Mindaugas Mikaliak 2-2-0 is a Lithuanian amateur Mixed Martial. An amateur competitor since 2017, representing Wild Fighters Gym. He has competed for Lion Fighting Championship, UCMMA, UFL, Fightstar Championship and has recently been added to the CWSE27 fight card set for March 12th.
I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Minaugas, I hope training has been going well in the build-up to your scheduled bout at Cage Warriors South East?
“Hello, Firstly I want to thank you for this interview. Regarding your first question, my training has been going very well as I have never stopped training in years. I train every day, seven days a week. Therefore it cannot be any better.”
Not long after your exceptional victory at Fightstar Championship 20 back in December, fight fans get to see you in action once more at one of the biggest stages in the UK at CWSE27. Taking on Australian Sean Farmer on what is due to be one of the biggest events that have been brought to Charter Hall. In regards to your opponent on March 12th, have you done anything in the way of research on Sean since finding out you two will come face to face in the cage?
“I checked on my opponent, and he seems like a decent fighter. I like his fighting style as he’s not scared to fight on his feet, and I believe that this fight will be the fight of the night.”
Keeping active for warriors such as yourself is always something to strive for. Your inclusion at Fightstar Championship 20 your dominant unanimous decision victory over Ronald Kohn left you pretty much unscathed. Was getting back to work and back in the proverbial warzone as soon as possible always on the cards for you?
“Yeah, after my fight on Fightstar Championship 20 I was immediately willing to get back into action. I want to compete every weekend, so if you hold an event, do not hesitate to give me a shout.”
Being matched at the biggest organisation outside of the UFC for fighters in your profession is a tremendous opportunity and honour. How did you feel when receiving the call to showcase your skills in Essex?
“It was fantastic news, knowing that Cage Warriors gave me a chance. I still cannot believe it, but I think I deserve to be there and I cannot wait to prove it.
I train very hard and believe in my skills. Anyway, a fight is a fight, and you never know what will happen.”
Without giving too much away what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with another Digit on your fight record?
“I have my coaches who do their job to prepare me for each competition. So, I am good to go!”
Your inclusion on the CWSE27 card is one of many highly anticipated bouts set to take place on the organisation’s 27th instalment of events. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
“Yeah, a few guys are fighting who I know on that show. I am thinking about my bout more than anything else. But my teammate, Paulius Totaraitis, is also fighting on this show, so I am looking forward to that one.”
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?
“Of course, I have received a lot of messages about my upcoming fight, and I want to thank each of you for the support you have given to me. I hope to see all of you there in Colchester on the 12th of March. See you all there! Thank you again for having me.”