Marcell Angel Mickens is a featherweight (145 lb) fighting out of Ohana Martial Arts in San Antonio. With a record of 3-1 and looming over his opponent at 6'3", Mickens' upcoming fight against quiet-natured Aggie Tim Messer (4-2), fighting out of Brazos Valley MMA & Fitness, could go either way.
Be sure to be at the Brazos Throwdown II in College Station, TX on April 22nd to watch these two go head to head in the cage. Find tickets here!
Why are you a fighter?
I am a fighter because it helps me focus on progress. It's an amazing way to grow as an individual.
What makes someone a fighter?
Work ethic and sacrifice makes someone a fighter in my opinion.
What are your goals in fighting?
I eventually want to become a renowned MMA coach or gym owner.
What’s your favorite thing about fighting?
The competitiveness and brotherhood fighters share are my favorite things about fighting.
How did you get started in fighting?
I started fighting in late 2013/early 2014 in North Carolina after getting in a bunch of trouble with the law. I needed a way out of my mother's and to make my family proud.
If you could start your fight career over, what would you do differently?
The only thing I would change is my performance in my first amateur fight.
What do you like to do outside of fighting?
I like video games and going to music shows/festivals.
What is your life motto?
"For dust you are, and to dust you shall return."
Who has been the most inspirational person in your life and why?
My little brother because he fights every day. He's my best friend and the most positive person I've ever met.
What's something people should know about you?
I'm not into fighting for the brutality. I think it gives spiritual growth and is the best expression of human movement/art. We've been fighting since we were caveman, and is probably one of the only genuine interactions between humans that remains on this planet.