Along with being a pro MMA fighter, Dominic Mazzotta is a restaurant owner

The vacant bantamweight title will be on the line tonight at Pinnacle FC 11 in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania as Dominic Mazzotta looks for his fifth win in a row when he meets Varon Webb.

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Chris Nolan/MetCon Photos/Pinnacle FC

Mazzotta (7-1) made his professional debut back in 2013 and along with being a very successful mixed martial artist, Mazzotta is also a restaurant owner.

“I have been in the martial arts business for about 22 years now and I have been in the restaurant business for about 15 years now,” Mazzotta told The MMA Report. “I never really thought I would be this far in MMA and it’s something I decided I wanted to do in my early 20’s. I had already established my business and it’s a nice medium. If I need to train — since it’s my business, I can leave. I can work around the schedule that I need to work around, so it kind of makes it easy for me.

With running and business and being a professional mixed martial artist, how does Mazzotta balance his schedule?

“I can of have a good routine going on with it,” he explained. “My restaurant is only open from Wednesday to Saturday. So Sunday, Monday, Tuesday — I make those days to mainly do my hard training. I do my two-a-days and stuff. Saturday and Sunday — Sunday is a two-a-day too, but Saturday I do a one-a-day. Thursday I do a one-a-day and I take Friday off. I don’t ever get a day off unless I am on vacation. I never get a day off. It gets a little bit tough, but I don’t think you need a day off. There are places in the world who would love to work seven days a week. What I do is what I love to do. To me, the fighting part is not a job for me, it’s like a passion. I like what I do.”

Tonight will mark the second time that Mazzotta will step into the Pinnacle FC cage. His previous fight in the promotion came in May and he submitted Tim Goodwin in the first round by rear-naked choke. It was his fifth career win by submission and four of those wins have come by rear-naked choke. While he knows he is facing a tough opponent in Webb, no one is stopping him on his way to the UFC.

“No one is stopping me. I don’t care who it is,” Mazzotta said. “I am getting to the UFC. This dude is just another step. I don’t know what he does and I don’t care what he does. I am going to beat him.”

Pinnacle FC 11 will be available via an online stream tonight at a price point of $12.99 and the first fight will begin at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT.