Written by Greg Rebello – Photo by Ian Barnard
My name is Greg Rebello and I’m a professional heavyweight fighter from Providence.
Leading up to my fight at CES MMA 33 on March 11 at Twin River Casino, my friends at MMA Mad asked me to write about myself and my experience during training camp, and I was more than happy to say yes.
I’ll get right to it with a bit of background information about me.
I was born in Cape Cod and played hockey until I was 20.
As my junior hockey career was coming to a close, I wanted something else to do, and I’ve always been a physical person.
Truth be told, I was more of a goal-scorer than an enforcer, but I pretty much fell into fighting MMA.
I made my professional debut back in 2005. More than 10 years later, I’m still in the sport. I’m currently 19-6, with 11 wins by knockout, and on a three-fight win streak.
Thanks in large part to my coaches and training partners at Sityodtong Boston, Tri-Force MMA and Daniel Gracie’s, I’m more than comfortable to fight on the ground, or go 15 hard minutes.
But I’ve always preferred knockouts — the quicker, the better.
And that’s exactly what I’m looking for when I return to action against Keith Bell on March 11. I notched a first-round KO over Bellator vet Mike Mucitelli in my last trip to the CES MMA cage, and nothing would make me happier than to give Keith the same treatment.
I’m excited for this opportunity to flex my writing muscles, and I’m hoping you join me here every week to keep up to date on how my training camp is going.
All the best!
Tune in every Monday for another edition of the Greg Rebello Pro Blog, leading up to his fight with Keith Bell at CES MMA 33.