Team Gladiator member since: 2015 (has worn a Gladiator since 2008)
Gladiator style worn: Pro with Power Grip upgrade
Details: Zach Makovsky — also known as “Funsize” — is currently 19-8-0 in professional fights, with six wins by submission and one knockout. The 34 year-old southpaw began fighting professionally in 2006 and has currently won five of his last nine fights. He has held multiple titles throughout his career, including the 2010 Bellator Bantaweight Champion and the 2013 RFA Flyweight Champion.
Hailing from Philadelphia — home of Gladiator Custom Mouthguards — Makovsky grew up in Bethlehem, PA and graduated from Drexel University, where he was captain of the Division I wrestling team. During his time on the team, Makovsky won the 2009 Fila Grappling World Championship, and finished his career ranked in the school’s top-20 all-time wins list.
Zach came to Gladiator looking for a mouthguard that would provide him with the best protection, as well as one he could completely personalize. Over the years, Zach has become an elite level fighter and has expanded upon his design ideas this year with Memorial Day and Valentine’s Day-designed mouthguards.
Makovsky typically trains twice a day, with sessions varying from wrestling, striking, Jiu-Jitsu, MMA tactics, sparring and strength and conditioning. After he graduated from college, Makovsky worked as a strength and conditioning coach at Drexel and nearby Germantown Friends High School.
“I love my Gladiator because it fits so tight I can drink from my water bottle without having to take it out.”