Maura Tynanes returns to action on March 10 when she battles a returning Heather Martin for the inaugural welterweight world title at Trinity Kings 4.
Tynanes (1-1) will be looking to rebound from the first loss of her career, both as an amateur and a professional, after finding herself victim of a second-round TKO at the hands of Holli Salazar in her last showing. The Hawaiian appeared to be dominant and in-control during the first-round but seemed to significantly slow down in the second. It seems this could have been due to a tough weight-cut, Tynanes revealed all during a recent post to fans on social media.
“For my last fight I cut over 50 pounds in 2 and a half months, even though I was getting sick leading up to the fight, my will and strong mindset always kept pushing me! The day before my fight I felt weak and slow but just kept telling myself it was because I was cutting weight and that once I weighed in and eat I’d be fine and to be positive!” Tynanes said.
“That wasn’t the case at all, I had the flu the day of my fight and was sick for almost 2 weeks after, I trained so hard for my last fight and wasn’t able to show it in the cage.” she continued.
Tynanes feels as though she has learnt from the loss and is keen to get back in the cage and prove to the world why she is the best welterweight fighter in the world, starting with her attempt to win the world title in March. She made her professional debut last year, submitting Avril Straub in the first round. Prior to making the move to MMA, Tynanes, who was undefeated as an amateur, already had a background in combat sports, being a former collegiate/freestyle wrestler who placed second at nationals during her first year in college, she is also a black belt division naga championship winner. She trains at the Jesus is Lord gym in Hawaii, along with UFC star, Rachael Ostovich.
Trinity Kings 4 takes place from the iTrampoline in Waipahu, Hawaii. Streaming details will be announced on the organization’s official Facebook page.