On Saturday night at Bellator 299, Australian Sara Collins will look to pull off a big upset as she takes on hometown favourite Sinead Kavanagh.
Collins’ Bellator debut came six months ago against Pam Sorenson where she scored a round one submission over the 37-year-old.
With Kavanagh being the hometown fighter and ultimately being a fans favourite on this side of the world, Collins will likely be greeted to a copious amount of boo’s. At the Bellator 299 media day, this is something she admitted she has tried not to think about. “I’ve tried not to think about it but everyone keeps reminding me. I think it’s going to be fun and I’m not too worried,” Collins said.
The Australian comes into this fight, as she does every fight, as a Judo specialist and that is an area she seemingly will have an advantage over Sinead Kavanagh. Having said that, Kavanagh’s striking output is something a lot of fighters crumble over.
Collins joked that she has been practising keeping her hands up to prepare for the matchup. As well as that, Collins acknowledged that if she was able to beat Kavanagh, it’d be the biggest win of her career thus far. “I’ve been practising keeping my hands up so we’ll see. I think from now on every fight I have is going to be the biggest win of my career so this will put me in great contention to climb the Bellator ranks if I win this so yeah I’m super excited,” Collins stated.
Check out the Bellator 299 media day with Sara Collins above.