Lance Palmer (13-3), talked with My MMA News after his open workout at LAW MMA gym on Long Island, New York. Palmer worked out last at the event closed to the public but open to the media. The former four-time NCAA All-American wrestler out of Ohio State was snubbed by the local Long Island media, who showed their lack of MMA knowledge and respect for a talented warrior.
Finishing his workout, only My MMA News came to speak to the highly talented Ohio native fighter, whom will be headlining the fourth Professional Fighters League event.
Palmer, 31, will be fighting Harrison’s last opponent, Tuerxun Jumabieke in the main event.
Excited to get back in the cage with little time between bouts, Palmer believes the quick turn around will be beneficial. Keeping to his roots of wrestling, he’s prepared to grind a full three rounds against a tough Jumabieke.
The Team Alpha Male fighter explained how he isn’t feeling any pressure in this fight to get the finish but he plans to outwork his opponent to capture an early stoppage.
The former featherweight World Series of Fighting Champion is a favorite to reach the finals of the finals for the Million Dollar prize.
Standing at 13-3 in his career, Palmer is the biggest threat to Andre Harrison’s undefeated record. Before he can focus on the playoffs, Palmer has to defeat Jumabieke to find himself at the top of the seeding for the inaugural MMA playoffs.
Palmer is the main event on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at PFL 4. The fights take place at Nassau Coliseum on Long Island, NY.
The prelims will be aired at 6 PM on Facebook Live followed by the main card at 9 PM est. on NBC Sports Network.
Lance Palmer PFL 4 Interview:
Featherweight Lance Palmer (13-3) PFL 4 Open Workout Interview Former Ohio State ALl-AMERICAN wrestler seeks the million dollars in the PFL tournament. PFL 4 takes place Thursday, July 19, 2018. July 17 2018
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).