Currently training with Sergio Penha BJJ and One Kick Nick striking. Mike was born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and grew up in Williamstown, Pennsylvania. While growing up, Mike attend high school at Williams Valley High School. Mike competed in baseball, basketball, and football, while taking karate, judo and kickboxing classes. After graduating from high school, Mike enrolled in Lock Haven University. There he graduated with a B.S. in Health and Physical Education. While Mike was fighting and training, he was a substitute teacher. Mike Ciesnolevicz is a life long martial artist with a background in Karate in which he received his black belt. Ciesnolevicz attended Lock Haven University, a wrestling power, where he walked on to the squad and honed his grappling skills. But it wasnt until he met and began training with Pat Miletich that his mixed martial arts career began.