Fighting family gets in the ring

Skills passed from one generation to the next

It only took two rounds for Lance Gibson Jr. to dispatch his opponent during the Pacific Northwest Championship Belt fight at Tulalip Casino last month.

The mixed martial arts fighter, who trains at Gibson MMA in Port Moody, competed in the 155 lb. category, winning the bout 35 seconds into the second round.

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Gibson Jr. is not the only fighter in the family.

His father, Lance Gibson Sr., has fought all around the world in the UFC.. In 2002, he retired from the sport as the number one fighter in the world in the Japanese Shooto organization before dedicating his life to training at Gibson MMA.

Gibson Sr.’s wife, Julia Budd, is also a fighter and is currently ranked third in the world in her weight class. 

She is the Muay ThaiChampion and will compete for the world title this year, a bout that is expected to be televised on Spike TV.


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