Part of Super Fight League’s plan to expand into America is to feature a diverse range of weight classes that some other promotions might not. Among them is the 125-pound division.
One of the fighters that is part of the division that could become a standout is Hector Lopez.
Since making his debut in late 2013, Lopez has gone undefeated in his three fights, including his most recent win over Alex Eastman at CageSport 31 last July via unanimous decision.
“That was a good experience,” Lopez told MMAWeekly.com. “I thought I could finish the fight earlier, but it’s a good thing that I can go all three rounds, 15 minutes.”
Though his physical skills are things Lopez feels he’s developed well with over the course of his young career, it’s the mental aspect of the game he’s continuously working on overcoming.
“I’ve worked a lot on my anxiety,” he said. “I’ve had anxiety all my life; as long as I can remember. It hits me before the fight, but once I get hit a couple of times I wake up and get into the movement.”
At Super Fight League America 3 on Feb. 21 in Tacoma, Wash., Lopez (3-0) will look to remain undefeated when he faces Arjay Murphy (2-4-1) in a flyweight feature bout.
“I just want to go out there and do what I do,” said Lopez of his bout with Murphy. “I don’t have a plan on how I’m going to finish the fight.
“If you have a plan, it never actually works, and I’ve experienced that in all three of my fights. I’m going to go out there and fight and get the win however I can get it.”
Being part of SFLA now, Lopez feels he can get the kind of attention he needs to build his career alongside his growing family.
“Especially in the 125-pound division, it’ll be good to showcase my skills,” said Lopez. “The show is going to be live streamed, so a lot of people will get to see us fight and it will be a lot of exposure for me.
“I’m going to have a kid in May, so I’m going to fight as much as I can before then. I’d like to fight at least two more times before May.”