Featherweight prospect Collin Anglin didn’t want to have any regrets ahead of his Contender Series fight September 15 against Muhammadjon Naimov. That’s why the 27-year-old moved from Michigan along with his fiancee to Colorado in order to train at the prestigious Factory-X gym.
“I’ve bartended (in East Lansing, Michigan) for about six years and that’s what I was doing leading up to the move,” Anglin told Cageside Press. “Since I’ve moved I’ve done nothing really but focus on training and luckily my fiance’s here with me, Mary. She works from home and is super supportive, so that helps out a lot.”
Anglin (7-1) heads into this fight on a six-fight win streak, with his last four victories coming by way of stoppage. The WXC veteran now gets to train with the likes of Youssef Zala, Brandon Royval, and Chris Gutierrez over at Factory X.
Naimov (5-0) has finished back-to-back opponents, including a second-round TKO victory over Josh Augustine at Titan FC 62 in July. The 26-year-old has gone the distance once in his career.
While his opponent boasts an impressive resume, Anglin believes he’s the better overall fighter.
“Well honestly I feel like I’m better than him everywhere,” Anglin explained. “I feel like I’m better than him on the feet and on the ground. It’s just like what I decide during the fight you know? Do I want to take him down? I do see a finish though, I don’t see it going the distance.”
Collin Anglin debuts on Dana White’s Contender Series this Tuesday, September 15. The card airs on ESPN+ in the U.S., and on UFC Fight Pass internationally.