When it came to his 2015, things went much the same way as they had gone in previous years for flyweight up and comer Jason Sampson.
Wins over Joseph Sandoval and Archie Lowe added to Sampson’s current five-fight winning streak, cementing him as one of the best prospects in the Southwest region.
“Those two fights last year went just as I planned,” Sampson told MMAWeekly.com. “I beat them both in the first round. I knew they were not on the same level as me and I knew I was going to get the finish. I just put in the work, and all the hard work I put in paid off in both fights.”
Sampson credits his abilities to make the kind of adjustments in a fight needed to secure victory, which he feels comes from the extensive training he does in preparation.
“Every fight is different, and you can’t plan on what’s going to happen in the cage, so I just try to be ready for wherever the fights goes, and I’m ready for anything,” said Sampson. “I listen to my coaches and we go out there with a plan, but I’m always ready with a Plan B if Plan A doesn’t work.”
Sampson (13-1) believes it is his versatility will be a big key in picking up a victory when he takes on veteran Ryan Hollis (11-8) in a main card 125-pound bout on March 24 in Dallas, Texas, at Legacy FC 56.
“He’s not all-around,” Sampson said of Hollis. “He doesn’t have wrestling. He’s one-dimensional on his feet. He’s long and lanky, and has some Jiu-Jitsu, but it’s nothing I’m worried about.
“He’s never been finished before, but I know he’s never fought anyone like me, and I know I’m going to finish ….View full article