Amateur MMA fighter, Dylan Wright is expecting a fun-filled fight ahead of his welterweight contest this Saturday at Caged Steel 28.
Caged Steel 28 takes place in the Doncaster Dome, which has been the hotbed for the promotion over the years. Doors will open at 5:00 pm and the first fight gets underway at 5:30 pm.
The Doncaster based promotion look to kick-start their 2022 season with a mixture of amateur and professional mixed martial arts bouts. As of late, Caged Steel has also incorporated boxing bouts, which will also be featured among the action on Saturday evening.
We caught up with Dylan Wright ahead of his second amateur MMA fight to get his thoughts on the bout itself with Lewis Burton.
Interview With Dylan Wright
One week out from your second fight as an amateur MMA fighter. How much easier is dealing with the emotions this around as opposed to your first fight at Almighty FC 18?
A week out from my second fight, I’m managing my emotions well. I never like to think about it too much, and I like to take it all as it comes. I’ve been around mma shows and fighting long enough to know what to expect, so I’m feeling good and looking forward to the show.
On the topic of your MMA debut, I don’t think the result could have gone any better for you. Truthfully, could you have envisioned your debut going so smoothly, or is that first-round submission precisely what you visualised?
Since my last fight, I’ve been very consistent with my training as that’s how I like to train. I feel like I’ve made lots of improvements. As my last fight was an early finish, I don’t think I got to showcase my full abilities, so I’m looking forward to showing that and showing what improvements have been made.
Wright Talks Opponent Lewis Burton
At Caged Steel 28, you’ll meet Lewis Burton, who has a considerable edge when it comes to experience and Octagon time. Do you believe his having that advantage will impact the bout itself?
Lewis has more experience when it comes to mma fights, but I don’t feel this will have any impact. I’m confident in myself and feel like it’s a very good competitive matchup.
There’s a lot of tape on Lewis to go back and unravel. Is that something you’ve done in preparation for this bout? If so, what are your overall thoughts on him as a fellow competitor? Is there anything in there you feel he does well, perhaps not so well?
We had a quick look at some of Lewis’s fights when we were first offered the fight. Since then haven’t paid much attention as I prefer to concentrate on myself and the improvements I think I can make. I Like to be the best version of myself I can and fight my fight rather than change what I’m doing depending on the opponent. I feel that Lewis is a good opponent with some good skills and seems like he’s game to put on a good fight, and I respect him like I respect everyone who steps into the cage. This is a good matchup, and it’s a great fight for the crowd.
Wright Talks Plans For 2022
Suppose you leave victorious on March 19th. What does the rest of the year look like for you? Are you hoping for a quick turnaround?
After March 19th, I think I’d like to look at what other matchups are available so I can get another fight booked in pretty quickly. Want to have a good run in the next 18 months or so and be involved in the best fights possible.
Lastly, can you give us an official fight prediction? How does Dylan Wright get it done at Caged Steel 28?
I’ll predict a good exiting fight for March 19th ending in a win for me. There are a few ways I think it could happen, but I will just see what happens in the fight.
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