In what can be considered the strongest match-up going into the Freestyle Cage Fighting Grand Prix this Saturday will be Kaitlin Young (4-3) facing #7 ranked Jennifer Tate (5-1) in a test of iron wills and iron hands. Young is ready to get back on the winning track and get back into the rankings.
Young had a chance to look at the opening round match-ups and says that FCF did a great job with the pairings.
“I thought originally that I was going to fight Sarah Schneider in the first round,” Young stated. “They ended up putting her with A.J. Jenkins. I think that is going to be a really good fight. I think Shayna (Baszler) and Megumi (Yabushita) will be great. Honestly, I haven’t seen much of Liz Carreiro, but I think her and Jan Finney will put on a good fight. I think me and Jennifer Tate are honestly are really going to be a good match up to. She has been training in Thailand, so I am really excited to fight her.”
Diving deeper into her match with Tate, Young says that she has some advantages in striking.
“I think I am bigger than her. I am a pretty big 135 pounder, and I am going to be bigger than I ever been cutting this time. Even though I have a decent amount of reach; without going much into game planning. She’s a south paw, and looking at her highlight reel, she looks strong but her striking doesn’t look overly polished. Then you see her most recent fights and she’s improved a lot.”
Young is in for a tough match, and says this one could be one of the more active fights of the night.
“I think it will be a good fight, definitely not one to miss.”
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