It’s one of the most anticipated fights on October 1, Danny Mitchell is coming to ACB 47 to eat ice cream and kick Jake Bostwick’s ass.
Submission expert Mitchell will enter Glasgow’s SSE Hydro looking for a repeat of his stunning first round twister submission win over Bostwick’s teammate C.J Meeks at Bellator 158.
The victory for the AVT Fight Team athlete came as little surprise, predicting the outcome during his time as UK coach at the 2016 IMMAF world championships.
“Just watching Meeks I knew that in the first round I would be able to take him down and in the scramble at some point I would be able to takes his back and a lot of people will tell you if I can take his back I will hit the twister. I hit that move as much as regular people in the gym hit a rear naked choke, I’m hitting a twister that often that move just comes naturally to me.
“[Bostwick] may be out to get a little revenge for his teammate,” he laughed. “I know he’s been training out in the States with American Top Team, but I’m sure he will be looking to get a little payback Meeks.”
“I’ve done camps overseas in the past. In fact I was one of the first fighters to win a scholarship at Tiger Muay Thai, in Phuket, Thailand in 2012 which was a great experience for me. But I have such a good team around me in the UK I am confident they will help to get the best results in preparation for when I face Jake next weekend.”
Despite facing a man who has earned a reputation for his striking prowess, Mitchell believes some may be underestimating his skill set and is confident he can dominate the fight wherever it goes.
“Jake’s been around a long time and has a similar record to me. I’ve watched a lot of his fights and most people think it will be a clash of styles with him being a striker and me being a grappler. But when people say that it kind of annoys me as I think we both bring a lot more to the table then just that. I’ve had 10 amateur and three professional boxing matches as well as K1 experience so I feel I bring a lot more to the table then people give me credit for.”
With the fight being touted as one of the domestic fights of the year, “The Cheesecake Assassin” is in bullish mood about the prospect of making it four wins on the bounce, thus claiming bragging rights in the battle of North versus South.
“Personally I don’t care about bullsh-t rankings or anything like that I just want to beat him as he is a good name to have a win over. I’m not really looking to gain anything other then more good fights and that’s why I wanted it as a lot of people wouldn’t have taken this fight, but I’m not a lot of people.’
“A few people are saying a win against me will get him signed to the UFC but maybe a win over Jake will give me the chance to get back in there. But I’m not even thinking about that, I’m just thinking about beating him and going home and eating some ice cream.”