Sweden’s Oliver Enkamp has done his homework on minimizing jet lag for his fights in the U.S.
After struggling with the travel earlier in his career, Enkamp, who returns at Bellator 272 on Friday night, noted during this week’s media day that “there’s a lot of things you can do when it comes to things like sunlight, sleeping, fasting, and adjusting your schedule ahead of the travel time. So that’s what I’ve been doing the last few times over here, and seriously I had no jet lag this time. I just had a perfect schedule, woke up with so much energy at 6AM every day, was tired at 9, 10, went to bed, and that’s how it’s been for this whole fight camp actually.”
At Bellator 272, Enkamp is paired up with Kyle Crutchmer, who he knows is an accomplished wrestler. But the Swedish welterweight will be looking to finish his night early in Connecticut on Friday.
“I definitely expect this to be an exciting fight, because that’s always my intention when I go out there, and I always search for the finish, right from the start. I think one of my biggest strengths is I’m very well-rounded, so I can finish the fight from any position.” In his first fight, he submitted his opponent with an inverted triangle, after being suplexed into that position. “That says something I think about my finishing ability.”
Friday also marks Enkamp’s U.S. debut for Bellator. “I’m excited to put on a show for the American audience for the first time, because all of my previous fights for Bellator had been around Europe,” he stated. In his past bouts, the time difference meant U.S. fans may not have tuned in to watch. “This time, it’s going to be the opposite.”
Oliver Enkamp faces Kyle Crutchmer at Bellator 272 this Friday, December 3 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. More coverage of the card can be found below.