Former Lights Out Championship amateur champion Adam Kehr makes his pro debut at Lights Out Fights 7 on Saturday in Grand Rapids, Mich., LIVE on FITE. Before that, he checked in with FightBook MMA.
How did your training camp go for this fight?
I wanna say this is the best training camp I’ve had in my career. The focus is a lot different. We’re starting to put everything together, figuring out how my body works, and what the best way to prepare for a fight is, for me.
How happy are you that this all coincides with your pro debut, when your record really does start to matter?
This is perfect timing; I couldn’t have picked a better time for everything to come together. I’ve got a seasonal job — this is my off-season — and I’ve never had as much time to prepare for a fight as I did for this.
What does Mando bring to the table?
I think he brings a lot of interesting stuff to the table. He’s got pretty good wrestling, but I don’t think he’s fought anyone who can defend takedowns like I can.
A lot of guys turn pro and start looking for easy fights to build their resume. What was it that made you want to jump right in there with Mando, another fellow former amateur champion with Lights Out?
To me, this is what this sport is all about — getting out there and fighting the best. This is a fight that really makes sense. He’s wanted to fight me, so let’s do it. I’m ready to go. There’s a lot on the line for both of us.
What’s the most likely outcome for this fight — knockout, submission or three-round war?
I’m sure he’s going to try to submit me. I’m not going to give a bold prediction at this time, but I’m pretty sure this fight will end in a finish. With the pace that both of us fight, there’s no way this goes three rounds.
Do you think this will be the Fight of the Night?
Yes! I really think this is going to be one of the most memorable fights on the card.