Possessing been a calendar year because he experienced formerly fought, for middleweight Johnny Eblen, receiving back again into the cage to confront Taylor Johnson at Bellator 250 previous October was a great deal welcomed.
For his aspect Eblen was capable to get the career finished as opposed to Johnson and select up a unanimous determination victory, remaining undefeated for his profession so considerably.
“That was a excellent get,” Eblen instructed MMAWeekly.com. “(Johnson) was definitely a hard opponent. I’m happy I obtained to showcase against a male like that.
“I did what I had to dot to get that W. I went back again, watched the tape, observed the changes I experienced to make for the future camp so I can put guys away like that.”
With very long layoffs with any luck , guiding him, Eblen is on the lookout to use a larger amount of activity to help preserve him motivated to enhance his skillset.
“I’m the form of male that if I’m healthy I’m coaching,” explained Eblen. “I was helping other guys get ready for fights. I was choosing up new techniques, discovering, always in the gym just about every day teaching and acquiring superior.
“I feel I have a very very good strategy of the place my game is. I’m unquestionably healthier. I’m undoubtedly a lot more rounded. I have a superior perception of my fighter capabilities and who I am as a human. I consider people will get pleasure from the 2021 variation of Johnny Eblen.”
At Bellator 258 this Friday in Uncasville, Connecticut, Eblen (7-) will appear to keep his undefeated streak going when he usually takes on Daniel Madrid (186) in a preliminary 185-pound bout.
“He’s experienced a good deal of fights, he has a whole lot of wins, a number of losses, and is a very good match-up,” Eblen said of Madrid. “He likes to stand and trade and combat on the ft. He has a pretty fantastic JIu-Jitsu game on the ground.
“I believe I’m heading to get a end. I really don’t know which round it is. I’ll stick to the recreation strategy and do what I want to do, and if I get the complete, I get the complete, if not I consider I’ll get a unanimous selection.”
For Eblen it’s 1 phase at a time as he proceeds to work his way up the Bellator ranks in 2021.
“I consider one struggle at a time and see the place Bellator desires my career to head,” claimed Eblen. “I rely on Bellator and what they want to do with me. I think they have a very respectable sport system for me.
“After this battle I’ll be using to them and see what their program is for me the next few months and go from there.”