FightBook MMA Fighter Focus: Thomas “The Young Lion” Gifford

UFC veteran Thomas Gifford (17-9) will headline the main event of Pyramid Fights 15 on Saturday February 29th in Benton, Arkansas as he will take on Steven New (7-3) at lightweight to close the show. “The Young Lion” dropped his only two appearances in the octagon but is ready for a quick rebuild to get back under the bright lights.


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The Factory X product is getting back to the basics under the watchful eye of head coach Marc Montoya. Gifford was forthcoming that the big stage may have played a role in his two defeats. Now the he has hit the reset button Gifford looks to right the ship against New and get back to the famed octagon.

Ahead of his main event billing “The Young Lion” sat down with FightBookMMA to talk camp, his stint in the UFC, judging criteria, and much more. Hear the full interview below.