Emilio Urrutia (7-4) believes he holds all the aces going into his showdown with Daniel Hortegas (3-2) at FMD12: The 37th Chamber.
FMD returns this Saturday at Insanity nightclub, where some of the finest MMA prospects will once again do their dance for the pleasure of fight fans in Bangkok.
Rio De Janeiro native Hortegas has predicted a first round submission win, but Urrutia is adamant that the Brazilian will be unable to ruffle his feathers with any of his Brazilian Jiu Jitsu techniques – because he has seen them all before.
“He’s getting smashed on September 10th, regardless of his skill set,” he said.
“I think I have the advantage in experience, wrestling, striking and BJJ for sure. This is my 13th professional fight and I have fought in over seven different countries and train with the best in the world at Tiger Muay Thai, there’s nothing I haven’t seen in this sport.”
Tiger Muay Thai is rapidly becoming a force in mixed martial arts and holds the current UFC bantamweight number one contender in the world, Valentina Shevchenko (13-2), amongst many other promising up-and-coming fighters such as the rapidly rising Nick Hein (14-2).
Training with these elite fighters, coupled with the fact his gym in Phuket sits in the south of Thailand just a short one-hour jaunt from Bangkok, gives Urrutia a lot of confidence going into Saturdays catch-weight clash.
“He’s coming into my own back yard and I can’t wait to put on a show in front of my friends and family,” he said.
“My heart and my mindset are my most dangerous weapons, there’s nothing he can bring to the table I haven’t seen before. I have the heart to go toe-to-toe in every aspect of this fight and I’m willing to die for it.”
“I want to take this fight into deep, dark waters and remember, the honey badger don’t’ give a shit!”
These two well-oiled MMA machines will lock horns on Saturday at FMD12, which takes place at Insanity nightclub on Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok.