Getting to Know… Smealinho Rama

(photo: Rob Trudeau | Rob T Sports)

(photo: Rob Trudeau | Rob T Sports)

Name: Smealinho Rama

Height: 6’2

Walking Around Weight: 260

MMA Competition Weight Class: Heavyweight

Date of Birth: April 30 1992

City of Birth: Athens Greece

City currently residing in: Calgary Alberta

First Job: MMA

Current Job: MMA

First Car: BMW 7 series

Current Car: 2012 Chevy Avalanche

Favorite Movie: Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Favorite TV Show: Family Guy

Favorite Band/Singer: DMX

Nickname, and how you got it: Prince, not too sure how that landed, and also Bad Boy and that one is pretty self explanatory

MMA Team/Camp: Independent MMA, Canuckles MMA, Goncalves BJJ Team, 8 Weapons Muay Thai

MMA Titles Held: None, Yet

Belts attained in other combat sports: Judo Blackbelt, BJJ Blue Belt

Favorite UFC Fighter: No one in the UFC, Eddie Alvarez

MMA Inspirations/Mentor/Idol: Mike Tyson, Mohammed Ali

First Martial Arts Memory: Walking into my first MMA gym

First MMA Memory: First day of training

Greatest MMA Moment to Date: Beating Mike Hackert and becoming the No.1 Heavyweight in Canada

Funniest MMA Fighter that You Know: Chael Sonnen

Smealinho Rama handles Ryan Fortin at MFC 35.

(Photo: Rob Trudeau | Rob T Sports)

Toughest MMA Competitors Encountered: All of my opponents get tougher as I progress. But I also get way better

Most Memorable Finish: Finishing Mike Hackert to land myself the #1 spot in Canada and a Title fight for the MFC

Cage or Ring: Ring

Embarrassing MMA Memory: none

Funny MMA Memory: Two days before my Craig Hudson match, I was supposed to meet my coach Vlad at our gym to hit pads and review some techniques. I brought in an Air Cast that I have had for years and had told everyone at the gym to say that I broke my leg a day prior, and I had ignored Vlad’s texts, Facebook messages and calls for the last 24 hours. SO I put the cast on, and patiently waited for Vlad to come. I had two guys at the front tell him that I came to Muay Thai the day before and I was being an idiot and going hard on people and broke my leg. So I see Vlad coming around the corner and I come out of the washroom limping with a cast on. I walk up to Vlad and the closer I get to him, the angrier he’s getting to the point where steam was coming out of his ears and nose only to tell him I was joking. The whole gym broke out in laughter, including myself. Vlad on the other hand was not so happy. Sorry Coach.

photo: Rob Trudeau

photo: Rob Trudeau

Favorite MMA Move (finish/strike): Front Kick

Favorite Sport Outside of MMA: Basketball

Favorite Food: Haagen Dazs Ice Cream

Relationship Status: ;)

Twitter Account: @SmailRama

Facebook Account/Fan Page: , Fan Page coming SOON.


Comments: Shout out to my family, my father, my mother, and little sister for all the support. My Head Coach and mentor Vlad Goldenstein for always being there and taking good care of me. Max Marin, Anderson Goncalves, Sheldon Merrick, Ryan Hunter, and everyone in my camp helping me prepare for my upcoming fight. My managers Vlad again, Frenchy and Keegan Hanning. Mark Pavelich and the MFC for helping me achieve my dreams and treating me like gold. My sponsors: Victory Mouthguards, Smash MMA, Hype Fight Store, Calgary Tattoo Company. Last, but not least, all my close friends and fans for all of their support, Thank you for all the love and standing behind me! I love you all.

5 Responses to “ Getting to Know… Smealinho Rama ”

  1. Ian says:

    Good luck Rama.

    Topmmanews – urls can’t be opened – except twetter.

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  2. BigDaddyKane99 says:

    Rama is the man

    Hot debate. What do you think? Thumb up 6 Thumb down 4

  3. jerobi says:

    rama rocks!

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  4. SmealinhoRama says:

    Thank you for all the love and support :)

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