Glory Watson going pro
Just like many amateur mixed martial artists looking to make a splash in the sport’s professional rankings, 26-year-old Brewer, Maine native, Glory Watson has had a tough outing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watson, who has not competed since November 2019, will finally get her opportunity as a pro when she competes for Triton Fights on March 27 in Plant City, Florida.
While the Triton Fights promotion has not officially named Watson’s opponent, MyMMANews reporter Kyle Carroll recently interviewed Triton Fights matchmaker Chris Macci who said she will be facing Ariana Melendez of Orlando.
Watson was supposed to make her pro debut with New England Fights in June of 2020 but the pandemic brought virtually all competition to a halt.
She went 6-1 as an amateur and won the NEF flyweight (125-pound) title but will move down in weight to compete in the 115-pound strawweight division for Triton Fights. Her lone loss came by way of decision in her last outing.
Her opponent, Martinez, is also making her pro debut after going 3-2 as an amateur.
Triton Fights which is known for hosting amateur MMA bouts in New York is bringing the show to Florida for the very first time because of restrictions currently in place in the Empire State.