David Svensen – Winnipeg MMA Fighter


At Fit Communications, it’s no secret that we love spreading the word of health every day. And a big piece of that love goes to local athletes who are striving for excellence each and every day in their sport of choice. This week’s blog features professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter David Svenson. I sat down with him a few to find out a bit more about his MMA career and what drives him to train 11 times per week.

David Svensen fights out of The Winnipeg Academy of Mixed Martial Arts (WAMMA). New to the Professional world of MMA, his record is two wins, with no losses, both wins coming via submission. A consummate professional fighter, Svensen lives and breathes the sport of Mixed-Martial Arts. Always training exceptionally hard, and continuously shows up ready to perform.

Before turning pro, David competed as an amateur for five years in various combat sports with an impressive list of accomplishments:

  • David began his martial arts career in Judo and Jiu-Jitsu tournaments across the country
  • 2008 Tiger Balms International Tournament Advanced San Shou 173 pound weight class Silver medalist and 2009 Gold medalist
  • Amateur MMA record of four wins, with one loss. An exciting fighter to watch with first round knockouts and submission wins.
  • Won the Hard Knocks Amateur 155 Pound Title Belt in 2010, and the title of Fight of the Night
  • After training in Thailand for seven weeks, fought and won Thai kickboxing bout in 2011.
  • Several of David’s MMA fights have been broadcast on The Fight Network and several others have streamed live on the internet

David’s goals as a professional MMA fighter are fierce. They include putting on entertaining fights each and every fight, continuing to improve and compete at a high level with an eventual goal of being on the ‘Ultimate Fighter’ reality television show.

Outside of fighting, Svensen has an Advanced Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and works as a Residential Support Worker. His love for health and fitness steps outside of the cage, always a proponent of clean eating, anti-doping and top-notch athlete nutrition.

As a professional Mixed Martial Arts fighter, Svensen travels across the country to fight approximately every three months. He trains six days a week, twice a day. His dedication to his sport and athletic performance is admirable. In his constant pursuit for success, with his training to include Jui Jitsu, wrestling, kickboxing and boxing training, weight and resistance training,

As I am sure you can imagine, the costs for this type of athleticism and training are intense. Training six days a week, two sessions per day, while holding onto a full-time Residential Support Worker position keeps you a bit strapped for time! Can you imagine? So Dave is always looking for sponsorship opportunities to help him on the road to success. If you or your company are interested in helping this role model out, let us know! We would be happy to put you two in contact!

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