Slovakia’s Alena ‘Kitty’ Gondasova makes her MMA pro debut this Thursday against the number 10 125lb flyweight fighter in the world, Jingnan Xiong. The fight will take place for the event Kunlun Fight MMA 7, it’s a huge matchup for someone who’s only making their pro debut. A win for Gondasova would shoot her straight into super-stardom and a place in the world rankings. She tells us “I believe that after this fight, many doors will open for me in the MMA world, maybe I will get some interesting offer from Invicta FC“.
‘Kitty’ is not phased by the high ranking of her opponent and reveals “I am prepared and I will give everything in the cage to get this win. I think she is very good fighter with a good record, she is experienced but she is not better than me, it will be a good fight“. She continues “She is also only human, she is vulnerable with her face and hands“.
She’s been training in her hometown for this fight “I am from little a town called Detva in Slovakia where we have our domestic gym, Free Fight Club. My coach is Róbert Dedič and he is also an active pro fighter. We try to gain experience from across the whole world but we prefer Dublin SBG, and camps in Poland. For this fight my whole preparation was in my domestic gym with my team”. She reveals she particularly likes working in the clinch against the cage, and has been working on that for this fight. She says on the reason she begun training MMA “I’ve been competing in sports my whole my life, I am a very ambitious woman, I give everything 120%“. She continues “before fighting I played handball so when I started with mixed martial arts the contact was not something new for me as handball is also a contact sport. My fiance showed me
the fighter’s way and I found this is where I fit, in the cage, now it is my lifestyle“.
A win over the number 2 flyweight Xiong would be big for ‘Xiong’ and potentially put her in the flyweight rankings, however Gondasova reveals her goal is to eventually move down to strawweight and fight for the UFC, she tells us “At the moment flyweight is very comfortable for me because I do not have to cut much weight but I would like to go down to strawweight, this is my goal and here is where my main ambitions are”, she continues “my goal is to get into the UFC and fight with the best, what I really want is to fight against UFC straweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, so after my fight with Xiang I will be focusing on getting this fight“.
Alena ‘Kitty’ Gondasova faces the number 10 flyweight in the world, Jingnan Xiong this Thursday at Kunlun Fight MMA 7 in the co-main event. The event takes place from the Kunlun Fight World Combat Sports Center in Beijing.
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