Quickly rising through the ranks as one of, if not the best striking coach in MMA, Jason Parillo is the man behind lightning quick hands and powerful striking that have become a signature weapon for many of todays top MMA fighters.
Parillo had a pro boxing record of 8-0 before injuries ended his fighting career. However, he had always been active in helping to train fighters under his coach. In early years of his coaching career, Parillo professionally held mitts for the likes of Johnny Tapia (former WBO Super Flyweight Champion, IBF Super Flyweight Champion, WBA & WBO Bantamweight Champion and IBF Featherweight Champion), and also trained as a sparring partner to Paul Spadafora (former IBF Lightweght Champion) and Fernando Vargas.
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Parillo's first fighter as an independent coach, Danny Perez, went from a record of 0-5 to winning both NABC & IBC world titles. He continued to train many other fighters, both amateur and pro... in addition to teaching boxing classes and private sessions out of LA Boxing, a facility of which he was one of the original founders. It was during this time that Parillo had met Pat Tenore, founder of RVCA Clothing, and through mutual friends was introduced to popular UFC Fighter, BJ Penn. It was then, Parillo was able to make the transition into MMA as a boxing trainer and coach. While training with Parillo, BJ Penn made a successful comeback into the UFC, beating Jens Pulver in a rematch, then went on to beat Joe Stevenson to win the UFC Lightweight World Championship Title. During BJ Penn's reign as champion, there was a lot of speculation about his boxing technique, and that it may quite possibly the best in all of MMA.
After several impressive performances from Bj Penn, Parillo gained more and more notoriety in the MMA world, which lead to him working with more top fighters like Tito Ortiz, MIchael Bisping, Cris Cyborg, Jessica Penne and many, many more...
He recently joined BJ, and Team Penn as one of the coaches for the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, Season 19 "Penn vs Edgar," and plans to help BJ with his preparation for his trilogy fight with Frankie Edgar in July. Currently, Parillo trains out of the private VA Sport facility in Costa Mesa, CA.