Anna Crutchfield, of Upstate Karate, joined Kyle Carroll on Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast to discuss her upcoming kickboxing and MMA fights. Crutchfield is coming off a victory against Mary Matia at LFA 8. She battled Matia in a kickboxing bout that went to a split decision. The former Olympic hopeful trains out of Upstate Karate in South Carolina, under head coach Ray Thompson, the father and coach of UFC’s welterweight contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson.
Crutchfield is fighting in another kickboxing fight at 864 Fighting Championships in Greenville, South Carolina before making her full transition to MMA. As a kickboxer, Crutchfield is 1-0 and as an MMA fighter, she is currently 0-1. The South Carolina fighter will make a quick turn around as she’ll be leaping into the MMA cage just over a month after fighting a kickboxing bout.
The striker explains to My MMA News reporter Kyle Carroll about her level of commitment. Fighting at bantamweight, the Ray Thompson fighter listened to his advice of “training like a professional” and is now fighting at flyweight (125-pounds) after changing her diet, workout routine, and dedication in the gym.
Former boxer and Olympic hopeful earned an invite to the USA Boxing Olympic team trails where her boxing career fizzled out after a hip injury. Crutchfield mentions the way she bumped into Ray and Stephen Thompson and joined their gym. MMA is the next step in her progression as a fighter.
The Preacher’s Daughter found a common interest in UFC fighter Holly Holm. Coming from a boxing background and also being the daughter of a preacher, Crutchfield looks up to the former UFC bantamweight champion.
Interested in watching Anna Crutchfield compete, tune into 864 Fighting Championships. The fights will be broadcasted on pay-per-view. Make sure to follow Anna on Social Media at @acrutch18 and My MMA News for all the results and updates in Crutchfield’s career at @MyMMANews.
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Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast: Anna Crutchfield Interview –
Anna Crutchfield of Upstate Karate discusses her upcoming kickboxing fight and MMA fight. Crutchfield is fighting at 864 Fighting Championships in nine days. Crutchfield trains under Ray Thompson of Upstate Karate, and father of UFC welterweight contender, Stephen Thompson. This Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast Interview was sponsored by Pure Spectrum CBD.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).