Heading into her second professional fight, featherweight up and comer Amy “Donkey Kong” Coleman had made some alterations to her game following her previous fight, and she believes those alterations played a large part in her unanimous decision win over Anne DeCrescente at Valor Fights 33 in May.
“I changed up a lot of things in my camp and got more serious about making my game more well-rounded, and it couldn’t have gone any better,” Coleman told MMAWeekly.com. “I finally got in there and felt like I could see things more clearly.
“I found (DeCrescente’s) rhythm pretty early on in the fight. It went super-well. She’s super-tough, I didn’t put her down, so it did go to a decision, but I don’t think I could have done any better unless I ended it earlier. It was a really good showing.”
Having gone the full 15 minutes for the first time in her pro career, Coleman believes she did what she needed to do in order to secure the win, and in fact feels she could do even more if approached with the same situation again.
“I felt pretty solid throughout,” she said. “I made sure that I was a bit patient, and capitalized when I needed to, and didn’t take any risk.
“Pushing into those last rounds is always something we are planning for. We hope we don’t have to go that far, but we plan for it, and I still felt great. Looking back now, I could have pushed even harder towards the later rounds.”
Coleman (2-0) returns to make her Invicta FC debut on Friday in Kansas City, Mo., to take on promotional veteran Amber Leibrock (1-1) in a main ….View full article