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INTERVIEW: Wendy McKenna

25th November 2017

It’s been nine months since your last fight, looking back on that night now what are your thoughts on the fight and the result?

I’m really happy with my performance on cagewarriors 81, it was a big step up for me against such a highly ranked opponent, l feel I put on a great show and was unlucky with the decision, but learnt a lot from it.

I would say it was arguably your best performance on the biggest stage you’ve fought. Did fighting in a big arena on the TV give you a massive confidence boost?

It was an amazing experience and I had a fantastic time in Dublin. With regards to it being a big arena and on TV – to be honest it didn’t feel any different to any other show.

Since that night you’ve moved to Wales and started training at a new camp. How have you settled in there?

The move to Wales came a bit closer to my fight than originally planned, but fortunately where I already knew some of the fighters from Tillery combat and have trained there before – I was able to jump straight in to a full fight camp. In addition to this I’ve also managed to fit in lots of extra classes through the day – as I took this camp off work to focus on the fight.

What do you know about your opponent and how do you expect the fight to go? 

Samantha Jean-Francois has fought on BCMMA before against one of my previous opponents, I know she’s a tough girl and well rounded -so I expect this to be a very exciting, high paced, fight.

Do you have any messages for the fans ahead of the fight?

I would like to say a big thank you to everybody for their continued support – I really appreciate it.