Matt Probin has started off strong in his professional mixed martial arts career with four straight wins. Three stoppages by KO/TKO and then a decision win at Belllator 215 has put him in position to take on Tim “The Jaguar” Dooling in the co-main event on Friday the 13th of September at Ring of Combat 69 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Since this is the first time that I have chatted with Matt, I asked him about his background into combat sports and it turns out that he has much more experience than his record indicates. He tells MyMMANews…
“I started out boxing in the Royal Navy. I’m from England. Boxing grew into kickboxing, Muay-Thai, and the transition into MMA. All total, I’d say I’ve had about 40 fights.”
Matt seemed very humble and thankful for the opportunity. He says that he has been looking for a fight and been on weight (145 lbs) for almost six weeks now in case of a short notice call. Louis Neglia and Dead Serious Promotions just so happened to be in the right place at the right time as Dooling lost his original opponent a couple of weeks ago and Probin was very happy to step in. Matt says that he has watched most of Tim’s fights and is very excited to do battle. He was very gracious of the Jaguar and acknowledged the high level opponents that Tim has faced so far and says he is a fan of his style. He says….
“This is the type of guy who is going to be there from bell to bell, who will be in my face and gonna scrap. I wouldn’t be surprised if we are in the center of the cage the whole time. You can bet that this is going to be fight of the night!”
Please check out our entire interview above. Probin is very engaging and it was a lot of fun interviewing him. I will be cage-side for MyMMANews at the Tropicana Hotel and Casino Resort bringing live results and a full recap of the entire fight card. ROC will also be streamed live on UFC FightPass.