Jason van Oijen

Name: Jason van Oijen

Hometown: New York

Why do you fight?: I fight because I enjoy the training challenge and I see a match as an exam and a test to see where you stand. It also helps motivate if you are training for something rather than just train.

Most memorable experience in the ring: During a fight, I got caught badly in the 2nd round--knee to my plexus--but I didn't show anything. Inside I was dying, outside I was wearing a mask. I ended up winning, but might as well had gotten an 8 count and lost.

What makes Friday Night Fights different from other events you’ve seen?: FNF brings crowds to the event that normally wouldn't know about the sport. This is good for the sport and can open up doors for Muay Thai in the US.

Amateur and Professional Titles: