John Sweeney Signs With ESM, Chokes Out Sales at LFA17

We are thrilled to have bantamweight fighter John Sweeney sign with Empire Sports Management.

Sweeney began wrestling in 7th grade, which later gave him a solid foundation for MMA when he started training at age 17 after being encouraged to do so by his father.

Now just 22, Sweeney trains and fights out of Upstate Karate-Pitch Black MMA in Simpsonville, South Carolina, where he boasts an amateur record of 5-1 and a pro record of 2-0.

In his second pro fight, Sweeney, 22, continued his winning streak to five in a row with a first-round submission victory over Shelton Sales at LFA17 on July 21st.

Sweeney is up for getting as much fight experience in as possible before realizing his goal to fight in the UFC, which he hopes will happen in the next two years. Case-in-point, just two weeks after his last win, Sweeney gears up to face Devante Sewell in the co-main event of NFC98 in Atlanta.

The up-and-coming Sweeney isn’t shy about predicting a stand-up war at NFC98 and a first-round knockout over Sewell.

Welcome to ESM, John. We’re looking forward to great things happening for you in your MMA career.

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