Say Uncle present their second installment, fight night 2, live from Sheffield in nine days time and competing on the night is Luke Kew who is ready to showcase his ever developing skill set.
On the night he meets Simon O’Kane in a very interesting match up and is surely one which could steal the show.
Luke trains with a cracking team, who have some of the best coaches and competitors, all who are helping take his skills to the next level and on the night in Sheffield we are definitely going to be in for one hell of a performance from him.
Ahead of the action, Luke kindly took some time out to answer my questions and look forward to his match up.
Thanks for your time Luke. I wanted to start by looking ahead to Say Uncle 2. How much do you know about the show and how much are you looking forward to competing on the night?
“I’ve only heard good things about their first show and it’s looks like they got a good set up going on”.
Your original opponent has had to drop out of the match up. Has that impacted your approach to the fight in any way?
“I’ll fight whoever they put in front of me. I think it’s more important to impose your own game plan, than to worry about their strengths”.
On the night you will now meet Simon O’Kane. How much have you managed to find out about Simon and the challenges he may pose you on the night?
“Simon will definitely be looking to put me on my back and beat me up but I’ll be comfortable wherever the fights goes”.
I see that as well as MMA, you have some experience in kickboxing. Do you think that your stand up could really test him in the fight and he might try to take you down?
“I’d definitely rather keep the fight standing but I’m sure I’ll be looking for takedowns as well to keep him guessing”.
Obviously its MMA so you have to be prepared for anything and everything. Where do you see yourself winning this fight and how well matched up is it for you?
“I see myself stopping his takedowns and picking him off, but this is MMA anything can happen”.
Are you hoping to have any family and friends support you on the night and how much does that support mean to you?
“There’s a few guys from arbjj fighting so there will be a few of us up there all supporting each other. It will be a good night of fights!”
For anyone who hasn’t seen you compete before, what can they expect from you on the night?
“You won’t catch me in a boring fight, I’m always looking to finish!”
What is it about the sport which keeps you wanting to learn more?
“The sport is always changing, you need to keep learning and working hard to keep up!”
You train with a cracking team, who are some of the bigger influences on your development there and are there any competitors we should be looking out for?
“Everyone at arbjj and shin kick are always pushing each other and getting together for extra sessions that make all the difference. Definitely look out for Jay Butler and Tim Menzies killing it in 2015, they’ll bringing some belts back to the gym for sure!!!”
And finally, is there anybody you would like to thank/give a shout out to?
“Everyone at arbjj and shin kick Muay Thai. I wouldn’t train anywhere else!”