Jimmy Jones & Justin Jaynes – MMA Fighters on the Rise

[singlepic id=1188 w=320 h=240 float=left]Xtreme Couture pro team fighter “Handsome” Jimmy Jones and Justin “Guitar Hero” Jaynes are two names on the rise with their MMA careers.  Jaynes will be making his pro MMA debut  at 155 lbs. at Chaos In The Cage on July 28th in Lancaster, CA. And Jones, who fights at both featherweight and bantamweight, is now 4-1 and will fight on BAMMA USA’s Badbeat 6 card on July 13 in the Commerce Center in Los Angeles.

Jones has been on a tear since his pro MMA career started.   His first pro MMA fight resulted in a first round 11 second KO and in his last fight with Superior Cage Combat, he submitted Joao Victor in the third round.  The upcoming fight will be at bantamweight vs Jose Morales who’s 4-7 as a pro.

Most recently, Jones put his boxing skills to the test which didn’t go exactly as planned.  He lost his pro debut by KO in the 3rd round and was taunted by the crowd. “It was walking into hostile territory.  Boxing’s a whole other animal I found out.  I ended up getting my butt kicked pretty bad, but I was happy to get in there and get the experience. But along the way it was not pleasant.”

He didn’t get the victory, but said the experience taught him a lesson. “I learned that I need to learn how to box better and stick with MMA for the time being, and maybe work on the hands when I have the time.  MMA is my first true love.  I love watching boxing. I grew up watching boxing, but I grew to love MMA as my #1 sport now,” Jones said.

Jaynes is a former collegiate wrestler from Michigan who just moved out to Vegas to train with Xtreme Couture.  His first professional challenge in the cage will come against Jerome Buchanan who is 1-1 as a pro.

“It’s been a long time coming,” Jaynes said. “I wrestled in college for four years. I’ve been training and fighting the whole time up to then.” Coming to Vegas to train at Xtreme Couture and delving deeper into the sport was the next step for Jaynes and his budding career as an MMA fighter. “I need to be out here. I need to be training with the best to get to the next level.”

“He has around ten amateur fights. I couldn’t find any losses on him.” The 22-year old Jaynes said he’s fought about 47 amateur fights and feels he’s gained needed experience to make his pro debut.  “I can pretty much go into any fight and there isn’t a situation I haven’t been in. I’ve been down before 4 rounds to zero comeback in the 5th and be able to finish.  I’ve been rocked and had to fight out of that.  I finish fights in every way possible and I’ve been finished in every way except for being knocked out.”


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