My name is Franklin Camacho aka Frank “The Crank” Camacho. Born on Guam, raised on Saipan. Home to me is the Marianas.
Family is the most important thing to me! I was brought up by two loving parents and an older sister. Up to this day, I still have a high regard for the Stronghold of my family, my Dad! He is the Hardest Worker I will ever know. “Set your goals, and don’t let anything or anyone stop you from reaching your goals.” [An often said quote by my dad] My Mom, the Heart of my family! I’m still an apprentice of her wisdom, learning about sentiment, love, care, and respect! (Does that make me a Mamas boy? Hahah) a superior product of these teachings and sense is my only older sister. I’m very fortunate to have a loving older sister who symbolizes an ideal role model for me. When the path gets blurry and cloudy, I look up to her!
At the age of 5 I fell in love with the sport of golf. I will play any chance I have! 10 years later, in 2004, (15 years old.. just in case you’re too lazy to do the math)I picked up the game of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), training with Trench Tech Purebred Saipan under the supervision of Tetsuji Kato and Cuki Alvarez! Now, I never realized how much of a passion I have for the sport (for the few…a Lifestyle)! I AM and always will be a student of the game. I recommend Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) for people searching for a physical, mental, & spiritual challenge.
Exhaust the Body, Proceed the Mind, Cultivate the Spirit!
I have a set of awesome friends that believe and support me 110%!
I truly believe that no matter what anyone says about anything, if you put your mind to something and believe you can do it, and then KNOW you can do it…. You can achieve anything!
Keep The Good Vibes flowing…
Professional MMA Record 15W-2L
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu World Champion
BJJ Brown Belt Under Stephen Roberto
Frank “The Crank” Camacho had his first professional MMA bout at the tender age of 16 years. After winning three consecutive professional MMA bouts, “The Crank” fought for the light heavyweight belt in the Philippines at the age of 16, winning a TKO victory over Philippines jiujitsu specialist Fritz Rodriguez in only 43 seconds of the first round.
In 2009, Frank “The Crank” Camacho went on and fought in front of millions of fans on Sherdog.com (one of the largest MMA news websites) in The Ultimate Warrior Challenge (UWC) going up against seasoned submission specialist, “The Baltimore Submission Machine” James “Binky” Jones. “The Crank” Def Jones in a vicious KO Victory which was featured worldwide on Spike TV’s hit show, Ultimate Sports Knockouts.
In September 2012, Frank “The Crank” Camacho made history, being the 4th ever Marianas born to be featured on the world renowned MMA reality show, UFC’s The Next Ultimate Fighter Season 16 Show which was televised all over the world on FX.
In 2014, “The Crank” beat Keita “KTARO” Nakamura who is arguable the best Japanese fighter outside of the UFC. This win over K-Taro has made Frank Camacho jump up in the lightweight rankings.
After years of extensive training and multiple Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals, “The Crank” went on a tear taking home the Gold and being crowned the title, “BJJ World Champion” in 2010. (1st & only BJJ World Champion in the CNMI. 1 of 3 in the Marianas)
Frank “The Crank” Camacho has medaled in International Tournaments such as:
– Pan American Jiu-Jitsu Championships Bronze Medalist (Los Angeles, CA)
– Abu Dhabi Pro Trials Bronze Medalist (Newark, NJ)
– New York Jiu-Jitsu International Championships Silver Medalist (NYC)
– Asian Open Championships Gold Medalist (Tokyo, Japan)
– 2013 European Jiu-Jitsu Championships Silver Medalist. (Lisbon, Portugal)
– 2013 Copa de Marianas Open Division Gold Medalist (Guam)
– 2014 Marianas Open Brown Belt Open Absolute Winner (Guam)
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