The 2020 LFA Male Fighter of the Year, Josh Fremd (6-1) will take on Bruno Oliveira (8-2) at LFA 98 on January 29. The fight will be the main event of the evening at the Hartman Arena in Park City, Kansas.
Fremd last fought at LFA 93 on October 16 where he earned a first-round TKO against Antonio Jones (7-4). He is currently on a four-win streak. Oliviera is just coming off a Contender Series match on Week 8 in November. Unsuccessful in earning a contract, he lost to Carlos Ulberg (3-0) by TKO in round one. He was on a three-win streak prior to the Contender Series loss.
“This is going to be the biggest test of my career to this date,” Fremd told Behind The Grind. “I’m excited for this one because this is going to be a coming out party for my stand up. This guy is legitimate in his stand up, he’s very good and I welcome that challenge because I want to show people that I’m just as good if not better”.
Between December 2018 and August 2020, the 27-year-old had a layoff. “I went through a whole entire cycle of emotions in those years off. I was going through injuries and I moved across the country to another gym. I’m more focussed now. I am actually treating this like a profession. I just want to make up for lost time. I know that I don’t have a long time in this sport, no one does, so I want to get the most out of it. I don’t want to waste anymore time”.
As far as speculating as to when the UFC might come calling Fremd said, “I’m in no rush I know I’m going to get there. I believe that no matter what, I will end up in the UFC. If it’s not after this fight that’s okay. I will just take on another challenge and I’ll prove myself again. When I get there I don’t want it to be a two and done thing. I want to make a career out of this”.