Coming off a loss to Anselmo Luna in August of last year, lightweight prospect Justin Reiswerg knew a change was needed, so he packed up his things and headed to a new fight camp and has since won three bouts in a row.
“I made the move to 4oz Fight Club full-time, and as you can see it has paid dividends,” Reiswerg told MMAWeekly.com. “I’m very happy with my training and happy with how I’ve been improving and I’m looking forward to the next one.
“I told myself that I wanted to be either in the UFC or really close to it by the end of the year. It looks like with this next fight coming up, that’s going to take shape.”
Most recently, Reiswerg picked up a second round TKO win over previously undefeated up-and-comer Jared Chaffee at Legacy FC 31 in June.
“Chaffee was coming from a smaller weight class, so I figured it would be a disadvantage to him, and it ended up being that way,” said Reiswerg. “I felt like I was much stronger than him.
“As soon as he stood up (following a barrage of knees) he had blood all over his face, and I knew it was a matter of time before they stopped it due to that cut.”
Reiswerg (8-3) will look to pick up his fourth win in a row at Legacy FC 37 on Friday night in Houston, when he takes on veteran Mike Bronzoulis (15-8-1) in a feature lightweight bout.
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“I believe I’m better than him everywhere,” said Reiswerg of Bronzoulis. “I’m faster on the feet and I have cleaner striking and more variety striking. I feel I’m better on the mat, both off my back and on top.
“I think I need to just go out there and execute what we’ve been working on: be fast, be first, do what I want, and don’t worry too much about what he’s going to do.”
Should Reiswerg defeat Bronzoulis, he feels a win over a well-known veteran and with a multi-fight winning streak, his goal of joining the UFC will come to fruition.
“I believe this is my ticket to the UFC,” said Reiswerg. “If I can beat Mike – and I plan on finishing him – I should be looking for a contract after that.”