Just when Andy thought it was safe to relax and try to cut weight quietly… Along we came to hassle her and make sure we could give people an insight into her camp and runup leading into her title defense for this fight!
So we started with asking how her camp went and if she was looking forward to the fight and why….
My camp went REALLY well. except for people interrupting my weight cut! (She’s kidding she loves us!). I did a lot of 5 round circuits, so my cardio is on point for sure.
As usual Andrea Lee and Donny Aaron from Karate Mafia will be in my corner. I couldn’t do this without them! And not only from the training side, but also my sponsors, Paul Hejduk Furniture and LP painting, Get Cocky, Triple crown Movers, Pitbull LAbs, and LUB-MMA for all of their help in supporting me along the way too…
Oh and definitely Pub & Grub too!
As for the fight itself I’m excited! My opponent is great, but also it’s in California and I was born in Hollywood and lived in Los Angeles originally so there are going to be lots of friends, old friends and family members there on the night!
Also there is usually a younger crowd at the California events too which is always fun! Lol!
And do you have much planned for the year ahead Andy?
I know last year on the Rizin NYE event you managed to create the first in competition “CrandyBar” gogoplata armbar.
Yah this year is gonna be hot for me! If you thought last year was, that was just a sneak peak! All I do is train and train… And it’s going to be a big year for me.
The Full fight card is below for this weekend…
The event will be headlined by two world titles!
Daniel “El Leon” Hernandez vs. Bubby Clinton for the vacant Super Fight Welterweight Belt and Women’s Atomweight Champion, Andy Nguyen defending her title against Bi Nguyen.
Full Fight card :
Main Event – Super Fight Welterweight Title (170 lbs.)
Daniel “El Leon” Hernandez (19-14) from El Monte, California (The Vault MMA) vs. Buddy Clinton (10-6) from Dallas, Texas (Royce Gracie / Travis Lutter Fight Team). Hernandez won his last bout impressively in the first round and is the former KOTC Middleweight Champion. Clinton is a BJJ Black Belt under Royce Gracie.
Co-Main Event – Women’s Atomweight World Title (105 lbs.)
Current KOTC Champion Andy “the Crasian” Nguyen (4-3) from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Karate Mafia) vs. Bi “KillHer Bee” Nguyen (3-0) from Houston, Texas (Jackson Wink MMA). Andy Nguyen since winning the title, is coming off an impressive first round victory. Bi Nguyen has previously defeated Andy Nguyen in a close three round decision.
Featured Event -Catchweight (190 lbs.)
Jason “Shark Heart” Ellis from Hollywood, California (Saekson Muay Thai) vs. Gabe “The Hitman” Rivas from Eloy, Arizona (Cobra Fight Club). Ellis is also currently a well-known top ranked Sirius XM radio host and formerly a top ranked professional skateboarder. Rivas is a veteran fighter with 13 wins.
Other fighters include:
Ryan Fillingame, Andrew Kauppila, Jake Adams, Johnny Cisneros, Mike Segura, Stephanie Gonzalez, Angela Jennings, George Pelayo, Demarcus Brown, Rick James, Darren Smith, Boston Loud, Bobby Sanchez, Idress Wasi, Michael Hockenhull, Jonathan Quiroz, Joe Hernandez, Dejon Daniels, Jonathan Noriega, Cooper Gibson, Julian Shore, Alex Thompson, Mark Matsumoto, Cody Walker, Fernando Padilla, Steve Ramirez, Jason Kilgore, Moses Murrieta, Ryan Lang, Jeffrey Glosner, Kailan Hill, Chris Lewis, Kevin Holland, Firuz Sanginov, Jacob Sandoval, Musa Toliver, Austin Wilson, Andre Ewell, Marco Raygoza.