At Bellator 299 this coming weekend, featherweights Kenny Mokhonoana and Josh O’Connor will look to take eachother’s undefeated record from eachother.
“Black Diamond” joined the promotion last year, and since than has picked up two wins which both came in the 3Arena, in Dublin. O’Connor on the other-hand, this will mark his promotional debut.
The SBG product’s first two Bellator outings ended in the first round, where he picked up a submission and TKO win. As well as sharing the same record, O’Connor’s last two fights have both been first round finishes for the Welshman.
Mokhonoana is just 26-years-old and he admitted at the Bellator 299 media day that he is growing into his role as a young fighter and is starting to feel more comfortable. “I’m not rushing around anymore, even seeing me here on time, everything’s going to make the fight much easier. I’m more relaxed and don’t have to rush so I think it’s going to be my best performance yet, even if it goes longer.” Kenny said.
Despite that, Kenny stated that he believes the most dangerous part about his opponent, O’Connor, is that he is a ‘winner’, regardless of the calibre of opponent that the Welshman has been fighting.
“In this fight the most dangerous thing for me with him is that he is a winner. Even if he’s fighting bums he’s still very consistent and he’s kept that throughout his amateur career. For me though, I’ve been fighting the best in the country, I’ve been fighting welterweights weighing in in my clothes, i’m a different animal now.” Mokhonoana said.
Check out the full media day including Kenny Mokhonoana above.