Last June, Kyran Cameron (5-1) fought for his first professional title, the BFL welterweight championship, against Dejan Kajic. And while things didn’t go his way in that bout, Cameron has a second chance at putting gold around his waist as he will move down to 155 pounds and fight Dario Sinagoga (5-0) for the BFL interim lightweight championship at BFL 71 on March 10.
Cameron has never fought at lightweight before, but he said his coaches feel this is a good move for him.
“After the last fight I was talking with my coaches about my future and we felt that it would be better suited to make a run at lightweight. I wasn’t cutting much weight to get down to welterweight and my last three opponents were all previous middleweights that had dropped to welterweight,” said Cameron in an interview with MMA Empire.
“We just found, with my frame, it just made more sense to go down to lightweight and I want to be competitive with the best in the world. I see myself in that higher tier of UFC and I want to be ready and go toe-to-toe with the best.”
Not only will Cameron have the opportunity to win a title in his lightweight debut, he will also have the chance to avenge the controversial loss of his teammate, Zack Powell, to Sinagoga at BFL 67.
Interim title and redemption aside, Cameron said he’s expecting a tough challenge from Sinagoga on Thursday night.
“I’ve seen a couple of his fights. He did previously fight Zack Powell, who is one of my teammates at Niagara Top Team, so I saw 15 minutes of their fight. It was a very controversial decision as a lot of people felt that way, including myself,” said Cameron.
“He (Singagoga) did share the same card with me when I fought Keanan Kellar. He’s been around; I wasn’t really focused on him as I wasn’t at lightweight, but now it’s our time to dance. From what I’ve seen from his fights he likes to fight. He’s a scrappy guy. The one thing that would impress me is that he is game, he is down to fight, so that excites me.”
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