Fighter Bio: Get to Know Lightweight Prospect James Wallace

James Wallace DWCS 2019 Week 3
James Wallace Credit: LFA Facebook

James Wallace is a 9-2 prospect with fights in both Bellator and LFA thus far, and we got to know more about him.

Biographical Information:

  • Nickname: Jesse
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5’10″
  • Weight Class: Lightweight
  • Record: 9-2
  • Win Streak: 4
  • Method: 2 KO/TKO, 7 Submissions
  • Miller Martial Arts and Fitness/ATT
  • Lives in Warner Robins, Georgia
  • Management: First Round Management


List of Accomplishments:

  • Purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
  • SFC Professional Lightweight Champion
  • Amateur V3 Lightweight Champion
  • Amateur BFC Lightweight Champion
  • Amateur ICC Lightweight Champion
  • Amateur ICF Lightweight Champion
  • What do you like to do outside of fighting?
    Play Xbox and spend time with my wife and daughter.
  • Favorite striking and grappling technique?
    Striking is any form of uppercut, hook, or straight. Grappling is the triangle choke.
  • Any MMA fighters that inspired you?
    My first were Jason Mayhem Miller and Dustin Poirier.
  • Favorite current fighter?
    Dustin Poirier.
  • Lion King or Toy Story? 
    Toy Story.
  • PlayStation or Xbox? 
    I have both but play Xbox more.
  • Skittles or M&M’s? 
  • Favorite song? 
    Right now it’s Middle Child by J Cole.
  • Favorite TV show? 
    Chappelle’s Show.
  • Favorite Movie?
    American Gangster.
  • Cats or dogs?
    Dogs all day.

When James Wallace was 14-years-old, a family friend in Steven Gaines got him into MMA and he’s trained in MMA and jiu-jitsu ever since. He played a various amount of sports growing up, but when he found MMA in the offseason he fell in love and focused solely on that. Wallace had a lengthy career as an amateur winning multiple titles, going 16-4 before switching to pro in 2015. Wallace has fought for regional promotions to big promotions like V3 Fights, LFA, and Bellator MMA.

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