Ciaran Coogan is heading into UKFC 19 bout filled with confidence ahead of trip to Preston to face off with Matthew Pugh.
Coogan, who fights out of Fight Academy Ireland, stands at (2-0) in his short amateur career. However, he does have a number of exhibitions under his belt.
The Irishman made his amateur debut at the back end of 2021, but unfortunately, the fight was deemed a no-contest. Looking to right the wrong, Coogan kicked off 2022 with a bang accumulating two stoppage victories in the space of two months.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Coogan before he makes the walk. Read the full exclusive below.
Interview With Ciaran Coogan
Fight night is vastly approaching. Are you one of those people who enjoy the whole process of fight week, or are you on the opposite end, finding it stressful and filled with pre-fight anxiety?
I don’t mind fight week. All the hard work is done, so it’s more about staying mentally ready for Saturday.
Leading into your fourth competitive outing, how would you sum up your time as an amateur thus far?
I’ve loved every fight I’ve had. My first fight ended in a no contest, but the other two were great fun, and I learnt a lot from them.
Ciaran Coogan Talks Training Schedule
Talk us through your weekly training schedule in terms of this camp? What measures have you taken to ensure you remain undefeated at UKFC? Any new additions or have you stuck with what you know?
Same training format as always, the sessions we are doing at FAI are top-level, and I can’t stress that enough. Our coaches put so much planning into the sessions and have a structured system of what we will be doing, everybody in the gym is getting better every session, and that’s the environment where champions are made.
I like to ask those I hadn’t spoken with before how they first got started in MMA? Do you have any interesting stories, or was it a simple introduction for yourself?
Simple enough, really. I just joined the gym and never looked back.
What to Expect?
For those who are sitting on the fence about attending, why should they purchase a ticket and grab a seat for Ciaran Coogan and Matthew Pugh? What can the audience expect?
The audience should get ready for a high paced fight. Where ever the fight goes, I’m confident in my abilities.
When looking at this fight on paper, where do you feel the obvious path to victory is? Have you studied Matthew’s game at all in preparation?
No, I haven’t studied Matthew at all. I’ve seen he has a few submission wins, but that doesn’t phase me. I’m happy to keep the fight standing or go to the ground.
Lastly, how does Ciaran Coogan get it done on Saturday night at UKFC 19?
I believe on Saturday, the neck will be there for the taking via RNC.
Featured image credits to Amy Kelly MMA Media