Interview with Nick Caracappa above
This past October, Nick “The Italian Stallion” Caracappa finally had his first opportunity to enter the cage and make his mixed martial arts debut. It was quite spectacular as he threw an overhand bomb with his right hand that connected and ended the bout just six seconds in. He has been eager to return to work, but the pandemic has slowed the regional scene and now coming up on March 11th, he makes the walk for his second time.
Nick is the youngest of three brothers and he has already seen his older siblings, Matt and Phil, become professional fighters. Caracappa finished up his collegiate wrestling career eager to follow in their footsteps. Even while studying and wrestling he was regularly attending MMA classes at Dante Rivera BJJ in Freehold, NJ working on his skills and helping many teammates prepare for fights as well.
MyMMANews caught up with the 21-year-old where I asked him…
Do you feel like your style will be somewhat of a Dan Henderson where you are a wrestler but would prefer to stand and strike?
“Yes. I like that comparison as well as Justin Gaethje. Those guys, like me have the wrestling but go into battle looking to knock people out. My head coach, Dante Rivera, and other training partners tell me that I have heavy hands. I train lots of jiu-jitsu because you can never stop improving but I love to go in there to try and finish fights standing.”
You can see our entire interview on the link above. Caracappa’s bout will be in Philadelphia on March 11th at the 2300 Arena for CFFC and will be streamed on UFC Fight Pass. His opponent is Isaac Kent who is 1-0 and has a kickboxing background. Should be a stand-up contest. Nick also tells us that both of his brothers will be on an upcoming card in April. You can stay right here at MyMMANews.com for updates and results for all of their fights.
Commentator for Art of War Cagefighting. More than 10 years experience in the PA/NJ regional MMA circuit. Commentator/post fight interviews. Television/media/event production.
The story of the fighter is what Bob loves about the sport. From the lowest level, to the highest, he only cares about the two warriors who do battle once the cage doors close. Everything else is secondary. Without their blood, sweat, and tears, he would not be here enjoying every minute.