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Apr 26, 2019

MMA Showdown in Shuga City!

A Mixed Martial Arts competition will be held on Saturday night in Orange Walk. The event will feature twelve bouts with fighters from Belize, U.S.A. and Mexico. For the first time, there will be a female match. The event will culminate with a featherweight title fight in which Kriston Usher will go up against Johnathan Chutan of Guatemala. On Thursday, we spoke with Usher who says that he is confident going into the match.


Kriston Usher

Kriston Usher, MMA Fighter

“Most people say, like when I walk around, ‘oh that guy does boxing.’ But it is far different from boxing; it is more advanced than boxing. Boxing is just blows to the head. In MMA, you have kicks, knees. It is called mixed martial arts because it is a mixed of everything; taekwondo, judo, all the other martial arts together. It is really fun when you get into and it is classified as one of the safest sports. So, it is a mix of all the other sports combined into one.   I just came off a week water diet. I drink about two gallons of water for the day. I am not eating anything today, just to make weigh-in. I gave been doing it for a while. I go to the gym like four-thirty in the morning to work out and then in the night. I have school and so it is tough schedule. I have been doing it for about six to seven years, so I have a little skill in it. As to my opponent, I saw him fight once. I heard he has the same skill as I do. So, it is going to be a brawl. I am going to be home so a bigger weight is on my shoulder to bring home the championship belt. Everyone is saying you better win. I will do my best to win.”


The match starts at six p.m. on Saturday night at the Orange Walk Multipurpose Complex.

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