As many athletes endure the burdens of Covid-19, things have been no different for Nadine Mandiau. Competing at LFA 97: Browne vs. Estrázula, the Belgium-born fighter is looking to make a statement. Prior to fighting in LFA, Mandiau (1-1) earned her spot with a big win over Melissa Cervantes at Combate 49: San Antonio. Lately, with all of the chaos swirling around her career, consistency in training has been difficult. Also, Mandiau dealt with Respiratory Syncytial Virus before this fight came to fruition. Undoubtedly, after several changes to her camp, Mandiau will finally get to shine inside the cage. If her social media is any indication, the Belgium warrior is absolutely putting the work in. Evidence of her recovery is posted on her Instagram story.
LFA 97: Recovery Update with Nadine Mandiau
MyMMANews.com staff asked Mandiau about how her camp and recovery. In response, the flyweight said:
“It’s going great! Off day today and then heading into fight week! Personally, I feel like cupping is the only thing that really gets my knots out.. my muscles get very tight and I should probably get massaged more with the training I do… there are different kinds of cupping techniques – this one was the suction kind, not the heat one.”
The Belgium prospect spoke about her training regime as well. First, she mentioned training mornings and nights work best for her. In addition, she spoke about what goes on during those sessions. As Mandiau indicated,
“My days will be mixed with BJJ, pads/striking, then MMA, and finally strength and conditioning.”
With only five days out, the pressure is on for both athletes to make any move that offers even the slightest advantage. However, one thing is sure and that is LFA 97: Browne vs. Estrázulas is packed with tons of crazy violent fights. As one of the first fight cards of the year, you won’t want to miss any of this action on UFC Fight Pass come Jan.15.
Freelance Writer – Sports MMA