Taylor Cahill is a 25-year-old mixed martial artist based out of Somerset County, Pennsylvania. The young prospect is a product of Indio Dojo in Pittsburgh. Taylor is also serving as a first lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard where he is a medical platoon leader.
“I started wrestling at five years old,” said Cahill. “From there it was life… My mother was a collegiate member of the equestrian team so I grew up as a country boy on horseback. My father was a superb athlete and a great baseball player, along with being a D1 All-American football player at St. Francis. So I played a great deal of football and baseball growing up as well.”
Cahill will be making his pro MMA debut after a 2-0 run as an amateur. Before MMA, Cahill was a standout wrestler in the prestigious state of Pennsylvania. He began his wrestling career path at the age of five and eventually distinguished himself as one of the state’s best. He also represented Team PA on multiple occasions, earning honors as a high school All-American.
Taylor continued his scholastic wrestling career at the NCAA Division l level. He competed at Bloomsburg University, Clarion County of PA, and The State University of New York at Buffalo in his senior year. Taylor had multiple All-Conference honors at each institution, and appeared in the coaches’ top 33 poll his sophomore year. In his senior year, he went 10-4 and finished overall at 56-54.
“My brothers and I excelled in every sport we did. But nothing came close to our success on the wrestling mat, as we were all Pennsylvania High School wrestling standouts.”
Taylor simultaneously served in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard while participating in the Army ROTC program at Clarion University where he was a scholarship cadet. Additionally, Taylor competed in sanctioned USA Boxing matches at 19-20 years old. He fought in the historic Golden Gloves Boxing tournament where he defeated two-time Golden Gloves Champion and current undefeated professional Eric Lomax. Unfortunately, the fight was later overturned in an extremely controversial manner ruling Taylor the loser.
The country boy currently competes actively in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions. He has won multiple expert-level and blue belt championships. Cahill is a BJJ Blue Belt under the son of the legendary Master Indio Silva, Danillo “Indio” Villefort. He is also currently training under the tutelage of world-renowned trainer Tom Yankello, who has trained the great Roy Jones Jr., and former IBF World Champion Paul Spadafora, along with many others.
Cahill was set to make his professional MMA debut on February 25th in Niagara Falls, NY for the LFA. However now, he will fight for the MAC on September 3rd in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. As an amateur MMA fighter, Taylor has two dominant wins, and is undefeated with one submission victory. He also brings a tremendous amount of experience in scholastic wrestling to the MMA cage…
Make sure to check out the pro debut of Taylor Cahill this Saturday in Brazil for Martial Arts Combat (MAC) 2. Eyes should definitely be on the standout wrestler this weekend.