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Waiting in MMA’s Shadow, Asa Ten Pow Forging Ahead at Lion Fight 29

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Waiting in MMA’s Shadow, Asa Ten Pow Forging Ahead at Lion Fight 29

There’s not much within combat sports that Asa Ten Pow hasn’t done. From his days as a child getting into martial arts, to making a splash in amateur boxing, and having experienced fighting at the pro MMA and Muay Thai levels, Ten Pow has just about experienced it all.

“I started with Muay Thai, but the scene here in Florida is not as big as it is in California or the Tri-State New York area, so I started to go over to MMA, since it’s a hotbed here for it in Florida,” Ten Pow told MMAWeekly.com. “I enjoyed it for the most part.

“I wanted to continue with my stand-up game, so I got involved in boxing and won the Golden Gloves. This past year I’ve gone back to the Muay Thai scene and getting my name out there with Lion Fight.”

Ten Pow believes his experience in the various disciplines has not only influenced his technique but on his mentality as a fighter.

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“I think it has a great impact, not only with the skillsets, but with the coaching and philosophies of each process,” Ten Pow said. “As a competitor, I always want to do the best in anything as I can, and wanted to get as far as I could, especially as an amateur and see how my skillset matched up with the other competitors out there.”

On May 27 in Mashantucket, Conn., Ten Pow returns to Lion Fight after his successful debut with the company earlier this year to take on a familiar face in Bryce Lawrence in a super-lightweight bout.

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Source:: mmaweekly