Coming off a good debut 12 months in 2020 exactly where he was victorious in all a few of his fights, welterweight Mikey England continued his winning ways with a to start with-spherical TKO of Bryan McDowell at FAC 7 on March 5.
Though England experienced a robust performance in opposition to McDowell, it was not perfect. Since of that, he’s happier than probably if it had been fully one particular-sided.
“I imagined it was a enjoyable struggle,” England explained to MMAWeekly.com. “I had a blast in there. I felt superior on my feet. I felt like I saw all the things. I felt relaxed in there.
“(McDowell) ended up catching me with a pair of superior strikes, so I got to master about some of my unknown spots, like acquiring strike and how you respond to receiving hit and what are your all-natural reactions. That was good, and on top rated of that I bought the win, so I can not complain.”
With 4 finishes in his initially four fights, it would feel like an outstanding feat in any other time in MMA, but with the onset very last 12 months of the novel coronavirus and how it afflicted training, England’s potential to adapt and be so dominant is even additional extraordinary.
“I just received done with my professional debut and fitness centers ended up shut down and things, so I took it back again to my outdated college days when I was executing my have exercises in my garage,” stated England. “I have two roommates I was acquiring operate in with we had been grappling in our dwelling space.
“It was sort of like ready and staying completely ready for any opportunity to appear due to the fact you hardly ever understood when they had been likely to be. I ended up acquiring in two fights at the conclude of (final) calendar year, so it was an brilliant calendar year.”
Since then, England has been in a position to get back again into the fitness center, and it is been the regularity he’s been equipped to set into coaching that he feels will help him continue on to be as dominant as he has been so significantly in his career.
“Wrestling is a grueling rough-on-your-entire body thing, but MMA has a large amount of ability do the job, so you are really able to be in the gymnasium all working day each individual working day,” England claimed. “Just since of the consistency, I truly feel like I’m finding so substantially much better all the time and I’m leading in the correct way.”
When England has an plan of where he’d like to just take points in 2021, he’s open up to going one chance at a time and making his route from there.
“I’ve received form of a tiny define on how I would like the yr to go, but it is just an define, and as the 12 months goes on I’m filling in the gaps as we go on,” explained England. “I’m not getting also bent out of condition if we really do not access (predetermined points).
“I’m hoping to get four much more wins. I’ve received a battle lined up in May possibly, so ideally go out there and get a win, then possibly get on the Contender Sequence before long and choose points to the maximum level and see how I do.”