Buffalo Coach looking to get one step closer to UFC
November 08, 2018


Sweet Home Wrestling Coach Patrick Mix is making great strides in the sport of MMA. The 25 year-old athlete has been competing in MMA over the past five years and remains undefeated as a professional at 8-0.

He is scheduled to fight this weekend at the Seneca Allegany Casino‎ against a seasoned veteran Keith Richardson for South Carolina. Richardson is 18-10 as a professional and brings with him a lot of experience and is another obstacle for Mix this Saturday night.

Mix believes this is possibly the last match he needs to get his shot in the Ultimate Fighting Championships. There hasn't been a Buffalo fighter since Kevin Rosier or Rashad Evans to fight in the UFC. Rosier was in the inaugural UFC 1 event over 25 years ago at the time before Mix was even born. The other fighter , Rashad Evans is the former light heavyweight champion and now shares the same manager as Mix.

Both fighters are represented by Ali Albadiziz and team Dominance MMA. Dominance MMA has the biggest stars in MMA today and recently signed Pat Mix Under their banner. Pat’s Manager, Ali said that Patrick "is the future of MMA - he had a very high ceiling and the sky’s the limit."

Mix understands the importance of his bout this weekend and is hoping with another dominate performance he can punch his ticket to a UFC debut in early 2019. Currently Western New York has some outstanding high school wrestlers whom have transitioned to MMA and are fighting in the UFC. Pat Mix hopes to join the likes of Rashad Evans, Desmond Green and Gregor Gillespie of being a Western New York native and climbing into the octagon like the others have done. Mix is a bantamweight (135-lbs.) and currently one of the biggest prospects in the world not under the UFC contract just yet, but another win can get him that much closer this weekend.

Tickets are still available for the fights at the Seneca Allegheny Casino at the box office or online.