Oliver Enkamp simply could not overcome the wrestling of Kyle Crutchmer at Bellator 272 on Friday.
A unanimous decision win for Crutchmer improved the wrestler’s record to 8-1. Later this week, we’ll know if the effort was enough to break him into the welterweight rankings.
On the wrestling front, Crutchmer said post-fight that “I wrestled a really long time. I put my heart and soul into that sport. I got to where, I was the best kid in the country in high school, and ended up accomplishing a couple of things when I got to college. I wrestled for a great college, if you go look at the track record of where I train now, once we take you down, we’ll just keep doing it and doing it and doing it and doing it.”
Crutchmer believes he broke his hand early in the fight, making it hard for him to grab on to his opponent. But he was able to land some ground and pound, though he wanted to do more. “I f*cked my hand up pretty good, so yeah, man, I’m happy with that.”
A teammate of the likes of Daniel Corimer at AKA, Crutchmer now has another wrestler in his sights: Logan Storley.
“I respect Logan, there is no beef, there is no animosity, this is a business, and I love seeing wrestlers do their thing and do well,” Crutchmer told media outlets including Cageside Press following Bellator 272. “We just had a Twitter exchange about ‘oh we should wrestle in Minnesota.’ There’s no animosity there, he’s above me in the rankings now, I just beat number 10, so why not go and fight this guy and just see who the better wrestler is.”
Watch the full Bellator 272 post-fight press conference with Kyle Crutchmer above. More coverage from the event can be found below.