Fight Path: Idaho flyweight Czar Sklavos plans to capitalize on CFA 11 buzz

Updated: May 16, 2013


Czar Sklavos didn’t have to go far to find his first exposure to martial arts and combat sports. Just to the living room, pretty much.

His father, Carl, was a world-champion kickboxer. Even though he didn’t have hopes of his son competing in the sport in his future, Sklavos was fascinated because it was something his father did.

“He was my hero,” Sklavos told ( “People asked him if he wanted me to be a fighter, and he said he didn’t want me to go down that path.”

That changed, and Sklavos (7-2) has. And a promising one at that. The 31-year-old flyweight from Twin Falls, Idaho, heads into what he considers his most significant fight yet next weekend when he faces Olympic medalist and Bellator vet Alexis Vila (11-3) at Championship Fighting Alliance 11, which airs on AXS TV from BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Fla. Sklavos enters the May 24 fight at 7-2, with a six-fight winning streak earlier in his career.

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