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Nick Meck is confident ahead of pro debut at Apex FC 2

Nick Meck is set to take the next step in his mixed martial arts journey this week, as he’s set to make his pro debut at Apex FC 2 on Friday, Aug. 20 in Kansas City, Missouri.

A former collegiate wrestler, Meck posted a 7-0 amateur record that included four stoppage wins. He closed out his amateur career in April, defeating Derek Alexander via decision to claim the welterweight championship at FCF 61.

“My decision was, I think, finding better competition,” Meck said of turning pro. “Ammy, I feel like you only can do so much. In ammy, you get some of those guys that probably should be at pro, but they’re taking a couple of ammys to figure out if they should do it. Or they’re trying to figure out what things they should work on before they go pro and take that next step. I feel like competition was the biggest thing for me, because of my wrestling background.”

Meck has been training at Glory MMA & Fitness for his pro debut, and even in the gym he’s taking a step up in competition.

“This is my first summer being in James Krause’s room every day,” Meck said. “When I was there the first day, you can tell the intensity of the room, the vibe, everybody’s focused and ready to learn.”

Apex FC 2 is headlined by a middleweight bout featuring Bellator and Strikeforce veteran Zak Bucia taking on Josh Tulley at Hy-Vee Arena. The event streams live via MMA Futures.

Watch the full video interview with Nick Meck above.

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