Amateur fighter Chris Sanjose sat in the staging area. His body bears telltale signs of the fight he’d just engaged. Next to him sat his wife, Jamilyn, attending to his wounded ankle with an icepack. She is eight months pregnant. Their daughter is to be named Anaia. It’s a family affair.
With a record of six wins and only one loss, Sanjose has built a reputation for himself in the Northwest as a skilled stand-up fighter in the 135-pound weight class — he competes in Thai boxing as well as amateur mixed martial arts. At Midtown Throwdown III, he defeated Haizam Golez by unanimous decision, in a Thai boxing match that displayed the most surgical striking of the evening.