Fighter Bio: Get to Know LFA Featherweight Jose Mariscal

LFA Jose Mariscal
Credit: LFA Facebook

Jose Mariscal is a 26-year-old prospect who most recently fought in LFA. So we got to know a bit more about the featherweight.

Biographical Information:

  • Nickname: Chepe
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5’7″
  • Reach: 69.5″
  • Weight Class: Featherweight
  • Record: 9-3 (1 NC)
  • Win Streak: 3
  • Notable Wins: Youssef Zalal and Pat Sabatini
  • Method: 2 KO/TKO, 3 Submissions
  • Training Out of Elevation Fight Team
  • Currently Living in Denver, Colorado
  • Management: Mata Leon Management






List of Accomplishments:

  • 9x Jiu-Jitsu Champion
  • Judo Black Belt
  • Japanese Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt
  • 3x National Kickboxing Champion
  • Pan-American Kickboxing Champion
  • 3rd Place at World Kickboxing Championship
  • 3rd Place at Irish Open Kickboxing Championships
  • 2x IHSA Wrestling Regional Champion
  • 4th Place at Regionals in NJCAA Wrestling
  • Catholic League Boxing Champion
  • Golden and Silver Gloves Boxing Champion
  • Muay Thai Champion
  • 18-1 in Amateur MMA
  • 4 Amateur MMA Titles
  • IMMAF National Champion (MMA)
  • IMMAF World Champion (MMA)
  • 2x HFC Featherweight Champion
  • What do you like to do outside of fighting?
    Nothing else.. to be honest, this is all I do. Train, watch fights, and train again. Really nothing else.
  • Favorite striking and grappling technique?
    Kickboxing and jiu-jitsu.
  • Any MMA fighters that inspired you?
    The future me.
  • Lion King or Toy Story?
    Lion King
  • PlayStation or Xbox?
  • Skittles or M&M’s?
  • Favorite song?
    Dead Or Alive by Jazz Cartier
  • Favorite TV show?
    Dragon Ball Z
  • Cats or dogs?

Born in Berwyn, Illinois, Jose’s parents put him in martial arts as a kid to learn how to defend himself. Mariscal was 18-1 as an amateur with 17 finishes. He was the IMMAF National Champion and the IMMAF World Champion with four other amateur titles of his own. “Chepe” begun his professional career in October of 2014 and started off his career at 3-0. After a loss to current UFC standout Gregor Gillespie, Jose made the move down to featherweight from lightweight. One of his three losses is to another current UFC fighter, Bryce Mitchell, in what was a close decision. Since then, he is 3-0-1, and his competition throughout his career has been very good. Jose has fought for the likes of Ring of Combat, Victory FC, and Legacy Fighting Alliance.

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