Katarzyna Sadura 5-4-0 is a Polish professional Mixed Martial Artist currently competing in the Flyweight division, representing Octopus Łódź. She has competed for Ring XF, ThunderStorm MMA League, Bamma, Ladies Fight Night, Westside Fighting Challenge, Wirtuoz Challenge and Bellator MMA.
I’d like to kick things off by thanking you for taking the time to speak to me today Katarzyna and also to congratulate you on your upcoming inclusion on the Bellator 280 card.
“Hi, thanks for having me.”
I hope training camp has gone smoothly in the build-up to your return to the cage?
“My fight camp went very well, without any injuries that would force me to take a break from training. I have done my schedule and put the work in 100%.”
Bellator cards have always been ones not to be missed, unbelievably stacked with talent in every country they visit.
France is no exception, how did you feel when receiving the call that you’ll be included in Scott Coker’s return to Paris?
“I fought in Moscow for Bellator 269 with really big names on the same card as me. This time is no different, so I suppose I need to get used to it lol. but the truth is I am focused only on my fight and the work I need to proceed with. It is like other people are more excited about these names than I am. I’m just grateful I’m able to fight for Bellator.”
This is your 2nd outing with Bellator and a chance to make your intentions known in the Flyweight division. What does it mean to you to be part of one of the biggest organisations in the MMA community?
“My debut for Bellator in October was also my debut in the new division, which is Flyweight. I am very proud of being a Bellator fighter. I am the first Polish Woman in the organisation and that means a lot for me. I want to represent this organisation with dignity.”
Every athlete in the fight game has a story to tell about how they entered combat sports. To give the fans a bit of insight leading up to May the 6th, what first attracted you to the brutal yet exhilarating world of mixed martial arts?
“My father took me to the gym when I was 6-years-old and I’ve stayed there till this day. MMA was natural because I had been through many ground and standing sports disciplines, finally it was time to combine them.”
The women of MMA have had quite the explosive bouts in recent years in the cage. Captivating the crowd and showing the world they can be just as ruthless and entertaining as their male counterparts. When entertaining the well-organised world of mixed martial arts, was there a fighter you looked up to as a role model along your journey?
“I never had one specific role model. Of course, I watched many fighters and I knew what would be good for me and whatnot. But I am focusing on what is in my heart, not what I see on the screen of the virtual world.”
The stage is almost set for a night of pure unadulterated organised violence at the ACCOR Arena. you take centre stage against France’s Lucie Bertaud, what’s your opinion of Lucie going into your scheduled meeting in the lion’s den?
“Lucie is a good fighter and a valuable asset to Bellator, she’s a good boxer that’s for sure. The crowd will come out for her but I’ve been in that situation already and I don’t care.”
Without giving too much away what steps have you been taking to make sure you walk out with your arm raised and another W on your Bellator record?
“I know I am a much more complex fighter than my opponent and I will make sure to show my all-roundness.”
All roads and avenues have led to what could be one of the defining moments within your journey so far. Some of the biggest names in Bellator will be joining you in the proverbial Lion’s den on May 6th.
Other than your inclusion on the night are there any matchups in particular that you’re looking forward to witnessing?
“My Polish colleague is having his debut the same night, Piotrek Niedzielski. So I will be crossing my fingers for him. He’s higher on the card so I will be watching his fight. Of course, the main event and Co-main event are mind-blowing.”
I wish you all the best for your bout and future with Bellator Katarzyna and I look forward to seeing you in action.
“Thank you very much for the interview. It’s been a pleasure.”
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 like to give my thanks to my coaches who stayed in Poland Hubert, Kuba, Dawid, Filip, my manager Andrew, my sponsor Tico Sportswear, team Octopus Łódź and my family.”