Tonight in North Dakota, Beatdown MMA will showcase its’ second event, and it will feature mega women’s prospect, Delaney Owens (1-0) second fight.
Walker had a 7-2 amateur record and won her debut by defeating Sarah Alper via rear naked choke in round three, her ability to keep her stamina up in her fighting can be stemmed from her athletic background.
“The first week I was training I knew absolutely nothing, all I did was play a lot of softball and triatholons. My first challenge was to get past this guy’s guard and I was clueless on what to do, but I kept fighting submissions and stopping sweeps. I was literally scrappy, so my coaches now call me Lil’ Scrappy.”
Lil Scrappy is signed with Invicta FC and they’ve allowed her to compete on this event tonight for Beatodown 11 even though it’s short notice.
“Everything was crammed into a short 3 weeks time, I’ve been working on knees and elbows a lot and I feel strong and injury free, so that’s good. My striking coaches Chevelle Hallback and Mike Yonis. I’ve trained with a lot of guys my size because I don’t get to train with a lot of girls. Girls are more flexible and it’s a treat when I do get to train with them because they’re wiery. It’s good to train with guys though too, normally I train with natural flyweight guys and it’s never an issue of them going too hard on me.”
Owens isn’t scared of the possibility of this being a trap fight and has her eyes on the future.
“I’m definitely wanting to get into the UFC, as long as everything works out with Invicta like I think it will and I keep winning, then UFC is my main goal. Not just to get into it or make it, I want to continue fighting in it.”
Her next step on the rung to her ladder of success will be against Shannon Gunville (2-1) on a card with MMA veterans Kevin Asplund and Travis Wiuff.
“I think I’ll end with a finish for sure, we will see how it goes, probably by a submission in the first round. Rear naked choke isn’t my go-to but I’ve won a lot of fights like that. I feel like tonight I will win by total domination.”