Sam Toomer Hopes RFA 21 Victory Helps Him Rise to the Top

December 4, 2014
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Through his first nine fights, bantamweight prospect “Super” Sam Toomer has gone undefeated and shows no signs of slowing down.

Always one to want to become a better fighter, since his most recent win this past June in his RFA debut against Daniel Aguiar, Toomer has used his time between bouts in the most productive way possible.

“I’ve done a lot of focus training and have just been honing my skills as a martial artist,” Toomer told “I’ve had a lot of time since my last fight to just get better and work on my weaknesses and sharpen my strengths.

“(Having six months off) kind of just worked out that way. At the same time I’m grateful for it because it gave me more time to improve and get better and get more confidence in my skills.”

Trying to keep his undefeated professional record intact, Toomer already has plenty of pressure to do deal with, but fighting on the main card of Friday’s RFA 21 show is a motivator more than anything.

“I’m used to fighting on smaller shows and not too many people are there, so you don’t have to worry about it,” he said. “On this, thousands of people are going to be watching, your family across the country is watching, so there’s more pressure, but also it gives you more confidence because you want to perform better for those people.”

In Costa Mesa, Calif., at RFA 21, Toomer (8-0, 1NC) will be taking on fellow top prospect Altair Alencar (7-2) in a feature 145-pound bout.

“He seems to be a capable opponent,” said Toomer of Alencar. “He’s at a top gym at Blackhouse with guys like Lyoto Machida. My game plan is to just go out there and fight him.

“I’ve got to work my game and pressure the fight to where I want to take it, but at the same time, in order for me to do that, I have to see what kinds of openings he gives me.”

For Toomer, a win over Alencar on the main card at RFA on Friday will be a big boost to his career as he looks to make big moves in 2015.

“Definitely a win over him boosts me up and puts me out there a little bit more,” said Toomer.

“It would give me a two-fight winning streak in the RFA, which is a big company, will let people know I’m for real. And hopefully it will keep move me up in the ranks. That’s what I’m looking to do: rise to the top.”

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