- Name: Anthony Cruz Veimau
- Amateur MMA Record: 7-2-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
- Nickname: N/A
- Current Streak: 3 Wins
- Age: 27 | Date of Birth: 1991.05.11
- Last Fight: December 16, 2017 in FFC
- Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 155.0 lbs
- Affiliation: Brazos Valley MMA
- Height: 5'7" (170cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
- Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
- Born: United States
- Fighting out of: Texas
- College: Blinn College
- Foundation Style: Muay Thai
- Head Coach: Bubba Bush
- Other Coaches: Tre Herrera, Matt Stewart
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Anthony Cruz Veimau (Tongan pronunciation: [vay-mow]; born May 11, 1991) is a Chamorro and Tongan mixed martial artist currently competing as a Lightweight for Garcia Promotions.
Born in Castro Valley, California, raised in Dededo, Guam, Veimau began training at the age of 18 with a variety of gyms on Guam including Spike 22, Underworld Extreme, and Kontendas. At 21, Veimau relocated to College Station,Texas to train part-time at Windy Sport & Fitness under Bobby Powers and Jermaine Anugwom.
Veimau won his debut at the age of 22 via rear naked choke against Javier San Miguel.
Later on in 2013, Veimau competed at Welterweight. However, Veimau suffered his first loss via decision to Joshua Palacios.
At 23 years old, Veimau has committed to train full-time. After two years of inactivity, Anthony began to make a return to the rankings as he brought on Tre Herrera, an Eddie Avelar Black Belt out of Ground Dwellers BJJ located in Spring, TX
In his return, Anthony faced off against Jared Clark in the Middleweight division in Cage Combat 23. After feeling out his opponent in the first, Veimau walked away with the TKO victory early in the second round.
After Veimau's first victory since 2013, he quickly opted to move back down to Welterweight against Joshua Craig in SCC:Bryan/College Station. Following three hard fought rounds, Veimau was able to do just enough to earn the victory via decision.
Then with momentum, Anthony continued to climb down in weight divisions, as he made his Lightweight debut at Cage Combat 25 against a then undefeated Bruce Whitehead. Veimau won via KO at 1:53 of the first round.
On October 1st, Veimau suffered his second defeat by way of unanimous decision in Cage Combat 26 to Frank Rodriguez.
After his second loss, the pacific islander decided to transfer over to BVMMA under Bubba Bush, 3 time Legacy Champion, 2 time UFC veteran, Black Belt under Jared Clontz. This move would end up being the pivotal point of Veimau's career.
In the Brazos Throwdown 2, Anthony faced an undefeated Kweayon Clark. Anthony was persisted enough to return to his winning ways as he improved to 5-2 and both fighters winning fight of the night.
Hungry as ever, Anthony made his return to the cage in Fury 17 against another undefeated Matt Ramirez. This was a catch weight bout at 160lbs and an exciting one at that. Anthony was able to improve 6-2 after winning by unanimous decision.
On December 12, 2017 Anthony battled an undefeated Tyler Braford for the Cage Combat Lightweight Championship. After 4 rounds of action, Veimau was able to secure the finish by way TKO due to a slam.
Ending the year off victorious, Anthony will be making his professional debut for Brazos Valley Throwdown 4 on April 21,2018.