Before his success over Vince Cachero in LFA 62 about March 22, bantamweight Casey Kenney had stated how he had been seeking to help make the move into the UFC, but he would not have anticipated just how quickly he’d be making taking that step.
Shortly after the win against Cachero, Kenney had been offered a short-notice fight to happen less than a week later. This was a chance too good to allow him to shun if he had just fought the week previous.
“Fundamentally I got contacted and so they inquired when I wanted to create my UFC debut this weekend,” Kenney told MMAWeekly.com. “I didn’t take much damage because previous fight. I felt amazing, it had been just like one second and a half, which that I was like, ‘let’therefore do this,’ also we got stuff together and here I am. I was on the plane the following morning.
I thought taking the name fight on two weeks’ note has been going to be the funniest thing I’d done, but that I flipped it up a notch here. This is what I like to do. I like to fight. I like to compete. I’ve been asking for all with this and here is. ”
Some of the reasons why Kenney was able to take his March fights on short note was a move from flyweight into bantamweight, which eased an easier way to generate weight.
“with this specific move to bantamweight, the 10lbs that I don’t need to cut as well, that could have become the most important factor in flyweight,” said Kenney. ”
This Saturday at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kenney (11-1-1) can make his promotional debut against Ray Borg (11-3) at a preliminary 135-pound bout at UFC on ESPN 2.
“He & ’s grappling-based guy and ’s right up my alley,” Kenney said of Borg. “I believe I’m a lot more lively and dangerous in my own feet. I believe he’so within a world of trouble.
“Even if he happens to get a takedown, one thing that I haven’t shown is that my own shield game off my back, I feel completely comfortable anywhere the fight moves. I don’t believe ’ll have the same. I feel as if I’ll be improved anywhere. ”
Now that he has his chance to fight in the UFC, Kenney would like to begin the process of adding a third name to cooperate with his 2 LFA championships at the next few years.
“& I ’ve made my eyes set on a different buckle, however it’s just one step at a time,” said Kenney. “I’ll accept this fight after which I’ll kind of sit and pick what my next move is. I’m ready to bet my claim and create my long-term career here at the UFC. ”