After starting off his career with five straight first-round finishes, Bellator lightweight prospect Brent Primus went to a decision for the first time ever in his sole bout last year against veteran Derek Anderson.
And while the fight with Anderson went all three rounds and resulted in a split-decision victory for Primus, he doesn’t feel the bout was that close and intends to not get in the same position again in the future.
“When it went to the decision, I was so bummed,” Primus told MMAWeekly.com. “I thought it was so close (at that moment), but after I watched it, I feel I won the fight 2-1 for sure.
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“He really only had two minutes on top in the second round, but I really think I controlled the fight. It was too close for me for sure, so I’m going to not make that happen again for sure.”
Having steadily built himself up against increasingly experienced opponents, Primus believes that regardless of how many fights his opponents may have, any gap in cage time is inconsequential.
“I’m training to face really good guys in my division, and that’s definitely a confidence booster, but once we’re in there and it’s just me and him, as long as I prepare and my mind is right, I feel like I can beat anybody with that experience or not,” said Primus.
Primus (6-0) will have his first fight of 2016 at Bellator 153 on Friday in Uncasville, Conn., against his most veteran opponent yet in Gleristone Santos (27-5) in a main card 155-pound bout.
“His strong point is his stand-up, his footwork, and being fast on his feet,” Primus said of Santos. “I’ll be looking to use my wrestling and jiu-jitsu ….View full article