Muhammad Ali’s Grandson faceplants opponent in last amateur MMA bout

Biaggio Ali Walsh recently stole the spotlight at the PFL World Championship event with a stellar triumph in the cage.

Ali Walsh is the grandson of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali. He ventured into the SmartCage surprisingly early in his amateur career, merely three bouts in.

Despite a previous 1-1 record, the 25-year-old has remained undefeated under the PFL banner. He has an impressive winning streak.

At The Anthem in Washington D.C., Ali Walsh squared off against fellow amateur Joel Lopez. He extended his winning streak to 5 within the promotion.

Despite the contest advancing to the second round, Ali Walsh sustained his dominance from a commanding first round. He skillfully landed precise punches. A decisive right hand staggered Lopez, leading to a forceful sequence of strikes that concluded with Ali Walsh defeating his opponent.

Following Friday’s win, Ali Walsh stands at 6-1 as an amateur mixed martial artist. This hints at a possible transition to the professional realm in the near future.

The 25-year-old’s win occurred during the preliminary round of the PFL’s international season-ending event. This set the stage for six more championship bouts, Kayla Harrison’s comeback, and the debut of former UFC contender Derek Brunson.

In a conversation last year with BroBible, Biaggio disclosed his preference for MMA over boxing due to his lifelong admiration for martial arts.

“When I was always growing up. I was always a fan of martial arts and boxing. At the beginning of high school, I really started to like MMA just because of the different aspects of fighting. The wrestler versus the boxer, the boxer versus the karate guy, the karate guy versus judo guy. I really like the idea of a mixture of tools to use in a fight. So I just fell in love with that idea.”

While the specifics of Biaggio’s professional debut remain uncertain, his remarkable performance underscores his potential in the MMA world.