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Ava Knight: “Why not challenge myself to be great at something I’ve never done before?”

A former multiple-time world champion in the sport of boxing, Ava Knight, will branch out for her debut into the world of MMA at Bellator 228.

Why make the move and venture into MMA?
“The biggest thing I thought of is, ‘just because I can.’ Being an athlete, having the opportunity and just putting all the things together. And I have the opportunity to do it, why not? Why not challenge myself to be great at something I’ve never done before?”

When did you first get this idea or want to make this move?
“I didn’t realize how long ago it was, it was 2015, I got an offer from Invicta and obviously it wasn’t enticing enough for me to bite on it. It’s been around for a little while that I’ve wanted to try a and get in MMA. One reason is because women, we’re getting treated better, and the second is just being an athlete, and wanting to try something new.”

Bellator 228 takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on September 28th.

Check out the full interview at the top of the page.

Bellator 228

Main Card:
Featherweight Title & Grand Prix: Patricio Ferire (29-4) vs. Juan Archuleta (23-1)
Middleweight: Gegard Mousasi (45-7-2) vs. Lyoto Machida (26-8)
Featherweight Grand Prix: Darrion Caldwell (12-3) vs. Henry Corrales (17-3)
Featherweight Grand Prix: Daniel Weichel (39-11) vs. Saul Rogers (13-2)
Featherweight Grand Prix: AJ McKee Jr. (14-0) vs. Georgi Karkhanyan (28-9-1)
Prelims:
Middleweight: Antonio McKee (29-6-2) vs. William Sriyapai (13-8)
Lightweight: AJ Agazarm (1-1) vs. Jonathan Quiroz (3-3)
130 lbs. Catchweight: Jay Viola (2-1) vs. Johnny Santa Maria (3-4)
Women’s Strawweight: Ava Knight (0-0) vs. Shannon Goughary (4-3)
Lightweight: Joshua Jones (8-4) vs. Dominic Clark (14-8)
Bantamweight: Weber Almeida (2-0) vs. Castle Williams (4-2)
Bantamweight: Jason Edwards (2-0) vs. Adrian Najera (1-0)
Welterweight: Emilio Williams (4-2) vs. Ian Butler (6-6)
Middleweight: Andre Walker (5-2) vs. Ozzy Diaz (2-1)
175 lbs. Catchweight: Mike Jasper (13-5) vs. Johnny Cisneros (12-7)

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