Danny Mitchell ~ Ready For Nelson; Cage Contender 6 Main Event
Written by Martin Smith
With less than a week to go before the Cage Contender promotion returns with another great card, Martin Smith of MMA Spot caught up with one half of the main event to talk about a fight that is being touted as one of the biggest in Europe this year.
Danny Mitchell versus Gunnar Nelson is a fight that would not look out of place on any card throughout the world. Mitchell, currently sitting on a record of 8-1, is a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is the Ultimate Force European champion, a two-time Prizefighter boxing British champion and a two-time Total Combat British champion. His opponent this weekend is Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson, who famously defeated heavyweight Jeff Monson in a grappling match, despite giving up over 100 pounds to the American. Nelson also holds two gold medals from the IBJJF Pan American Championships in 2009 and is a BJJ black belt under Renzo Gracie. The fight is expected to be a cracker.
Mitchell, who trains at The Asylum, and Manvers Fight Factory, with the likes of Ian Jones, Wayne Murrie and Neil Wain, is keen to admit that he is in the best condition of his life. That is due to a strict strength program that has seen him smash several of his personal bests for weight lifting while improving his cardio.
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