Getting to Know… Randa Markos
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
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