Mark Abelardo comes to us by way of Auckland, New Zealand. Mark previously trained at one of Auckland’s premier MMA gyms Strikeforce. In Auckland Mark was forced into working full time to pay expensive bills and keep up with a high cost of living. This forced him into putting his fighting career second as he was only able to train 1x per day.
In February of 2014 Mark was offered a sponsorship at Team Quest Thailand and he jumped at the opportunity. This allowed him to focus 100% on his training since its so cheap to live in Chiang Mai, Thailand. He has been with us for almost 2 years and has competed 10 times winning all 9 fights with 8 Knockouts.
Since coming to Team Quest Thailand Mark’s game has risen to a new level. Not only has his skill-set in all areas of Jiu Jitsu, Wrestling, and Muay Thai improved but he has also improved his fitness. Mark fought his entire career at an under-sized 145 lb’s but now has made the move to the 135 lb division.
11-3 Professional MMA
From: Auckland, New Zealand
Resides: Chiang Mai, Thailand
Association: Team Quest Thailand