Andrija Pavlic Finally Gets His Opponent
Andrija Pavlic is set to compete on Friday September 12th at the 13th installment of the Ultimate Cage Wars in Winnipeg, Manitoba, taking place at the Winnipeg Convention Center.
Pavlic trains at the Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts, and is trained and coached by BJJ Black belt and one of Winnipeg’s MMA legends Curtis Brigham. Curtis stepped away from competing a few years ago and has been focusing his time on building his fight team. Pavlic was a great addition and is going to have his professional debut after having gone 3-0 as an amateur.
Andrija was set to make his professional debut on a few occasions but his opponents pulled out with little to no time left and no suitable opponent could be found on such short notice. This match Pavlic was set to face a 205er from Saskatchewan who went AWOL the past week, and yet again Pavlic was in jeopardy of not having a fight. Team Quest’s Isaias Alvarado was set to fight at 185, but agreed to step up and fight Pavlic and now Pavlic gets what he’s always wanted, to fight professional MMA.
After 7 years in the military, achieving the rank of Corporal, tours in Afghanistan, as well as Bosnia, and is currently a correctional officer at Stony Mountain Institution (a Medium Security Federal Prison); Pavlic has seen it all. He’s not an easily phased individual and has trained hard for this fight preparing himself for the best and worst scenarios through the rigorous training at the WAMMA school. With Lyndsey Hawkes and David Horvath assisting Brigham with the training. Pavlic trains in BJJ, Muay Thai, weights, lots of conditioning, and likes to finish off a hard class with some sprints.
Pavlic is happily married and although not a huge fan of watching the sport herself, his wife is fully supportive of his fighting career, and helps fuel his passion to do well in the sport of MMA. Pavlic would like to thank his family, training partners, friends, and would like everybody to Support the Troops!
Cageplay.com wishes Andrija good luck and looks forward to his debut.