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BROGAN ‘KILLER BEE’ TO HEADLINE PXC 49

Guam’s rising female MMA straw weight star Brogan ‘Killer Bee’ Walker looks to add to her resume as she looks for her second professional MMA victory at PXC 49 scheduled for August 7th at the Calvo Field House.

By Jay Leon Guerrero

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Brogan ‘Killer Bee’ Walker getting in some ground work weeks before her second pro MMA debut. (photo by Kyle Twardowski)

The ‘Killer Bee’ will look to put on a show yet again for MMA fans next month in the ‘Terror Dome’.

Guam’s rising female MMA straw weight star Brogan Walker looks to add to her resume as she looks for her second professional MMA victory at PXC 49 scheduled for August 7th at the Calvo Field House.

Walker, who fights out of the Purebred Jiu Jitsu Academy and Elite Muay Thai, looks to showcase her skills on ‘Fight Night Friday’.
Walker (1-0 MMA, 1-0 PXC) will take to the cage for the second time with the home crowd supporting her as she takes on Gabby Romero from New Mexico.

The Killer Bee won her first fight in October of last year via unanimous decision over Korean Straw Weight veteran Yoo Jin Jung. Walker will be highly tested against Romero who has two amateur fights under her wing. Romero won both of her fights via submission and is ranked second in the state of Arizona among female straw weights after her successful finishes.

“I’ve learned so much from the first fight; I’ve been training six days a week. I’ve added strength training by working with Steve Oshiro who has been voted as best trainer on Guam. Steve really whipped me into shape and I’ll have a lot of gas in my tank this time around,” said Walker.

Stephen Roberto, who is Walker’s Jiu Jitsu coach, said that she will be ready come August 7th. “Training is going really good, everyday she learns something new. Be expecting a much improved, well-rounded game. The fans wills see some good scraps like her last fight,” said Roberto.

Roberto will be cornering Walker along with a black belt instructor from Purebred (likely Terrance Aflague, according to Roberto) and her fiancée Mike Sanchez.

Couple to fight again on the same card

Sanchez will also be on the same card for PXC 49 and will take on McKlane Alfred. Sanchez said that having both of them on the card has its advantages. “It’s definitely an advantage, we have meals and train together,” said Sanchez.

“We’ve learned from our first experience and we have a better game plan. The cardio workouts with Steve Oshiro are great and we have been working on Muay Thai and Jiu Jutsu so we are expecting to have really good fights,” he continued.

“It’s definitely an advantage for both of us being on the same card. We are a little more comfortable and we now know what to expect,” said Walker.

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Mike Sanchez, finance of Brogan, will also be on the card for his second pro MMA debut as well. (photo by Kyle Twardowski)

Mixed Martial Arts Background

Despite this being only her second professional fight, the 25-year-old Walker brings a heavy load of martial arts experience to the ‘Terror Dome’. Walker is a gold and silver Asian Open Jiu Jitsu medalist. She won last year in Japan at the Asian Open in her weight class and added some icing on the cake by later winning silver in the absolute division.

“Winning in the absolute division in Japan last year was a major accomplishment because it’s an open weight.”

She also won a world level silver medal in the blue belt division in California.

“I actually started out when I was really young in Karate and now I’m teaching Muay Thai. I got into Jiu Jitsu after I met my fiancée, Mike, who is now a brown belt. I teach a lot of little ones, ages 6-and-up, and a lot of girls take my training classes. I’ve been working with young girls for over two years now. It’s a big deal for me to set a good example and be professional. They are all watching me, their parents are all sending me emails and they are all coming out to watch as well,” said Walker.

Walker is thankful for her opportunities and urges all MMA fans to come out and watch the fights on August 7th. “I really need to thank the Pacific Xtreme Combat. It’s hard to find someone to fight but they made it happen. Gabby Romero wasn’t actually the opponent I was scheduled to fight, she is actually the third replacement,” said Walker.

“After the first cancellation, we really just sat down and decided to just keep working on all aspects of mixed martial arts,” said Roberto.

“I’m really going to bring my best. The last PXC was a success and I’ve grown much since then so you guys are going to see a better fight, plus some,” said Walker.

Tickets are still available for PXC 49 which will feature local fighters Frank “the Crank” Camacho, Trevin Jones, Tyrone Jones, Jarome Cruz, Ricky Camp, Frank Meno, Eric Gatmen and McKlane Alfred. Tickets are on sale at ALL Circle K 76 locations, Andersen ITT and MWR, VIP tickets are available only at Cars Plus in Maite.

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Brogan Walker, Tropical Productions Tiffany Tam, and Purebred’s Steve Roberto take time for a photo opt. (photo by Kyle Twardowski)

 

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