Myron Dennis Hopes Victory Over Paul Buentello at Legacy FC 29 Boosts Career

March 19, 2014
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Myron DennisAfter suffering just the second loss of his MMA career, light-heavyweight prospect Myron Dennis rebounded with back-to-back victories in 2013.

As Dennis told MMAWeekly.com, he’s still relatively new to the sport and is finding out what works best for him in the cage, and as he continues to do so, he’s become more successful.

“These last couple fights has just been me fine tuning things and finding more my style still; just kind of getting those winning streaks going again and getting my hunger back,” he said.

“Especially for a striker going into MMA, it’s totally different than having the big gloves on, so I’m always changing it up, seeing what’s best. Every fight I’m still learning.”

While takedowns are always a threat, Dennis said an even bigger change comes from the differences in size of gloves from MMA to other sports.

“You’re kind of worry about takedowns so you can’t plant your feet, but also with the big gloves on, you can have a high guard and those punches don’t come through, with those small MMA gloves, everything comes through, so you have to be more mobile,” he said.

On March 21 in Tulsa, Okla., Dennis (9-2) will get the biggest opportunity of his career when he takes on former UFC vet and KOTC champion Paul Buentello (33-15) in a feature bout at Legacy FC 29.

“It’s cool how it worked out because I grew up fighting in Tulsa, especially at the Hard Rock, now I get to fight a big name there,” said Dennis.

“It’s probably my toughest fight so far, but I don’t feel any pressure. It’s exciting because he’s probably going to keep it standing unless he gets tired, so a fight like this is a good opportunity to showcase my striking and it’s going to make for a good fight.”

With their backgrounds, Dennis doesn’t feel the fight will go the judges’ scorecards.

“With the way both of us fight, somebody’s going to get knocked out or submitted,” he said. “I don’t see this fight going the distance.”

Should Dennis pick up the victory over Buentello, he feels this could very well set up for a big stretch in his career.

“Honestly this is one of those fights that if you win, your career kind of takes off a little bit,” he said. “It’s a really big fight. There are already a couple of other big names we’re looking at to fight and just keep it going.”

(Photo courtesy of Legacy FC)

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