Interview with Israel Galvan above
Israel Galvan (5-2) discusses his vacant flyweight title fight against Mitch Raposo (6-1) at CES 70 on Sept. 9. Israel also spoke about how he got into MMA, working with Raposo’s former opponent Liudvik Sholinian in the past and why he doesn’t see this fight hitting the scorecards.
“I think he’s just going to try to lay and prey on me. He’s not going to be able to take me down. I think once I hit him, he’s going to be on his bike. I know I’m going to finish him; I’ve got to finish him. I’ve finished my last four fights … I’m going to keep that streak up.”
The event takes place at the Mass Mutual Center at MGM Casino in Springfield, Massachusetts.
CES MMA 70 fight card:
Nathan Ghareeb vs. Dan Dubuque – 145 lbs
Mitch Raposo vs. Israel Galvan – 125 lbs
Harris Bonfiglio vs. Kody Allen Murray – 125 lbs
Pat Casey vs. Daniel Frunza – 170 lbs
Ali Zebian vs. Sam Watford – 155 lbs
R. Carvalho vs. Keith Speed – 145 lbs
Fran Collins vs. Mus’Aib Baiyina – 185 lbs
Cody Zappone vs. Kenny Champion – 145 lbs
Jon Ciampa vs. David Versailles – 170 lbs
John Howard vs. Gesias Cavalcante –
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