Raised in Patchogue, New York, Jeremy Puglia has been training in mixed martial arts for roughly eight years.

Ever since his brother-in-law, Joe, took him down to Vamos BJJ in Holbrook, and introduced him to the sport.

An all around athlete, Jeremy was a wrestler and a member of the ice hockey team at Patchogue-Medford High School, which enabled him to make a seemless transition into the physical demands of MMA. Puglia credits his first MMA coach, George Lederer, and his current strength and conditioning coach, George Demetriou at CrossFit Suffolk, for helping shape him into the fighter that he is today.

Jeremy Puglia is a tough dude. While splitting his time training at Vamos BJJ and No Limiits Kickboxing/MMA, Puglia is also a Heavy Equipment Operator for the Town of Islip.

That is one guy I would not want to mess with.

Puglia assembled a stellar 8-1-0 record fighting on the local amateur MMA circuit, successfully defending his Triton Fights Middleweight belt three times between 2017-2018. Jeremy made his professional MMA debut in June, losing a decision to Toby Oden CES 50. After a tough weight cut and taking his last fight on just three weeks notice, with a full camp to train and prepare,Jeremy is looking forward to getting back on track at Bellator 208 against his next opponent, Eric “Bloodaxe” Olsen.

On the same day as his Bellator debut, Jeremy will be celebrating the one year anniversary to his wife, Kaylee, who is very much looking forward to watching Jeremy’s fight this weekend. Happy Anniversary to the Puglias!

Jeremy Puglia would like to give a Special Thanks to all of his Sponsors and Friends for their continued support:

The Village Idiot
Budget Buy’n’Sell
Empire Softball
Hummus Mediterranean (Holbrook)
Russell Capital Group
King of Homes
Max Effort Physical Therapy
Bulovas Restoration

Good luck in your Bellator debut on Saturday, Jeremy! 👊🏻