Jett Grande was quick to credit his management team MTK Global for securing an opportunity to make his professional MMA debut for XFC at their Young Guns 3 event.
“My manager Rizvan … laid out the plan for what he wants to do with me how to how to build my career,” Grande told The Scrap. “I had a couple of other managers reach out to me, but he seemed the most intelligent I stuck with him. I’m really thankful to have him as a manager and he helped me secure this deal for the four or five contract.”
Grande (15-1 AM) hasn’t competed since June 2019 after dislocating his shoulder. After he recovered from that injury, the Red Deer, Alberta native was stuck without a fight after the pandemic hit.
The 23-year-old will battle American Damon Morosko on August 6, who will also be making his jump to the professional ranks for the very first time. The 25-year-old went 3-2 as an amateur, with all of his fights ending inside the distance.
Grande believes his pace will be too much for the Ohio native and plans on picking his first finish as a professional.
“I’m going to come out there and put the pressure on him,” Grande said. “I’m going to catch him off guard and take him down. (Basically) put the pressure on him until I get a TKO or submission fish. I’ll just be on top the whole fight and I’m going to dominate. That’s the mindset I have.”
XFC Young Guns 3 takes place at DeltaPlex Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan on August 6. Grande vs. Morosko headlines the card.