Having come off a loss in his very first battle of 2021 to Mateo Vogel at CFFC 95 this previous April, bantamweight Garrett Armfield’s focus was simply to get the win and prevent losing his 2nd straight defend the very first time in his profession when he handled Alex Macias at Shamrock FC 329 in June.
Wasting no time at all, Armfield went to his support of fumbling and got a submission success for his very first win of 2021.
” I believe it was a battle I played it extremely clever,” Armfield informed MMAWeekly.com. “I simply took him down and went directly for the surface due to the fact that I understood that I wished to solve back to training and return to improving and progressing.
” It was a wise defend me, however I’m all set to keep going and handle harder challengers and continue with the exact same lead to the past.”
One huge distinction for Armfield of late is the reality that he’s no longer attempting to strength his wins immediately, and rather be more determined in his battles.
” I was entering simply insane and completing them right now, so I believe my advancement this previous year and were I’ve developed mainly is slowing my video game down and not attempting to put 100%power into every punch,” stated Armfield. “Just combating like a real expert rather of similar to somebody who heads out to whip you.
” I constantly press the speed and constantly opt for the surface, however a huge advancement of mine is remaining calm and following a strategy. Yes we wish to get a preliminary surface, however if we can get the choice, let’s get the choice too.”
This Saturday in Kansas City, Missouri, Armfield (6-2) will aim to develop a winning streak for himself when he handles Mark Slyter (6-3) in the 135- pound co-main occasion of Shamrock FC 332.
” I understand he’s going to attempt to take me down,” Armfield stated of Slyter. “I understand he’s a wrestler. I’m going to be loose. Where I’ve lost formerly I was so concerned about getting removed that I was tense and wasn’t unwinded, so now if he wishes to take my down I’ll sprawl, counter-wrestle you and take you down and beat you up.
” I understand my challenger has a tactical plan. And my strategy, I can beat him all over. I understand I have the skillset to do that.”
For Armfield the objective is to develop a skillset for him that can produce an extended profession at the UFC level instead of somebody who boils down simply as rapidly as he increases.
” To be sincere I’ve seen men with comparable records who have actually combated less competitors battling in the UFC,” stated Armfield. “( My supervisor asked) do I wish to be a man that enters there and has one agreement and is here today or gone tomorrow, or do I wish to be a profession fighter and materialize cash off this thing? I constantly believe about it one battle at a time.
” I put in the effort and I put in the effort, so it’ll exist whenever it’s all set, however for today I’m simply concentrated on October 9.”