Written by Rico DiSciullo – Photo by Will Paul
My name is Rico DiSciullo and I’m an undefeated mixed martial artist.
On April 16, I’m back in the cage at CES MMA 35 at the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Mass. — right in my backyard.
When my friends at MMA Mad asked me to write a weekly blog heading into my fight, I jumped at the opportunity.
Though I haven’t always been an avid writer, I’m excited to give my followers an inside look at my life heading into camp.
First, a bit of background info about me.
I was born and raised in Peabody, and I’ve always loved sports — and I’ve always been pretty good at them.
After high school — when I didn’t have sports in my life, for basically the first time in my life — I was introduced to MMA.
I was going for a run and, as I crossed a building, I heard bags being hit and bells going off inside.
I stopped to take a look inside the building — Sityodtong Boston, I would soon find out — and I haven’t left yet.
As an amateur, I went about 10-3, winning a couple tournaments in Florida with the help of my “cousin” Charles Rosa, before making my professional debut for Bellator in 2013.
I’ve since racked up a 5-0 record and, with a big win in April, I’m hopeful a UFC call is coming soon.
I’m ready to fight the best of the best, and I’m so hungry to get back in the cage to continue showing that I belong among the elite in the sport.
Thank you for joining me on my journey — I really appreciate all of my supporters, and I can’t wait to put on another show, April 16 in Beverly.
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