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Adam Townsend Rag-Dolled Valor Fighting Opponent When They Trained Together

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Following a setback with his loss to Ernest Chavez in the RFA last December, Tennessee-based fighter Adam “Prime Time” Townsend rebounded with a win over Justin Hartley at Apex Fights 10 in mid-March.

For Townsend, getting back on track was important, but more so he was happy to not go to a decision for a third fight in a row.

“It was good to get back in there and get a finish, mainly,” Townsend told MMAWeekly.com. “(Hartley) came in game. He came in on a week’s notice. But he came in shape. I kind of just made sure that I played to my game.”

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Wanting to finish his fight with Hartley especially motivating after Townsend’s loss to Chavez came via close split-decision, rather than be one sided for either fighter.

“I never like to let it go to a decision because you never know what (the judges) are thinking,” said Townsend. “I just feel like there are so many other things than can happen when all three judges can’t (agree) with one thinking you won and the other two being on the fence about it.

“I let that go. I don’t care about that type of stuff. I’m a fight-to-fight type of guy. I had that loss, but now I’m back to winning and I’m looking to keep that going.”

Townsend (14-4) gets back into the cage for the second time in just over a month when he takes on Steven New (5-1) in the main event of Valor Fights 32: Fighting for Autism on Friday in Knoxville, Tennessee.

“Steven and I have trained together several times and I completely rag dolled him every time we trained ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly