Jason Soares (12-0) discusses his featherweight title defense against Ariston Franca (10-4) at Titan FC 54 on April 26. Jason also talks about his first-round finish over Caio Uruguai, switching opponents for this matchup, his training camp and competing in front of Dana White for “Lookin For A Fight.”
“I know that he’s not southpaw. The last guy I fought was southpaw,” Soares said.
“I’ve been told this guy is a jiu jitsu black belt. I don’t really care about that much,” the champ said. “I mean that in a very respectful way, I don’t care about my opponent. I just focus on my game.
Soares is coming off a first round win at Titan FC 52, advancing his professional mixed martial arts record to 12-0.
For this fight with France, Soares is predicting the contest will end within the first two rounds either by guillotine choke or knockout.
Soares said that he recently drew inspiration from professional golfer Tiger Woods who on Sunday, overcame his many doubters by winning the Masters tournament, his first major tournament win in 11 years.
“It gives you chills that everyone in the sport says this man is done and he’ll never win again.”
Purchase tickets for the Titan FC 54 fight card at cagetix.com/titan. UFC President Dana White will be attendance on April 26. The winner of the Soares-Franca fight could punch their way into the UFC with an impressive win in front of the boss.