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LFA 97: Jose Martinez checks in about camp life and more

Jose Martinez meets the dangerous Jacob Rosales at LFA 97: Browne vs. Estrázulas. Prior to securing this big spot, Martinez (11-4) picked up a couple of big wins. First, at C3 Fights 48 in Newkirk, Oklahoma, the 30-year old scored a buzzer-beater knockout against Sherwin Price. Not only would he accomplish that, but he also changed promotions and put on yet, another masterful debut. At Freestyle Cage Fighting 60 he once again showed why he belonged with the upper echelon of opponents. Now at LFA 97, Martinez will meet Rosales (12-6) to illuminate the lightweight hierarchy.

Jose Martinez – Camp Life got in touch with Martinez and he acknowledges how skillful his opponent is. In fact, he mentioned that Rosales’s skillset is dangerous, but credits his speed to be the deciding factor in this contest. Not only that but the condition of his camp was discussed further, considering the common disruptions caused by the virus. In response to those growing concerns, he said,

“As far as training goes I haven’t had any issues getting to the gym everything has been normal. The only difference between camp and not in camp is I up my cardio a bunch to be able to push a hard pace for 3 rounds”.

With a three-fight win streak intact, Martinez definitely enters the bout with more momentum. Since Rosales is looking to rebound after a loss, this will be a statement-making performance if things go his way. Not only that, but Rosales has faced at the time, champion Bryce Logan in a back-and-forth war. However, now both athletes sit in the co-main event in what looks to be an obvious title-eliminator. Given Martinez’s tendency to stress his cardio, one could surmise this could end up being a long bloody battle.

LFA 97 kicks off Friday, Jan.15. 9:00 P.M. ET. on UFC Fight Pass – Keep it locked on for the latest results, features, and more!

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Doug Murray
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