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Fitness Fight Factory prepares four for Cage War in Capital City; Interview with Blake Wells about fighting in Austin
- Updated: January 9, 2013
KELLER, TX, January 9, 2013 - We recently caught with Keller, TX native Blake Wells regarding his upcoming fight January 18th on the ‘Cage War in Capital City’ card happening in Austin, TX happening at the Crown Club Center on the Southeast side of town.
The twenty one year old made his debut back in October 2011 on an Elite Fighting Championships card in Hugo, Oklahoma – winning in the third round by submission Now he’ll be joining several of his Fitness Fight Factory teammates in Dakota Coston, Alistaire Arendse, and his twin brother Trevor Wells on the card as he looks for his second win in a row.
“I live with my twin brother. Sometimes it’s difficult for us to get along outside of training but we our work done in practice,” Blake says. Continuing on, he believes commitment is the key to his future success in this sport – something he has seen first-hand training alongside a UFC fighter coach in Johnny Bedford.
“I don’t live much of a life outside of fighting. I know very well the effort it takes to become well-versed in this sport and I spend as much of my time as possible training. I go to school part-time at TCC and i like to play guitar and watch movies in my spare time but outside of that, training is it for me. I train 5 days a week, twice or sometimes even three times a day. We don’t have a huge fight team at F3 but everyone who shows up is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in martial arts and I couldn’t ask for a better bunch of guys to beat me up at practice.”
Blake has been training MMA exclusively for about two years but started in traditional martial arts (TKD) as a youngster and moved on to become a national champion as a teenager. He wrestled in high school also.
“I hate standing still and I’ve never been a fan of team sports. I grew up watching Bruce Lee movies and Dragonball-Z. When I was in high school I watched a WEC replay of Cruz vs. Benavidez 2. I thought to myself, “This is exactly what I want to do.”
Looking back at his first fight, it’s what he would call a learning experience.
“The fight went all three rounds. I hit him with everything but the kitchen sink, got tired, and despite being really tired, I finished the fight moments before the last bell. I learned a lot from that fight. Now I’m excited to be fighting again on January 18th in Austin. Since it’s the first event at the venue, I feel like I’m obligated to perform well and make an exciting fight. Style-wise, I am a very fast and dynamic striker with an aggressive approach and a bad temper. I will be looking to throw a strike from any position at all and intend to have the fight finished as quickly as possible.”
“My opponent’s name is Kevin Morin. That is literally all I know about him but honestly, that doesn’t bother me at all. It really doesn’t matter what style he brings. I am going to have to beat him one way or another. Real fighting is nasty, brutish and short, and that’s how I intend this fight to be. His only chance of defeating me is to try to take me down and submit me, but that’s not going to happen. I’m shooting for the K.O. hopefully, before the 3rd round this time.
I’m really grateful to TCF for giving me the opportunity to compete in their event, and more so to my coaches and training partners for being there and making sure that I’m ready to win.”