Johnathan Ivey’s Cage Fighting Championships (CFC) 5 will take place on Saturday October 20, 2018 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee at the Mid TN Expo Center. Event doors will open at 630 p.m. and fights will start at 730 pm.
FightBookMMA caught up with one of the fighters on the card. Adonis Bonilla trains in Clarksville Tennessee at Harris Holt Martial Arts Academy under Lance Boyd. He trains along side Professional MMA fighter Jacob Kilburn and CFC Bantamweight title contender Isaac Morris. Adonis will be making his MMA debut as he will be taking on Jared Parrish.
Adonis thanks man for sitting with me to talk about your fight. Can you tell us a bit about yourself.
My name is Adonis Bonilla I’ve been doing Kickboxing for about three years and I wrestled for two years in high school.
I decided to go with MMA because I feel like it is very challenging because there’s a lot more to it then just striking you have to worry about kicks and being taken down and I like that.
Right on. Can you describe what it’s like training under retired professional fighter Lance Boyd?
Training under Lance is amazing he’s a great coach if you have a question about anything he has an answer and he tells you how it would apply to real life.
How often do you get to spar or grapple with CFC title challenger Isaac Morris?
I train with Isaac very often at least twice a week he is a very talented fighter and very explosive and moves really well.
This being your first fight has any of the veteran fighters you train with gave you any advice as far as handling the nerves before the fight or media stuff?
They tell me about their experiences and that I will be nervous but I will have to just look through them and that as the fight goes on I will forget about the nerves and focus on the fight.
Knowing that your opponent is trained by Jason Herring who is known for his stand up, have you been preparing for a stand up fight?
I been preparing for everything I can’t just trust that my opponent will in fact be a striker so I been preparing for everything.
Jason Herring will also be returning to the CFC lightweight division next year, if you defeat Jared do you have any plans of calling out Jason Herring?
I haven’t thought about calling him out, I don’t really know him that well either I’ve heard he is a good coach but I don’t think I would go out of my way to call Jason herring out.
Fair enough. Walk us through how you see the fight with Jared Parrish going?
I see us both being very nervous and cautious in the beginning round but getting more comfortable and putting on a great show as the fight goes on but I obviously do see me winning by KO.
Anything you want to say to Jared before you meet him in the cage?
I hope we’re able to put on a great show have a good fight I believe I will win, I’m sure you do too so may the best man win.
Adonis thanks again for taking the time to talk to me. I want to wish you a good and safe fight. Any sponsors or anyone you want to give a shout out to the floor is yours.
I wanna give a shout out to all my teammates at Harris holt they are amazing people and they push me everyday also to my family for being there for me and supporting me in doing this.