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Richie Vas

Team Maxum

Inspired by sun, beach and surf, Maxum is designed for the active lifestyle. The Maxum Team is comprised of big wave riders, national champions and surfing prodigies.

The Maxum Team have been hand picked not only for their sporting achievements, but for their resilience, perseverance and determination to be the best they can be.

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Richie Vas

MMA Bantamweight Champion & big wave surfer Richie Vas is the ultimate athlete. Whether he’s taking on giant waves or an opponent in the cage, he always performs with great skill and composure.

When and why did you start training for fighting?
I loved the individual components of MMA - boxing and BJJ - and trained them to stay fit for my surfing career. I started competing in both and it led to MMA.

What ranks and titles have you held?
PWP bantamweight title, Combat8 bantamweight title and team member for Australia as a lightweight in 'The Smashes' TUF.

Do you have any heroes?
BJ Penn, the ANZACS, Les Darcy.

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC?
It’s the pinnacle of the sport that I have fell in love with and dedicated my last seven years to. It’s a huge honor to be part of the UFC.

What was your job before you started fighting?
Professional big wave surfer and also finished my trade as a carpet layer.