Interview with Lion’s Den Fighter Jenny Line

Interview with Lion’s Den Fighter Jenny Line

Jenny Line 0-1-0 is an English professional Mixed Martial Artist, currently competing in the Flyweight division. A professional competitor since 2021, representing Lion’s Den Fighters. She has competed for Cage Warriors, Raged MMA UK, Rise of Champions MMA, Fightstar Championship, MTK MMA, Caged Steel, BUDO Fighting Championship, WFTCA and Battle Arena.


I’d like to start this off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Jenny, and also to congratulate you on your recent fight announcement with Battle Arena. I hope your training camp has been going well?


“Thank you, training is going great!”


The last time we saw you in action was back in April 2021 at Caged Steel 25 taking on Dakota Ditcheva. Despite a valiant effort throughout the 1st, the referee called a halt to the contest. Now the proverbial dust has settled and you’ve had time to reflect on your bout, what did you take away from your 1st appearance as a professional?


“So, my last fight was my first fight in 2 years due to COVID lockdowns. In 2019 I had 6 fights and was looking to keep busy in 2020 and start my professional career, then Covid hit and we couldn’t even train. So I had quite a bit of ring rust, if you will, coming into my first pro fight last year. Also, I had little to no support from my coach at the time, and in fact, he told me to remove the name ‘Team Savage’ from my corner 2 weeks before the fight. Thankfully Dave and the guys at Lion’s Den, who had allowed me to train with them when Savage was closed, had my back and prepared me to fight Dakota, and I’ve been with them ever since. I think, looking back, there was a bit of a transition period and it affected me more mentally than I realised at the time, and this came out in the fight. I feel it was not an accurate representation of my skills in the cage that night, and I can’t wait to showcase what I’m capable of and everything we’ve been working hard on at Lion’s Den over the past year.”


The stage is almost set for your next step on your professional journey when Battle Arena comes to what’s bound to be a sold-out Hinton Birmingham Metropole, on March 19th. This will also be your second outing with Battle Arena, previously fighting with the organisation back in 2019 while fighting on the amateur circuit. How does it feel to again be representing LD Fighters for the Birmingham based organisation?


“It will be great to be fighting back in Birmingham again. The crowd was very vocal last time from what I remember!”


You will be taking on Romania’s Alice Ardelean, one of your biggest tests to date. No doubt you’ll have done all the work needed in camp to prepare yourself for your showdown. But in regards to your opponent have you done anything in the way of research on Alice?


“I haven’t researched Alice too much. I prefer to focus on myself and my game, how I want the fight to go and work on any holes I need to in order to get that done. I know she is very experienced though and I am excited at the opportunity to fight someone of her calibre.”


Without giving too much away what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out of the Hilton with your hand raised at the end of the night?


“I feel I’m a much more evolved fighter now in all aspects of my game. Training at Lion’s Den has connected a lot of the dots for me, and I’m determined to put on a great fight.”


Before your enviable move to the Pro-Division, you fought in many epic bouts spread across 8 different MMA organisations. Looking back on these wars along your journey, what one stood out the most for you?


Oof that’s a good question. All fights have felt different, I’ve fought at 3 or 4 different weight categories too. I think my first fight back in 2017 will always be special though as not only was it my debut but it was as an undercard on Cage Warriors against Kerry Isom. I nearly tapped my opponent with an armbar in the first round but ran out of time. Then I got vertigo halfway through the second round, so spent most of the time trying to figure out which way was up, but it was an amazing experience!


Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?


“I’ve not had a chance to look at the other fights yet so can’t comment on that, unfortunately.”


Last but not least do you have a message for the fans that will be in attendance and anybody you’d like to give a shout-out to?


“I’d just like to say thanks to anyone that comes to watch the fight, I know we are going to put on a great show for you. And a massive thanks to Dave and all my teammates at Lion’s Den for the constant hard work they put into me, my partner Dan for always being there for me (and the random heel hook attacks), and my kids Willow and Elliot for their love and support. I would not be where I am today without any of them.”


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