James “Boch” Bochnovic
185 lbs., Middleweight
205 lbs., Light Heavyweight
PROFESSIONAL FIGHT RECORD:
8 – 2
AMATEUR FIGHT RECORD:
8 – 1
ROTHWELL MMA KICKBOXING BELT RANKING:
LCCT BRAZILIAN JIU-JITSU BELT RANKING:
“Spirit in the Sky” by Norman Greenbaum
I started Mixed Martial Arts in 2010. I was looking to continue competing after finishing my college football career. I walked into a BJJ class at Rothwell MMA and I was quickly welcomed by Ben Rothwell. Within the first week, I was introduced to Kickboxing and was hooked. After graduating from Carthage College, I continued learning martial arts, and worked as a high school teacher and coach. I taught 6th grade social studies at Bullen Middle School in Kenosha, from 2013-2015. I also coached wrestling, football, and soccer team conditioning for various local schools.
I trained non-stop for a year before taking my first amateur MMA fight. I kept training and went 8-1 in my amateur career. Shortly after I turned pro in 2015, I quit my job as a 6th grade teacher to train and coach MMA full time. I have been able to chase my dream of becoming a MMA world champion. In between private lessons and teaching classes, I’m able to train 3 times a day. I work on my cardiovascular conditioning and strength training, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and Striking at Rothwell MMA. Since my switch to full-time martial artist, I have compiled a 7-1 professional MMA record. I recently reached the next step in my career, and have signed a multi-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
As a Rothwell MMA Coach, I not only help others learn martial arts, but am able to hone my own skills in the process. I’m always asked ‘do you miss teaching?’ and I say ‘no, because now I get to teach something I love everyday.’ I especially love teaching our members since they are energetic, uplifting, and eager to learn. Visit me in Kickboxing at Rothwell MMA today!