No Short Task for Marissa Caldwell

Marissa CaldwellMarissa Caldwell is nicknamed “Shorty” for her stature, but coming up short in decision losses is something she is hoping to correct when she faces Ediane Gomes at the WEF event in Jacksonville, FL.

“The two decisions I lost taught me that I need to work harder,” Caldwell admitted to Fightergirls. “I always try to finish my fights, but I am entering this one even more aggressive and hungry.”

“There is something to be gained from every fight I’ve had, but I believe those two decision losses will prove to be defining moments in my career.”

To get back ion the winning track, Caldwell is going up in weight to 145 pounds to face Gomes, who is a rising star in MMA. Gomes is also coming off a loss to Strikeforce newcomer Amanda Nunes in Brazil over a year ago, but still has an impressive 5-1 record.

When asked about facing the submission specialist in Gomes, Caldwell stated that she is comfortable go wherever the match takes her.

“I know Gomes is going to try to bully me,” Caldwell expressed. “I am like a kid in a candy store in regards to the fact that Gomes is a submission fighter. I love BJJ and I know my game is on point. I’m happy to finally go to war against a fellow ‘ground girl.’ I wouldn’t count me out on the feet either. I’ve stood with some tough strikers and held my own. I’m really looking forward to this match, personally and stylistically.”

Caldwell is craving a win and looks forward to make a huge impression on the mma world.

“My hat is off to Gomes and her accomplishments, but she better come prepared. There’s nothing more dangerous than a happy, hard-working fighter that wants it more than her. I’ve been training with the best at Vision MMA and I feel very eager to get back in the cage and win in a dominating fashion.”

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