Quinten ‘The Hybrid Viking’ De Vreught 5-3-0, is a Norwegian professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Welterweight Division, representing Vall Hall Gym. A professional competitor since 2018. He has competed for Hard Fighting Championship, Almighty Fighting Championship, Fusion FC Shogun MMA and Contenders.
I had the opportunity to speak with Quinton in regards to his recent bout at Contenders31 and gain some insight into his career so far.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Quinten, how’s training going?
“Anytime mate, thanks for your time as well. I’ve been taking it easy since the fight. My foot is still a bit sore. So just some light weightlifting sessions.”
Last we saw you in action was at Contenders31 in London, October 2nd. You took on Tayo Odunjo of Revolution Martial Arts. Despite a valiant effort the night at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre was not yours. Now the dust has settled, have you had time to watch the fight back?
“I have to give him credit on a great strategy. I couldn’t really get going. But I’m glad to be back after a long layoff. Can’t wait to get back in there again.”
Despite not taking the victory that night, at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, Quinten really showed the effort put into training camp leading up to the event.
Your War with Tayo was one of many exceptional bouts Contenders brought to the fans in London. I was lucky enough to have been in attendance at that amazing debut in the Capital, it was an unbelievable fight card, packed with Competitors from all over the Mixed Martial Arts circuit. Other than your inclusion, what bout stuck out the most for you?
“There were some great fights indeed. The one that stuck out the most in my opinion were the bouts between Steven Hill and Matt Findlay and the fight between Diego Barbossa and Festus Ahorlu. Loved those.”
Your wars in the cage have always been ones to look out for, for me. The one that stands out for me was back in your exceptional show of skill back at Fusion FC 29 when you took on Iss Kurdi 4-1-0. Stopping Kurdi in his tracks in round two. Out of your many wars in the cage, what one has stuck out most for you?
“That was a great fight indeed. Probably the one against Dave Sutcliffe. That was the first time I got cut really badly and couldn’t really see anything in one eye for the latter part of the fight.”
Taking on Sutcliffe at Almighty Fighting Championship 3, what an incredible war, taking the split decision victory after a hard fought three, five minute rounds. It really showed just how much resilience the powerhouse from Norway really possesses.
The question now is, what’s next for the ‘Hybrid Viking’? Would you entertain another bout in the UK?
“The plan is to get back in again soon. Hopefully before the end of the year. I love the UK and will definitely be back sooner or later.”
Last but not least do you have a message for your huge fan base and is there anybody you’d like to give a shout-out to?
“I appreciate the love and support from you guys! It means the world to me. Shoutout to you guys of course! Can’t wait to get back in and put on a show! I’d also like to give a shout-out to my teammates, coaches, friends, family and my girlfriend who always supports me!”
The United Kingdom has had the pleasure of hosting Quinton spanning over 3 UK based organisations since he started his professional career, two of which have been for Contenders. I’m sure the Norwich based organisation will want to make it a hatrick of fights for him, as he really does go all out to give the fans exactly what they want in the cage. Look out for future announcements for your next chance to catch the ‘Hybrid Viking’ in action, you’ll most certainly not be disappointed.