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Journey Neson Working His Way Up the Bantamweight Division

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Still new into his MMA career, bantamweight prospect Journey Newson believes that he’s made the right moves to build a solid foundation for the long-haul.

After spending a good amount of time in the amateur ranks, Newson has picked up back-to-back wins to start off his pro career.

“I went 7-2-1 in the amateurs,” Newson told “It’s not a bad record. I faced a lot of tough guys. Both of the losses were by decisions, so I haven’t been finished yet. Going pro, being 2-0 now, I feel pretty comfortable.

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“My first pro fight I was off a year from fighting. I was still training, but it kind of showed in my performance, it went to decision. It could have gone better if I would have had it sooner. I used the momentum off my debut to finish my next one in the first round.”

Though he’s not quite where he wants to be in his development, Newson is nonetheless pleased with how far he’s come in such a short time.

“We’re all as fighters trying to be perfect, but we’re far from it, though we strive for it,” said Newson. “I feel like I’m where I want to be, but I always want to progress. With striking and grappling, I’m not all there yet, but I’m making the steps to be comfortable with where I’m at.”

Newson (2-0) kicks off his 2016 in a 135-pound bout against Shane Friesz (2-0) as part of the Team Seattle vs. Team Portland series for Super Fight League: America on Saturday in Tacoma, Wash.

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Source:: mmaweekly