A man that has seen the spotlights of every major promotion in the United States, UFC Lightweight James Krause has been through the WEC, Titan Fighting Championships, Shark Fights, RFA, Bellator and finally to the UFC.
His next destination is Las Vegas, Nevada for UFC 173 against former WEC champion Jamie Varner.
But Krause is no stranger to fighting former champions, In his last fight he faced off with former KOTC champion Bobby Green. He’s defeated former TKO champion Sam Stout and Bellator tournament champion Toby Imada as well as went toe to toe with recent feather weight number 1 contender, Ricardo Lamas and the renown “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone.
Krause couldn’t be more ready for this Saturday.
“Training has been going great, it was a long long 3 month training camp and I’m cutting weight now. I’m ready for it all to be over and I’m just ready to fight Saturday. I went to American Top Team in Florida and we worked a lot on my strength with mainly Will Brooks and Gleison Tibau and then back to Glory MMA where I trained with my team Tim Elliot, Gaston Reyno and Zak Cummings.”
Brooks recently won the Interim Bellator Lightweight title and Tibau has competed in the UFC for 8 years. Cummings is undefeated in the UFC, Elliot has faced 2 #1 contenders in his 5 UFC fights and Gaston Reyno is one of the best kickboxers in the country which round out a group of outstadning Glory fighters that have James Krause finely tuned for Saturday.
A Saturday that will allow Krause to open the Main Card of the pay-per-view.
“I see my fight with Jamie Varner being a striking battle and we are going to wing a lot of punches, it’ll be very back and fourth fight. I know we are both well rounded so this will be very entertaining for the fans. This has a big potential to be fight of the night, we have a history of putting on great fights.”
With 6 fight of the night awards between the two, you can’t help but agree with James’s assumption.
However there maybe a submission of the night award that may come Krause’s way as well.
“It’s hard to tell how the fight will end really, I’d say a late submission in the 3rd round. Probably by a guillotine choke I would think.”
Be sure to check out James Krause face off against Jamie Varner this Saturday night on UFC 173: Barao vs Dillashaw.