BIO AND CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Frankie has been with Fight Ready since its inception, and was with The Den/Lion’s Den Scottsdale since 2008. Prior to his tenure at Fight Ready, he coached the Maryvale High School wrestling team for five years after his collegiate wrestling career at ASU and the University of Northern Colorado was over. In high school, Frankie won a State Championship in wrestling, and was a state runner-up as a sophomore, and placed fourth as a freshman. He earned All-American honors in Freestyle, Greco Roman and Folk style wrestling.
As a professional MMA fighter, Frankie has amassed an 11-5 record, six of those fights took place in the UFC. Frankie has held the King of the Cage bantamweight championship belt, Coalition of Combat featherweight championship belt, and the World Fighting Federation featherweight championship belt prior to joining the ranks of the UFC division.
WHAT Frankie SAYS ABOUT HIS GROUP CLASSES
I teach Technical Striking and MMA classes at Fight Ready. In both classes, I like to incorporate Dutch-style drilling, which is a great way to learn range and distance. The Dutch-style drills also help people learn how to counter well, and helps people set up different combinations. I’m very excited about the MMA classes. They are growing, and I would love to put some more fighters on the map.
LIFE OUTSIDE OF THE GYM
I currently work with the EAFL Elite Amateur Fight League as a commentator, and I am growing to love this venture. After my fighting career is over, I see a great future in sitting cage-side and calling fights. If I can’t be in the cage, what better place is there than to be next to it calling the fights? I currently live in Scottsdale with my fiancé Lena, our 5-year-old daughter Laila, my boy Kasen, and our dog Cali. I love spending time with family especially on the beach. My hobbies include MTN bike riding and hot yoga.