Following a rocky start to his year, lightweight prospect Adam “Prime Time” Townsend has gotten things back on track and is riding high into his V3 Fights return Saturday night.
Looking back on his 2014, Townsend used his lone defeat to push himself harder and now feels like he’s in the best spot he’s been in for a while.
“I had a split-decision loss at the very beginning of the year, but I’m on a four-fight winning streak with my sixth fight of the year coming up,” Townsend told MMAWeekly.com. “I’ve never been more motivated for a fight because everything’s going so good.
“That loss was a big motivational tool for me. It’s more me knowing that I can perform a lot better than I did. It was a learning experience, and I’m ready to move forward, put on some good performances and get some wins.”
Townsend (10-3) will look to pick up his fifth win in a row on Saturday in Nashville, Tenn., when he takes on undefeated up-and-comer Jorge Medina (3-0) in a feature lightweight bout for V3 Fights.
“I’ve won my last four fights by finish and I want to keep finishing guys,” said Townsend. “(Medina) seems to be more of a judo, wrestling and jiu-jitsu guy, and those are my strengths too.
“I feel I’m very strong, a very good wrestler, and more than anything now I feel I can strike and feel comfortable doing it. I can take the fight wherever I want to be.”
With some help, Townsend feels a strong performance against Medina on Saturday night will further add to the kind of resume that can get him a shot at the next level of the sport.
“I’ve got this fight lined up and another in January, so winning these (two fights) would put me at 12-3, and I think it will get me noticed by someone who can get me there,” said Townsend. “That’s all I’m missing right now.
“I think I’m at the level to compete with all those guys at that level, but this sport is a lot about who you know and all that stuff, so all I’m waiting on is the right person to help me out.”