Cody Bollinger (17-3) is only 23 years of age and has already made his name known in professional MMA. He has tasted the lights of King of the Cage, a time inside the house at The Ultimate Fighter 18 and even fought for the promotional title at World Series of Fighting.
“I started young so that’s to my advantage. I’ve been wrestling since the age of 4 so making the transition to MMA seemed natural. I’m only 23 with 20 fights so I see that as a real blessing.”
During his time with the World Series of Fighting, he defeated Tyson Nam by unanimous decision then took out Pablo Alfonso via submission in the first round to earn a shot at Marlon Moraes. Moraes defeated Bollinger via 2nd round Rear Naked Choke at WSOF 13 and Cody was surprisingly released shortly after.
“I had an interesting time at WSOF, I had some really good opponents there. The people there around the mid to lower levels are good but the higher ups, mainly the matchmaker, Ali Abdel-Aziz will drive that company into the ground. He’s not a good person, he’s starting to get a bad name and a lot of fighters have had a hard time working with him.”
Now Bollinger has found new life in MMA and a new home at Titan Fighting Championship. He is tentatively scheduled to debut against Kurt Holobaugh (12-2) and if he is to win that bout he should get to face Desmond Green (14-3) for the promotion’s Featherweight Championship.
“I may get to fight Kurt and that would be a great test for my Titan debut. It’d be incredibly fun to watch and the fans would enjoy it. Stylistically we are both good on the feet and grappling would be equal. My wrestling should be better and we are completely different striking wise. I like to stay loose and kind of have fun when I’m in the cage, Kurt is fine with staying in the pocket. I might get dragged into an all out war but we will see.”
In Kurt’s last fight, he obliterated Lloyd Woodard in 15 seconds and is on a 4-fight winning streak. Holobaugh is a veteran of the UFC and is well on his way back. Cody would like nothing more than to halt his dream in pursuit of his own.