Interview with Rory Evans ahead of CW134

Rory Evans 5-3-0 is a Welsh Professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Bantamweight Division of Cage Warriors. A professional competitor since 2016. He has competed for Adrenalin Fight Nights, Cage Warriors Academy Wales and Cage Warriors.

 

I appreciate you taking the time to speak to me again today Rory. I’d also like to congratulate you on your upcoming inclusion on the CW134 card.

 

I hope training camp has been going well in the build-up to the next step in your professional career?

 

“Yes, the camp has been going smoothly mate thank you. Everything is in place and we’re looking good for March 18th!”

 

The last time fight fans got to witness you in action was back at CW127. Taking on and defeating Weslley Maia, going the distance and unanimously defeating the Brazilian must have been an amazing feeling on the night. What did you take from that phenomenal war back in September?

 

“To be fair, it was a war and I took a lot from that fight, mainly that I know I can grind through adversity if needed. I also believed that it would have been a finish for me if it wasn’t for the knee injury. I’m always looking for the finish and CW134 will be no different.”

 

March 18th you take the walk down to the CW cage for the 4th time in your career, across the lion’s den will be recently rescheduled opponent Faisal Malik. An undefeated opponent for yourself to showcase your intentions in the Bantamweight Division. With Faisal taking the fight on short notice, and your fight camp coming to an end, have you had the opportunity to do some research on your opponent leading up to your highly anticipated return to the Indigo at the O2?

 

“Yes, I’ve had a brief look, he looks like a good well-rounded opponent. Having looked over his 5-0 record, he hasn’t fought anyone on my level. It’s going to be a big wake up call for him come March 18th that’s for sure.”

 

As previously stated, your scheduled opponent for the night Adam Amarasinghe unfortunately had to pull out of the bout. What was going through your mind when hearing the news that your return was in doubt for CW134?

 

“I was gutted by Adams’s injury, and I wish him a speedy recovery. However, you’re always half expecting it so it’s never a shock. To be fair to Cage Warriors and Ian Dean, they had Faisal on offer while telling me Adam was injured so as long as I had someone to have a dust-up with I was happy.”

 

Without giving too much away what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with another Digit on your impressive record so far?

 

“I don’t think he is a specialist anywhere, to be honest, so just making sure I’m sharp in all areas and ready to go wherever the fight ends up.”

 

With recent acquisitions by the London based organisation, a whole array of potential match-ups within your division has just opened up. Are there any new faces to the roster you’d like the chance of potentially facing one day in the not so distant future?

 

“New faces not so much, I’m looking more towards the top. People who have fought for the title or are on their way there.”

 

CW have outdone themselves this year, putting together one of the most highly anticipated cards of 2022. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?

 

“Yes, there are a few I’m looking forward to. All my Welsh brothers on the card are Ben Ellis, Aidan James and also the CW debut for Ryan Mendez Morgan. And it goes without saying I can’t wait for the main event, it’s going to be a cracker! And you never know, when I take out 135 I may make an appearance at 145! So I’ll be watching closely!”

 

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?

 

“Just a big thanks to everyone making the journey up. Also a big thanks to my team’s KGB Gym and Mamas Academy.”

 

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