Tristan Overvig fights for Shamrock FC title , eyes world championship down the road

Tristan Overvig is quickly establishing himself as a prospect to watch. He takes the next step in his career at Shamrock FC 328 on Feb. 22, when he tries to improve to 6-0 and win the Shamrock FC Amateur Middleweight Championship against Zach Scroggin in Kansas City, Mo., LIVE on FITE. Before his scrap, he caught up with FightBook MMA.

How were you introduced to MMA?

I was younger and my cousin started doing Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He invited me to a class, but I didn’t like it, so then I did stand-up and eventually went back to BJJ. That’s how I started.

How do you feel about what you’ve accomplished so far?

Oh, I haven’t really accomplished much; we’re just getting started. There’s still so much to do; I’m right at the beginning of my career.

Do you think Zach is your toughest opponent so far?

It’s tough to say; I’ve fought a couple really tough guys, mainly my first two opponents. I watched a few of Zach’s fights and he’s definitely tough. His record, 5-0, is the best that I’ve fought so far, so I’m expecting my toughest fight yet.

What would that belt mean to you?

It’d mean a lot to me. I’ve got one other belt; another would be an excellent trophy for the gym. Especially with a promotion like Shamrock, where the belt really means something.

What are your goals when you turn pro?

Just keep winning. I want to stay undefeated and get a title with the UFC, Bellator or ONE FC. There are other promotions I’d love to fight for along the way, but I’d be very happy with a belt in one of those three organizations.

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