Interview with Aking Deleon above
Art of War 19 goes down on July 31 in Feasterville, Pennsylvania and the card is stacked with a bunch of interesting fights. In the main event, world class coach “Korean Thunder” Ryan Kim Cafaro takes a break from traveling across the globe and working UFC corners to concentrate on his own endeavors as he battles Ashan Abdullah in the main event. Two of the brightest women’s prospects in the region battle it out in their pro debuts in the co-main event as “Bang Bang” Sandy Ccheng brawls with Natalie Schlesinger.
MyMMANews will be on hand for live results and also on commentary, post-fight interviews and we will have a slew of pre-fight coverage.
Art of War Cage Fighting matchmaker Jillian looks like she struck gold again with a very exciting matchup in the welterweight division with two high quality athletes and hard workers as Qadir Pratt and Aking Deleon both come into their second fight and each off of a win. Pratt trains out of Quintella MMA and his one victory came at AOW 15 where he had a convincing unanimous decision. Deleon was dominant at Stellar Fights 45 where he finished his opponent via TKO in 1:25.
MyMMANews caught up with Aking Deleon heading into fight week to get his thoughts on the fight. He says…
“I watched Pratt’s fight on film and he had some really good wrestling and slams. He is a good athlete, but so am I and I’m looking forward to this challenge and finally being able to get back in there after this layoff because of Covid. I been putting in the work and I’m already on weight. I am a chef in my full time job for the elderly and I know how to fuel my body the right way and feel strong.”
Please check out our full interview on the link above. I was live at both of these young men’s fights and love this matchup. They both have power and speed and this fight could be fireworks.
Commentator for Art of War Cagefighting. More than 10 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production.
The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.