Chris Hansen participated in Little League Wrestling when he was 10 years old. He competed in Megalodon Tournaments up through middle school and the he joined the wrestling team in high school with his older brother.
His wrestling skills are noticeable in the cage. However, once he started kickboxing, he lost all interest in the ground game. Now, his focus in on Jiu-jitsu and his is a more well-rounded fighter. His older brother starting mixed martial arts fighting after high school, so Hansen simply followed in his footsteps.
Hansen admits he started fighting as a street fighter and in mixed martial arts before he started training. Hansen lost his first MMA fight, but won his second, seven days later, and he was hooked. He took two fights a month to feed his addiction. Hansen did not care that he lost, he had the opportunity to get into the cage.
Win or lose, Hansen is entertaining to watch. Recently, he has taken two years off to focus on his training, but would like to get one more fight in after Real MMA XVI on Jan. 26, 2018, before going pro like is brother Michael.
As a beginner, he threw punches instead of timing his jabs and kicks. Hansen has learned that when he is focused on throwing, he cannot see what is coming. He knows now, he has to be patient and focus on his opponent.
Hansen will go toe-to-toe with Calvin Agabin, on Jan. 26, at Real MMA XVI.
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By Jeanette Smith