The “Catdaddy” himself joined Carroll’s Corner MMA Podcast to speak about his upcoming fight where he will defend his Cage Wars lightweight title for the first time. Kyle Kahler will headline the Cage Wars on June 25, fight card at the Albany Armory against undefeated challenger, Harley Locklear.
Kahler talks about his upcoming fight and the challenges Locklear will present him. As he is only five pounds over in weight, the champion enjoyed a cold brewski while on the CCMMA Podcast. In addition, Kahler’s cats invaded the interview while we were speaking.
The Mohawk Valley MMA fighter explains why he went up in weight, which had nothing to do with his teammate, Brendan Kennedy, who is also a Cage Wars champion at featherweight. MV-MMA fighters will be littering the fight card come Friday, June 25, the first fight card for Cage Wars since the Covid-19 pandemic shutting everything down.
The current lightweight champion of Cage Wars is a guy you can see turn the corner in his technique as the fights continued and his experience inside the cage increased. Kahler’s striking became more accurate and crisper. In his quest for the title, Kalher fought off a Black Belt in Jiu-Jitsu to keep the fight standing where he picked apart his foe on his way to a first-round TKO at 2:49.
Kalher believes the toughest part of being a champion is defending it and he is prepared to defend his strap. The Marine Corps Veteran also speaks about how he remembered his fellow Marines on Memorial Day this year.
Follow the Cage Wars champion, Kyle Kahler on Instagram at @catdaddymma.
Watch the whole interview of the “Cat Daddy” ahead of his first title defense on Friday, June 25, 2021, at The Armory against undefeated challenger, Harley Locklear.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).