Coming off a stable debut 12 months in 2020 the place he was victorious in all three of his fights, welterweight Mikey England continued his profitable methods with a first-round TKO of Bryan McDowell at FAC 7 on March 5.
Whereas England had a powerful efficiency towards McDowell, it wasn’t excellent. Due to that, he’s happier than maybe if it had been utterly one-sided.
“I assumed it was a enjoyable battle,” England informed MMAWeekly.com. “I had a blast in there. I felt good on my toes. I felt like I noticed the whole lot. I felt relaxed in there.
“(McDowell) ended up catching me with a few good strikes, so I received to find out about a few of my unknown areas, like getting hit and the way you react to getting hit and what are your pure reactions. That was good, and on high of that I received the win, so I can’t complain.”
With 4 finishes in his first 4 fights, it could appear to be a formidable feat in every other time in MMA, however with the onset final 12 months of the novel coronavirus and the way it affected coaching, England’s capacity to adapt and be so dominant is much more spectacular.
“I simply received carried out with my professional debut and gymnasiums had been shut down and stuff, so I took it again to my old style days after I was doing my very own exercises in my storage,” stated England. “I’ve two roommates I used to be getting work in with; we had been grappling in our front room.
“It was form of like ready and being prepared for any alternative to return since you by no means knew once they had been going to be. I ended up getting in two fights on the finish of (final) 12 months, so it was an superior 12 months.”
Since then, England has been in a position to get again into the gymnasium, and it’s been the consistency he’s been in a position to put into coaching that he feels will assist him proceed to be as dominant as he has been up to now in his profession.
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“Wrestling is a grueling tough-on-your-body factor, however MMA has loads of talent work, so that you’re actually in a position to be within the gymnasium all day on daily basis,” England stated. “Simply due to the consistency, I really feel like I’m getting so a lot better on a regular basis and I’m main in the precise path.”
Whereas England has an concept of the place he’d prefer to take issues in 2021, he’s open to going one alternative at a time and constructing his path from there.
“I’ve received form of a little bit define on how I would love the 12 months to go, however it’s simply an overview, and because the 12 months goes on I’m filling within the gaps as we go on,” stated England. “I’m not getting too bent out of form if we don’t attain (predetermined factors).
“I’m hoping to get 4 extra wins. I’ve received a battle lined up in Might, so hopefully go on the market and get a win, then perhaps get on the Contender Collection quickly and take issues to the very best degree and see how I do.”