Tim ‘The Experiment’ Wilde 14-4-0 is an English professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Lightweight Division. He has competed for the United Kingdom Regionals, BAMMA, Cage Warriors, FCC, Golden Ticket Fight Promotions and Bellator MMA.
I’d like to kick things off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Tim, and also to congratulate you on your upcoming inclusion in the Bellator London card.
With fight camp entering its final stage and the proverbial ‘tools of battle’ are sharpened. I hope training has been going well in the build-up?
“Training camp has gone great, I’ve been hard at work since the back of my last fight so lots of gym time and hard work banked in already. The usual couple of little tweaks in camp but overall been a solid camp and all the graft is done, we are ready to go!”
It must be an amazing feeling to not only make the walk down to the Bellator Cage but also to be fighting on home soil. What does it mean to you to be fighting in front of your home crowd?
“I love the walk out, it’s great to have the crowd behind you. Although it is his hometown, I am sure there will be big cheers as the fans know this is going to be an awesome fight.”
The last we saw you in action was back in October 2021 at Bellator 267: Lima vs MVP 2. Unanimously defeating Yves Landu and securing your second victory in a row. What did you take from that phenomenal victory with Yves?
“It was just great to be back in there, I was happy it went the distance to be honest so I could get that valuable cage time I had been missing for 2 years. It really showed me what I can truly overcome and not only overcome but come back from even better.”
You step into the Lion’s den on May 13th taking on London Shootfighters Alfie Davis, a warrior of Bellator since 2019. Also a competitor you’ve shared Scott Coker’s organisation’s last trip to the capital back in 2019. What do you make of your opponent in the build-up to your meeting at the OVO Arena in Wembley?
“Alfie is a good fighter, he has some skills and you can’t switch off in there with him. I think the real MMA fans know how good of a fight this is gonna be. Fight of the night written all over it the people’s main event! I hope he brings the best version of himself and we put on an excellent display of martial arts for all the fans!”
Without giving too much away, what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with your arm raised and make it a hat-trick of victories in the capital?
“I am constantly working on my own game, looking to improve myself overall. I have done that constantly and each time you see a better version of me in doing so. I think I beat him everywhere and I am prepared for anything.”
It’s set to be a sold-out Wembley arena on May 13th when Scott Coker’s Bellator comes back across the Atlantic, the fans in London will be eagerly anticipating the return. Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
“Not really, I think it will be good for UK MMA if MVP wins the belt but I am just solely focused on my job.”
I wish you all the best with the remainder of camp Tim and I look forward to witnessing you in action.
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?
“Yeah sure, don’t blink and make sure you tune in to our fight as it is guaranteed fireworks.”