April 16th 2017
Name – Samantha Gilliland
Nickname – Bam
Weight – 125 Pounds
Record – 7 Wins 0 Losses
Titles Held – Sparta Combat League Flyweight Title, Sparta Combat League Bantamweight Title
Team – Factory X Muay Thai / MMA / BJJ
SFCL and The Fighting Monkeys MMA Madness present The National Amateur Spotlight.
Originally from El Dorado, Kansas, now representing Fort Collins, Colorado, this is Sam “Bam” Gilliland. Sam trains at Factory X Muay Thai / MMA / BJJ in Englewood. Sam stands 5’7 and competes at 125lbs. Sam has an impressive 7-0 MMA record, including capturing the Sparta Combat League Flyweight and Bantamweight titles and simultaneously defending both titles. Sam is also #1 pound for pound female ammy in Colorado and #2 pound for pound female ammy in the Western United States by tapology.com.
Sam got into martial arts as a workout. “I got into martial arts by mistake. I was looking for a gym that offered a different kind of workout and found Trials MMA in Fort Collins. They offered TRX and cardio kickboxing. From there, I naturally progressed into trying out their grappling classes with some encouragement from a girl there named Laura Dettman. The rest is history. I had a rough upbringing and I found martial arts to be the perfect outlet”.
Sam makes her professional debut April 22nd, at the Budweiser Event Center, in Loveland, Colorado. She faces off with Ashley Deen for Sparta Combat League.