“I had my first three fights as a professional and came out with pretty quick victories, and then I had a setback last May against Matt Murphy,” Kramer told MMAWeekly.com. “Your first loss as a professional is a big one to overcome.
“My training camp for Isaac wasn’t the best, but I was able to put it all together and go out there and have a pretty good performance.”
Having been on a winning streak in the amateur ranks prior to turning pro in 2014, Kramer notes the impact of tasting defeat for the first time in a long time was a big one.
“I really had not lost a fight in several years,” said Kramer. “It left a bad taste in my mouth. I had to get that confidence back.
“I stepped back, took a look at my game, and I feel I made some adjustments in my training and tightened it all up. Now I’m able to take my additional tools and build some momentum on my side.”
Kramer (3-1) will be seeking his second straight win for Shamrock FC when he takes on Dillon Tolbert (2-2) in a main card 125-pound bout on the company’s show on Saturday in Kansas City, Mo.
“He seems to be a real athletic, strong wrestler with good hands and good grappling,” Kramer said of Tolbert. “He’s an all-around fighter and doesn’t have huge holes in his game.
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