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Dave Jensen Thinks He Will Be the Fresher Fighter at Bellator 81

November 15, 2012 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris

MMAjunkie Radio spoke with Bellator 81 combatant Dave Jansen who faces Ricardo Tirloni in the semifinals of the season 7 lightweight tournament on Friday.

On Jansen’s record with choke submission holds and his opponent having two losses via guillotine choke: “I take what’s presented to me. A lot of times, that’s just somebody’s neck. So I’ve just got to snatch it up. That’s my go-to thing. That’s what I’ve got the repetitions in the practice room with.”

Why Jensen believes he only has one win via knockout: “I only have that one knockout on my record because I went into that fight saying I was going to knock him out and swing for the fences. Early in my career, I don’t feel like I had good hands whatsoever. I feel like I was a one-dimensional fighter. That’s changed recently, in the last year.”

Why he thinks he has the advantage over Tirloni: “I didn’t take any damage in the last fight, so I got two full fight camps going into this camp, in a way. I’m lean, and I’ve only got one fight instead of two – (with the other normally) against the scale. I can get up over 180, but right now I’m comfortably walking around at 168. He had a pretty tough weight cut, just looking at him. Even though I fought four or five minutes longer, I feel I’ll be fresher.”


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