Ash Griffiths happy at picking up pro debut win

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Despite having an excellent amateur career, it was the first time that he was stepping into the cage as a professional and he quickly showed he is capable of competing on the big stage.

Ash Griffiths110 seconds is all it took for exciting featherweight prospect Ash Griffiths to pick up his first pro win at Made4TheCage 9: Night of Champions.

He deposited opponent Nathan Thompson to the mat quickly and secured a dominant mounted position, delivering sharp elbows and strikes to the head before the referee had to call a stop to the contest and Ash is very pleased at how it went.

“I was glad to get if finished as quick as I did and even more so because it meant I got out of there without any injuries or knocks,” said the 145lber. “I am definitely more than happy with how the fight went but I wouldn’t have minded showcasing my striking a little more.”

Training out of Terry Fahey’s Fight Lodge, he believes the preparation he received here before going into the fight suited him perfectly.

“The training camp that I have there and the camp we were given by Terry is the main reason my game plan and get the win in the fashion that I did,”the Durham native stated.

Ash showed a great range of wrestling, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) and striking throughout his short bout but believes there is much more to come.

“I like to think that the strongest aspect of my game is my ability to adapt to most situations to be honest. I feel like I have heavy strikes and slick submissions and with the training Terry provides us with, it allows us to transition between the two.”

He was also full of praise for the atmosphere inside the Rainton Meadows Arena last Saturday and says he is already looking forward to getting back on a Made4TheCage card.

“It was a great atmosphere as it always is at Made4TheCage and I was proud to be a part of it,” he said. “I felt calm and prepared and I have a pro K1 fight coming up in Carlisle in March but after that I will be looking at getting back on M4TC.

“I wouldn’t mind fighting my original opponent Davie Smith as I don’t like unfinished business but I am happy to train hard and fight anyone.”

Ash also thanked his sponsors drinkbe and FightRight UK and most importantly his girlfriend Rebecca for all of the support he has received.