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Brian Camozzi Looking to Build on Strong 2016 Start at Friday’s RFA 37

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After a series of cancellations, welterweight Brian Camozzi finally returned to fighting for the first time in a year when he defeated Tyler Milner at RFA 34 in January.

While Camozzi might have hoped to get a little more cage time than he did, picking up the submission win just 80 seconds into the bout, he’s nonetheless pleased with how the fight played out.

“It was good to get a fight in, especially after pretty much a year off,” Camozzi told MMAWeekly.com.

“I kind of thought he was going to be more of a wrestler and try to take me down pretty quick, but he was content to stay on the feet, which worked out for me pretty well. He made a mistake reaching between my legs in the clinch and that set up the choke pretty quick.”

Camozzi’s time off didn’t affect him, as he stayed busy throughout 2015 working with his teammates to stay ready for his opportunity to finally fight.

“I’d been training pretty much 24/7,” said Camozzi. “We don’t come in and out of the gym depending on a fight. We train all the time anyway. So I didn’t feel rusty at all or anything. I got in there and felt at home and felt comfortable.

“We train to stay ready because we have so many guys who have fights, so we’re always in the gym helping them get ready.”

Camozzi feels he’s a much more evolved fighter now for all the work he did during his time off, especially when it comes to his ground game.

“I’ve definitely seen major differences,” Camozzi said. “I think I’m a lot better on the ground and my wrestling has grown leaps and bounds. I’ve been working with Ian Heinisch, who is a really good wrestler, and he’s shown me a lot of really good ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly