Justin Gonzales has been putting in a lot of hard work ahead of his upcoming fight at Bellator 287 on Oct. 29.
Part of the work he’s been putting in should give the No. 9 ranked Bellator featherweight a big cardio advantage as he’s been spending some time at Red Feather Lake in Colorado.
When Gonzales is working out and doing his cardio there, he is doing it at eight thousand feet above sea level and he believes that will give him the ability to push the pace of the fight.
This fight against Andrew Fisher means a lot for Gonzales as he’s looking to get back on the to rise his stock back up after suffering his first career loss to Aaron Pico.
Gonzales has been studying Fisher very closely in the lead up to the fight and he knows he’s a tough veteran of the sport. He’s expecting Fisher to come forward and press the pace, but Gonzales believes he can do that better than Fisher and he hopes to make a statement on fight night.
Over the course of the last few months, Bellator’s featherweight division has been extremely active. Gonzales would have liked to have been apart of some of the bigger matchups that the promotion put on, but he wasn’t surprised that he wasn’t given a bigger opponent after the Pico loss.
Nonetheless, the Colorado native is planning on taking care of business at Bellator 287 and getting another shot a fellow ranked opponent on his pursue to towards the Bellator featherweight title.
Prior to the fight, Gonzales spoke with MyMMANews about his matchup with Fisher, his training for the fight, his future plans and his love for the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche.
You can watch his full interview in the video above.
A full list of fights scheduled for Bellator 287 are listed below:
Adam Piccolotti (13-4) vs. Mansour Barnaoui (19-4)
Fabian Edwards (10-2) vs. Charlie Ward (10-4)
Saul Rogers (15-4) vs. Tim Wilde (14-4-1)
Justin Gonzales (13-1) vs. Andrew Fisher (19-8-1)
Luke Trainer (5-1) vs. Lucas Alsina (0-1)
Davy Gallon (21-7-2) vs. Daniele Scatizzi (11-6)
Thibault Gouti (14-5) vs. Alfie Davis (14-4-1)
Chiara Penco (7-3) vs. Manuela Marconetto (3-1)
Yves Landu (17-9) vs. Walter Cogliandro (11-3-1)
Costello van Steenis (13-2) vs. Kamil Oniszczuk (9-1)
Nicolo Solli (3-1) vs. Bourama Camara (5-1)
Steven Hill (5-0) vs. Walter Pugliesi (9-3)