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Fighter "Magic" Raj Patel

Muay Thai Fighter Raj Patel
By Chingasos MMA Contributor
Bonnie Caulder

Magic Raj Patel is a 24 year old California native that trains out of Team Florez in La Puente (Los Angeles County). Patel is quickly making his mark on the Muay Thai scene with a current record of 4-2-1, which includes a 38 second knockout to win the Muay Thai Incorporated Super Feather Weight Championship Title Belt.

Patel's full time job is with gogreensolar.com as Product Manager. Being a part of a growing small business and fight training six days a week makes for a busy schedule, but with perseverance and hard work, Patel is finding success in both.

His love for Muay Thai started with seeing the movie Kickboxer as a kid. Throughout his time in college at the University of California at Riverside, Patel trained in several martial arts: Judo, Kung Fu San Soo, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ), and Muay Thai. After graduating with a degree in Global Studies, competing in BJJ and Judo, earning a brown belt in Judo and a Black Belt in Kung Fu San Soo, Patel began dedicating his focus to Muay Thai and began training with Team Florez.

Patel's time away from the gym is usually spent doing a 5k or a sprint triathlon, studying fight videos , or reading about fight history and culture . Patel is proud to be a part of promoting Muay Thai in America.

Here's a look at what Patel experiences before, during, and after a fight.

And here is Patel's devastating 38 second knockout.