Khai Wu, a 6-2 featherweight prospect, is set to return to action at Colorado Combat Club 7 on July 24th. The Bellator vet is riding a hot four fight winning streak and a Peruvian Neck Tie win the mix there. Wu takes on Alejandro Rodriguez in the main event of the card.
Khai Wu making His Return
Khai Wu, a Dodge Sports product, says that this return to action is a proof of funds in his growth as a young fighter. During the pandemic, Wu has added new tools and sharpened existing ones. In this upcoming fight, he’s going out there to test what he’s learned.
“I see this fight as a chance to demonstrate all the lessons I learned in my previous fights,” said Wu, 25. “My four-fight winning streak doesn’t mean anything to me unless I go in there and fix the mistakes I made in my last four fights. I’m not going into this fight just looking to get my hand raised, I’m going to try to really apply some new tactics I’ve learned during the COVID-19 pandemic. I just want to see it all pay off, reinvent myself, and progress from there.”
Wu last fought in January of 2020 before the pandemic took hold and held his career off. Now, he plans on being very active in 2021 and getting back to what he loved: fighting.
“I think this fight is definitely a really exciting turning point for me, especially with all of the craziness that has happened with COVID-19 and the pandemic. I want to get back into the mix with this fight, reinvent myself, and see how I feel. Then, I’d like to finish the year with two or three more fights; I just need to fill the void I had during the pandemic,” said Wu.
Wu’s pandemic break hasn’t been all roses either. His main gym was shut down with the pandemic rearing it’s head but plan to re-open soon. He’s been at Resistance since then and has felt a huge leap in growth during his time there.
“My main gym, Guerilla Jiu Jitsu in Pleasanton, closed down due to COVID in an unforeseen detour. We’re planning to reopen again soon. In the meantime, I’ve been training with Resistance — they’re a fairly new gym that just came together. They’ve got a lot of UFC vets. I’ve got a lot of good guys to work with over there, and then Blackhouse was invite-only; I’m very fortunate to get connected with them and train with a lot of high-level wrestlers and the legendary Kenny Johnson,” explained Wu.
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