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Jamall Emmers Believes RFA 41 Bout Could Vault Him to the Next Level

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Though he came up short in his RFA lightweight title challenge to champion Thiago Moises in June, featherweight Jamall Emmers impressed onlookers with his performance, including UFC President Dana White.

When looking back on the fight with Moises, Emmers admits his willingness to step in for another fighter at a weight class above his didn’t help, but still he’s pleased with pushing the champion until late in the bout.

“I felt like going into the fifth round it was an even fight,” Emmers told MMAWeekly.com. “I felt like I got a little tired in the fifth and he took advantage of it. Other than I feel like I did pretty good for a week’s notice.

“It’s a good feeling showing all the hard work I’ve put in is starting to pay off a little. I’m glad Dana White was impressed with my performance.”

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Emmers (9-3) impressed enough that the RFA has brought him back to face Rivaldo Junior (15-5-2) on Friday in San Antonio, Texas, in a main card 145-pound bout.

Now that he’s had proper time to prepare, Emmers believes he’ll be able to have an even more standout showing this time.

“I’ve got to get my diet right and get my conditioning in, so I feel I’ll perform at my best,” he said. “Having the time to prepare for the fight is going to help me out a lot. I can show off a lot more skills and where I’m at without being tired.”

As for Junior, Emmers feels that he will be able to physically outshine his ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly