Zach Fry 5-2-0 is an English amateur Mixed Martial Artist. An amateur competitor since 2016, representing Combat Performance Blackburn/Reps MMA He has competed for Almighty Fighting Championship and Preston based organisation UKFC.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Zach and also to congratulate you on your recent fight announcement with UKFC.
I hope training camp has been going well in the build-up to your highly anticipated return?
“Camp has been going great thank you.”
Last we had the pleasure of witnessing you in action was back in October 2021 at UKFC16 when you faced off against Christian Tebbett, coming off a 4 fight extravaganza of victories. Despite a courageous effort, the night wasn’t yours. Now the proverbial dust has settled and you’ve had time to reflect, what did you take from that monumental bout?
“It wasn’t my night, I could sit here and make excuses but the better man won on the night but I’m ready to get back to winning ways.”
The fans in Preston are set to see yet another war from you within the Union Jack cage at the Imperial Banqueting Suite North on March 12th at UKFC18. You take on Empire MMA’s Rob Bennett. Who will also be very hungry for the victory leading up to this one? Have you done anything in the way of research on Rob within your camp?
“I’m just looking forward to being back in the UKFC cage against a tough strong opponent. It’s a great test for me before I start looking to turn professional.”
There are not many fighters on the roster that can say they have made the Preston based organisation a place to call home for their career. When fight fans think of the UKFC your name pops up on top of the list for many fans. What does it mean to you to have such a rapport within one of the UK’s biggest organisations?
“Everyone who’s been to UKFC and fought on the show knows it’s the best amateur show in the uk and to fight on the show numerous times and win the UKFC title is quality and I’m grateful for it.”
In a recent interview with your brother, I asked him this very next question and feel it’s only right to merge it into our chat. Your brother Corey also fights alongside you on the phenomenal stacked card of UKFC18. The cage holds many brotherhoods of warriors, the Figlack Brothers of Cage Warriors, Nate and Nick Diaz of the UFC, Anatoly and Vladimir Tokov of Bellator just to name a few. It must be an amazing feeling to work alongside your brother?
“I’m blessed that my main training partner is my brother Corey, there isn’t anyone I’d rather progress with and learn from and you’ll soon see both of us on the big stages, that’s for sure.”
March 12th is shaping up to be one of the established cards Ste Nightingale and his team have put together. Other than your and Corey’s inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
‘I’m looking forward to all the fights, ukfc matches the best fights and every fight is one to watch.”
Last but not least do you have a message for the fans that will be in attendance and anybody you’d like to shout out to?
“Massive thank you to all my coaches, Ste Nightingale, Rob Freedman, Jordan Chester, Corey Fry and my SnC coach Marcus Harrison. I’d also like to thank all my teammates down at reps mma and combat performance, my friends and family who spend their hard-earned money to watch me every time and I’d also like to thank all my sponsor’s none of it would be possible with you.”