Scott Hudson looking to prove he’s a level above the regional scene at BTC 14

Scott Hudson
Scott Hudson (left) and Lyndon Whitlock (right)

New opponent, same objective for Scott Hudson.

BTC 14 takes place Saturday night from RBC Place in London Ont. and while Hamilton, Ont.’s Hudson (12-5-1) is no stranger to having fights fall through, this time he will have a replacement in the form of Xavier Nash (6-4) for a welterweight showdown.

It’ll be a rematch of a tough split decision win for Hudson that took place just over three years ago. Both fighters are undefeated since the last time they locked horns.

Hudson and Nash will serve as the co-main event with Nash stepping in on short notice to replace Joel dos Santos who couldn’t make the fight due to visa issues. Hudson, 34, is excited to have the opportunity to once again fight in his home province after the cancellation of his last scheduled bout right before Christmas.

“It feels great to be back,” Hudson said in an interview with MMA Empire.

“It’s always pretty special for me to have a bunch of people in the crowd. London is a couple hours away from where I live, but I roll pretty deep and I’ll have a lot of support. The opportunities for me to do this in my home province are fleeting, so it’s awesome.”

Hudson isn’t just looking for the win on Saturday night, he wants to do it with style points and leave absolutely no doubts.

Another big win puts him at six in a row, making it a lot harder for the major promotions to ignore his success. 

“There’s not exactly a lot of lightweights and welterweights in Canada lining up to fight me, so I want to go out there and I want to make it look easy. I think that’s important,” Hudson said.

“I want to show that I’m a notch above everyone else that’s not signed to a major promotion. I want to make it undeniable for anyone who has a vested interest in me. I don’t want to leave any questions, I don’t even want it to be a competitive fight.”

After starting his career a meagre 5-4-1, Hudson has been on a tear.

Currently riding a five-fight win streak, the Aegis MMA product is confident against anybody in his weight class and feels more than ready to take things to the next level.

“Over the years, I’ve learned on the job really,” Hudson said.

“The last three or four years I’ve been doing my best work. I feel like I’ve really kind of fallen into a groove and I’ve put myself in a position to take the best fights available. I’m not really worried about the opponent these days, I just want to go out and dominate.”

Hudson has shown the ability to be successful wherever the fight goes, but still fans and pundits alike tend to point to his striking prowess first.

“I coach as well, so anytime you can incorporate smart footwork, a good feint game and good defence it just gives you such a layered attack to your striking,” Hudson explained.

“A lot of guys have the power to knock you out, and if you don’t take them seriously they’ll flatten you for sure. That being said, I feel like technically and intellectually I’m usually a step ahead. I make people miss big and I do that with my feet and my feints.” 

Hudson’s shoutouts

“Aegis MMA, Niagara Top Team, all my sponsors and everyone who supports me.” Follow Hudson on social media: FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM