters like Dustin Poirier, Daniel Cormier and more. If his work on the latest edition of DWCS is anything to say, “The Ghost” is well on its way to joining Poirier and “DC” in Louisiana MMA folklore.
The aspiring UFC welterweight fights in Lafayette, Louisiana under the tutelage of Tim Credeur of Gladiators Academy. AJ Fletcher is 5’9 “with a reach of 67”. He weighed 171.0 pounds when he was last weighed.
AJ Fletcher stuns on Dana White’s Contender series
Kicking things off for DWCS Season 5, AJ Fletcher recorded an astonishing victory over Leonardo Damiani. ‘The Ghost’ faced the Italian at UFC Apex in a welterweight crash on Tuesday.
While the fight itself didn’t last too long, AJ Fletcher assured it would leave a lasting impression on the minds of UFC President Dana White and matchmakers Mick Maynard and Sean Shelby.
Recording a knockout victory in the first round, “The Ghost” certainly made its way into the promotion with a bang. Reluctant to waste time, AJ Fletcher threw a vicious flying knee. Having no room to step back, the knee landed flush with the Italian’s chin, putting him out of the way for good.
What makes this achievement all the more impressive is that in addition to improving his 8-0, Fletcher ended Damiani’s six-fight unbeaten streak. Fletcher certainly lived up to the reputation of Louisiana-based fighters.
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