For the first time in BTC Fight Promotions history, no main card fight at an event went to a judges’ decision. Furthermore, all three fights ended in the first round – another first for the organization… [READ MORE].
It’s not often a fighter gets to participate in three professional fights prior to their 23rd birthday. It’s even rarer for that fighter to win all three of them, two of which by KO/TKO.
Serhiy Sidey is that fighter though, and he’s clearly on cloud nine because of it.
“It’s been amazing,” he said. “It’s awesome to turn pro and then get three fights in a row. So it’s been a great career, man. I’m just excited to get back in there.”
But these moments did not come easy. Sidey has been training with professionals since he was 16-years-old, and without his six amateur fights and impressive 4-2 record in them, he might’ve never gotten the opportunity to fight and win at a professional level.
Our own Jason Hagholm talks to the 23-year-old about his career path and what it took for Sidey to achieve his 3-0 pro MMA career start.
If there’s one fighter that has earned the nickname “Maverick”, it’s Burlington’s Adam Assenza.
The 31-year-old is as independently-minded as they come; per his own words, he “doesn’t really care much about what anybody does.” His only focus is on preparing himself, both mentally and physically, and he only worries about doing his own thing.
That’s the perfect mentality to carry into his August 24th fight against Josh Wick for the BTC Lightweight Championship at BTC 7: Annihilation in Ottawa.
Our own Jason Hagholm talks to Assenza about how he handles preparations, how he gets over bad results, and his love for mixed martial arts.
For most fighters, there’s nothing sweeter than fighting a professional fight in their hometown. But while most fighters fail to realize that dream, 36-year-old Dan “Daniel-San” Lariviere is only weeks away from experiencing it.
Although Lariviere was born in Halifax, Nove Scotia, the Lightweight fighter was raised in Ottawa, Ontario. It’s a city that remains number one in his heart, and when he fights Patrick Connors at BTC 7: Annihilation on August 24, he expects a special performance from himself to cap off a special event.
Our own Jason Hagholm speaks to Lariviere about the importance and gravity of such a moment.