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Aaron Jeffery getting back on the horse in Combat Zone 71 headliner

Middleweight Aaron Jeffery discusses his upcoming main event fight with Dennis Olson at Combat Zone 71 next weekend.

The event will take place next Friday night, Aug. 23 at The Double Tree in Manchester, New Hampshire. The New England regional promotion is co-owned by surging UFC featherweight contender Calvin Kattar.

Aaron talks about getting right back on the horse after his last fight, how the fight with Olson came to be, how he likes the matchup against Olson, being the first Canadian fighter to be featured on Dana White’s Contender Series, fighting a guy with a long layoff considering he has had one himself in his career, training with Elias Theodorou, getting back on the UFC radar and much more.

Despite losing on the Contender Series to Brendan Allen, who earned a UFC contract at the event, Jeffery was able to take some things away from that experience that will help him grow as a fighter.

“For sure, I learned from that fight,” Jeffery told MyMMAnews.com. “There were just some small, technical errors, some stuff in the clinch, a few things I’ve been working on leading up to the fight, some stuff that was showing up in training but it wasn’t drilled in my brain enough to take into the fight. Just some small technical details that we’re continuing to work on.

“I did do some sulking (after the fight). I want to get that bad taste out of my mouth and get back into the win column. We looked at our options, got this fight with Dennis presented to us and we jumped on it.”

Check out the full interview with Canadian middleweight prospect Aaron Jeffery, as he prepares to take on New England MMA veteran Dennis Olson in the main event of Combat Zone 71 next Friday night, in the video above.