Unbeaten flyweight prospect Paul Elizondo discusses his upcoming fight against Trevor Wells at Combate Americas: Fresno. The event takes place this Friday night at the Save Mart Center in Elizondo’s home city of Fresno and will be headlined by a lightweight showdown between Ignacio Bahamondes and Salvador Becerra.
The 28-year-old Elizondo discusses the progression of Combate Americas as an organization, the upcoming fight between former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz and former WWE champion Alberto El Patron, how his journey into the sport began, Wells being a great opponent for him and why he can bring the “dog out of” him, what he does for work outside of mixed martial arts competition, if Fresno is really the biggest little city in the US, what his future holds — whether it is in Combate, or in the UFC down the road — and much more.
In terms of a prediction, Elizondo is expecting a fight full of fireworks for as long as it lasts. Eventually, according to Elizondo, the momentum will shift once and for all in his favor.
“I break him,” Elizondo told MyMMANews.com when giving his prediction on how the fight will play out on Friday night. “I break him either in the second or the third round. I definitely know he has good training partners, but practice is way different than the actual fight. I’m definitely going to find out a lot about myself, I’m definitely going to find out a lot about him — and same thing for him. It’s going to be a battle. I think our technique is right there with each other but cardio and heart [will be the difference]. I put so much into this that there is no going out of this with a loss.”
Check out the full interview with Paul Elizondo as he prepares to face Trevor Wells this Friday at Combate Americas: Fresno in the video above.