GetDown Fights is an Amateur MMA Promotion and Events Company in Southern California. Founded by co-owners of Total MMA Studios and long time fighters Juliano Prado and Adriano Nasal, GetDown Fights has provided an avenue for fighters to compete from all around California with the best talent in the area. GetDown Fights is a product of Juliano and Adriano’s passion for MMA and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. After participating, promoting, and hosting multiple promotions, Juliano and Adriano knew a place was needed where they could release their talents to the Southern California Community.
GetDown Fights began in October of 2012. Within a year and a half, it is putting on its 12th event, GetDown Fights XII, coming up on May 10th, 2014. Juliano and Adriano have both been involved in martial arts their entire life, and have been working ceaselessly to give fighters this opportunity to compete and make martial arts as big of a deal in their lives as it is for them. Juliano, a black belt 4th degree in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and long time coach at Total MMA Studios, says, “GetDown is not only about training our fighters. We get a bunch of local fighters from gyms around the area that start their career in GetDown Fights that go on to become professional. Their careers take a life of their own and become their own entity, separate from our gym. It’s impressive the level of talent that you end up developing through that, not only my guys, but also everyone that is involved.”
Adriano and Juliano believe that the level of fighting here in California, even amateur, is amazing. The pair also holds a chapter for Brazilian Top Team in Orange County; a Jiu-Jitsu team built of Jiu-Jitsu and MMA fighters. This elite group is the same who originally formed the original Carlson Gracie team, one of the greatest teams to ever be built in Brazil. To continue that elite tradition, Adriano and Juliano created GetDown fights to keep Jiu-Jitsu alive for MMA.
GetDown Fights is open to any amateur fighters across California. To participate, fighters must first obtain an amateur license from camu.mma.org. GetDown fights prides itself in fairly matching fighters according to skill level, weight class, and experience. Those who join GetDown Fights have to be ready to fight and participate in a high echelon of promotion. GetDown Fights promises a good show that promises talent, competitiveness, and entertainment.