Phoenix, AZ – While there is a slight mystique to his opponent, Julius Anglickas isn’t phased by it, even if his opponent happens to be Fedor Emelianenko’s protege and Bellator champ Vadim Nemkov.
“There is no magic. He did work just as much as I did that’s all there is to it. I definitely give him like some little points on the mystique and all that. But I have to realize none of that is magic,” Anglickas said.
Anglickas (10-1) earned a spot as an alternate for the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix with a decision win over Gregory Millard at Bellator 257. When headliner Anthony “Rumble” Johnson withdrew from the title fight, Anglickas was brought in to take his place.
Even with a title on the line Anglickas hasn’t changed much in terms of his preparation for a fight.
“We had a few little injuries, little tweaks in the summer, so we just kind of had to modify some things. That did not stop me from training and getting in shape. Just little modifications here and there. To get ready for him we knew it was going to be five rounds. And the idea that he’s a champion, sure, you maybe push a little more,” Anglickas said.
“We don’t change too many things. We just try to tweak here and there and just slowly evolve it versus ‘Oh let’s just try something completely new and see how that works’. We keep it the same but just little tweaks here and there.”
Anglickas challenges Bellator Light Heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov on Saturday night at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
Watch the full Bellator 268 media scrum with Julius Anglickas above.