My name is Bec Hyatt & my fight nickname is “Rowdy.” Just have a look at me to realise why that is LOL!!
GJ: Where are you from?
I was born in Tasmania, Australia, which is the small island below the mainland of Australia. I guess you could call it the colder Australian version of Hawaii without the warm weather, cool beaches & everything else LOL!! I moved to Brisbane, Queensland, in early 2011 to further my training & to be in the fight mecca of country.
GJ: How old are you?
I’m 23 years old, born of February 11th, 1989.
GJ: How many children do you have?
I have two children. My eldest son is Zake & my youngest son is Enson who is named after MMA legend Enson Inoue!!
GJ: How old are they?
Zake is four years old & Enson is two. They’re both a handful!!
GJ: Which team do you fight/compete under?
I train & fight out of Impact Mixed Martial Arts in Capalaba, Brisbane, Australia. One of the best gyms in the country!
GJ: What form(s) of martial arts do you practice?
I like to consider myself as a well rounded fighter for my experience level & I have no background stronger than the others in any one style. From my very first day of proper training I have been continually developing my skills set & learning new knowledge in Submission Grappling, Freestyle Wrestling, Kickboxing, Muay Thai & Boxing.
GJ: What belt level are you?
I don’t have a belt in any art… I don’t need my pants held up!!
GJ: What do you do for a living?
I’m a full time fighter & mother, lucky to be able to live a life that I want to & not one that I have to due to my fantastic sponsors & supporters!!
GJ: How long have you been fighting/competing?
I started training in early 2010 as a way to lose weight & have never looked back. I had my first professional MMA fight in October of 2011.
GJ: What does a regular training day for you consist of?
It varies depending on whether or not I’m in camp. Right now I’m preparing for my North American debut at Invicta Fighting Championships 4 & I’m training 2 to 3 times a day. Typically I will sprint or do strength & conditioning in the morning, followed by wrestling technique & live rounds. At night I will do pad work, rounds, sparring, conditioning or grappling rounds depending on what my training team has planned for me. I’d say I average 5-6 hours of training a day, six days a week.
GJ: Is there anyone you would like to fight (amateur or professional) if given the chance?
Whoever I can produce the most exciting fight with stylistically. MMA is sports entertainment to me & I love to excite the crowd!!
GJ: What do you like to do when you’re not training?
Besides spending time with my children & puppy, I enjoy playing video games. I’m not very good but it is good way to wind down.
GJ: What do you consider your most major accomplishment to date?
My debut fight 9 months after giving birth to my son Enson & being the first ever Australian to be signed by the Invicta Fighting Championships!!
GJ: How do you manage to balance training with being a mom/working?
It’s tough because my husband is also a fighter & has to train as well. It’s not ideal for us as sometimes we have to miss out on sessions but I’m blessed to have a fantastic support team around me that help carry the load when needed. I love my children & thankfully they’ve always been exposed to my training schedule so are adapted to it.
GJ: Does your child/children train as well?
Not yet, as they’re both too young, although I think my youngest son will be a fighter when he gets older. He is very different to my older one when it comes to willingness to put on the gloves & have a grapple on the ground. As soon as he is old enough & most importantly if he wants to, I will enroll him in some classes I think!!
GJ: Have you competed? If so, how have you done in the past?
I’m 4 -1 as a professional in MMA with my only loss coming in my debut to an opponent two weight classes above me.
GJ: What are your future plans for training?
To continue learning everything I can from whoever I can. I’m still very new in this sport & can only put together about 10% of the entire puzzle so far!!
GJ: How does it feel being the first Aussie to sign with Invicta FC?
It’s still sinking in!! I was overwhelmed when the contract offer came through & broke down into tears. I’m honored to be selected as the first Australian in the world’s premier female MMA organization & I can’t wait to show the world how tough us Aussies are!! Hopefully my signing paves the way for more WMMA fighters from Australia.
GJ: What are your plans for the future?
To continue on providing my supporters with the ridiculously stylish violence that they come to expect from me!! I hope everyone tunes into my Invicta debut as I have no doubt you will be entertained regardless of the result. A big thank you to my gym Impact MMA in Brisbane, Australia & my sponsors to date Unrivaled, Flex Nutrition, Manion Plumbing, Nationally Registered Fighters Australia, Promo Shack, Fighters Against Child Abuse Australia & ACR Security!! Thanks for having me Gail