Getting to Know… Randa Markos

Photo: Jeremy Penn

Photo: Jeremy Penn

Name: Randa Markos

Height: 5′ 4″

Walking Around Weight: 130 lbs

MMA Competition Weight Class: 115 lbs

Date of Birth: August 10, 1985

City Born In: Baghdad, Iraq

City Currently Residing In: Windsor, Ontario

First Job: Waitress for a banquet hall (best job ever)

Current Job:  Pharmacy Technician

First Car: 1986 Plymouth Caravelle

Current Car: Chevrolet Avalanche

Favorite Movie: The Note Book and Conjuring

Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars

Favorite Band/Singer: City and Colour

Nickname, and how you got it: No MMA nickname, but family members call me panda because it rhymes with Randa, still don’t find it funny

MMA Team/Camp: Maximum Training Center

MMA Titles Held: Don’t have any titles

Belts, Achievements in other Combat Sports: Ontario Open No Gi Absolute, Grappler’s Quest Belt No Gi, Joslin’s Grappling Belt No Gi, Wrestling National Bronze Medal

Favorite UFC Fighter: Don’t have one

MMA Inspirations/Mentor/Idol: Everyone that walks into that cage is an inspiration and an idol to me. I know how much sacrifice and courage it takes to get in there and to have a dream and fulfill it.  The men and women that walk into the cage are true inspirations in my eyes.

First Martial Arts Memory:

First MMA Memory: My first fight. Being underestimated by everyone, went in, dominated, and had the whole crowed cheering for me in my opponent’s hometown.

Greatest MMA Moment to Date: After training for 2 years and and not able to get a fight, I finally got my first pro MMA fight.

Funniest MMA Fighter that You Know: Not sure

Toughest MMA Competitors Encountered: Haven’t encountered one yet

photo: Jeremy Penn

photo: Jeremy Penn

Most Memorable Finish: Well, so far I will have to go with my finish with an arm bar against Alanna Jones in my first fight ( in practice I also did a pretty sweet twister against Kyle Prepolec :) that was pretty memorable).

Cage or Ring: Prefer the Cage

Embarrassing MMA Memory: My first MMA match and the others girls boobs fell out of her shirt. I was embarrassed for her.

Funny MMA Memory: Don’t have one

Favorite MMA Move (finish/strike): Arm Bar

Favorite Sport Outside of MMA: wrestling and grappling.  If that doesn’t count then I will have to go with gymnastics.

Favorite Food: My mom’s grape leaves.

Relationship Status: Married

Twitter Account: @RandaMMA

3 Responses to “ Getting to Know… Randa Markos ”

  1. woodrow james says:

    im such a fan of this girl!!!!

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  2. MMA says:

    Way better then over hyped Shannon Ludlow

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  3. Bobby says:

    Shannon Ludlow is so over rated, did you see her last fight?

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