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Boston Salmon Looking for Title Shot with Win Over Zac Riley at RFA 43

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Having been over nine months since he last stepped foot in a cage, bantamweight prospect Boston Salmon is eager to return to fighting and build off the tremendous start he’s had to his career so far.

Since turning pro in 2014, Salmon has reeled off five wins, all with finishes, and all within the RFA. Having started off on such a strong note, it’s no wonder people are seeing big things for Salmon’s future, including himself.

“I feel like it’s been a quick journey,” Salmon told MMAWeekly.com. “I can remember my first day with the RFA, my first pro fight, on the main card, on the television.

“Ever since then I’ve picked up five victories with four knockouts and one decision. I feel like this is a test for the next level, for graduation up to the UFC.”

Having been known primarily for his striking, a broken bone in his hand forced Salmon to develop more of his ground game over the course of 2016, which he feels has added to a more well-rounded skillset to complement his stand-up.

“We worked a lot of things on the ground, and just some of the things I need to work on more: less striking and more my ground base,” he said. “It’s just little things that I can work on to perfect my game.

“I’m not necessarily trying to make myself to be a ground fighter, but just tidy up a few little things; not to get on the ground, or if I get on the ground, to get up and be on my feet, which is pretty much my strength from my standpoint.”

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Source:: mmaweekly