Fighter Bio: Get to Know Hawaiian Prospect Kevin Natividad

LFA Kevin Natividad
Credit: LFA Facebook

Kevin Natividad is an 8-1 Hawaiian bantamweight in the LFA promotion and we got to know more about him.

Biographical Information:

  • Nickname: Quicksand
  • Age: 26
  • Height: 5’6″
  • Reach: 70.5″
  • Weight Class: Bantamweight
  • Record: 8-1
  • Method: 4 KO/TKO, 1 Submission
  • Arizona Sports Combat
  • Lives in Tempe, Arizona

List of Accomplishments:

Destiny MMA Amateur Bantamweight and Flyweight Champion

2016 USA MMA National Bantamweight Champion

Purple Belt in BJJ with Nova Uniao

  • Favorite striking and grappling technique?
    My left hook and my triangle choke.
  • Any MMA fighters that inspired you?
    BJ Penn and Max Holloway because of the impact they have given to the sport, showing that the fighters in Hawaii are warriors. You know fighting a Hawaiian on his or her A-game is gonna be tough! Also, a young Sugar Ray Leonard, Ramon Dekkers, and Manny Pacquiao!
  • Favorite current fighter?
    I have a few: Max Holloway, Demetrious Johnson, Israel Adesanya, Vasyl Lomachenko, Jorge Linares, and Terence Crawford!
  • Lion King or Toy Story? 
    Lion King.
  • PlayStation or Xbox? 
  • Skittles or M&M’s? 
  • Favorite song? 
    I Used To Love H.E.R by Common
  • Favorite TV show? 
    Naruto Shippuden!
  • Favorite Movie?
    Hopefully Avengers Endgame, other than that, it’s hard for me to pick one of those.
  • Cats or dogs?

While he was born in Texas, due to his father being in the military, Kevin Natividad was raised in Ewa Beach, Hawaii. Growing up in Hawaii, all Natividad did was fight and had a good mix of his friends that wrestled. Natividad, being a big fan of boxing, he and his friends decided to put fights together at the beach or at a park near his house. A few months after that, he started training with a Nova Uniao BJJ team called 86 BJJ, under Paul Ano.

When he started training and getting into it, he realized there’s a lot more he needed to learn to be good at this sport. He’s been addicted ever since. Before he moved to Arizona, he had a BJJ background and about a year of Kempo Karate when he was in grade school. Natividad held his whole amateur career in Hawaii, building up an impressive 13-1 record. Natividad made his professional debut in November of 2016. He only has one loss in his pro career winning four before and after that loss. The Hawaiian has fought for Combate Americas and has had four fights with LFA.

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