BTC Promotions is coming to Niagara Falls, ON on November 30 and middleweight champ, Aaron Jeffery (7-2-0) will be there defending his title.
Jeffery will face Leo Pla (12-8-0) at BTC 8: Eliminator. The Scrap recently had a chance to speak with Jeffery.
The Contender Series alum is excited about showcasing his skills in Niagara. “Dude I’m pumped, it’s going to be awesome,” he said. His excitement lies in the fact that he will be competing at the event with many hometown fighters with whom he grew up training, along with fellow teammates at Para Bellum MMA and Niagara Top Team.
Some of his colleagues include Matt DiMarcantonio, Teshay Gouthro, Jas Jasudavicius, Scott Hudson and Adam Assenza.
In his last fight in August, Jeffery bested Dennis Olson (14-12-0) at Combat Zone 71 in Manchester, NH. Since then, he has spent some time training at Syndicate MMA in Las Vegas. He is now putting in his final preparations with coaches Lyndon Whitlock and Rory McDonell at Para Bellum MMA, and Chris Prickett and Matt DiMarcantonio at Niagara Top Team. “Training camp has been smooth,” said Jeffery. Pla last fought in January at CES 54 where he lost to Eric Spicely (12-5-0) via KO/TKO at 3:53 of round 1.
The event will be held at the Scotiabank Convention Centre, 6815 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON. BTC is the biggest promotion in Ontario and this will be the first professional MMA event in Niagara Falls.
Jeffery is confident going into this battle and predicts he will win the fight by TKO towards the middle to later rounds. When asked if there was anything that he wanted to say to his fans, Jeffery joked, “Send me some cereal. If I get fan mail, I want to receive some nice boxes of cereal, especially from the fans in the United States”.
Hmm.. Future nickname? Aaron “The Cereal Lover” Jeffery.
Doors open for the event at 5pm and fights begin at 6pm.
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The Scrap’s Caroline Romero is a journalism graduate and has 3 children involved in combat sport. Make sure to follow her son Simon Romero on his Behind The Grind podcast on YouTube.