Another addition to the WSOF 10 Supercard on the 21st that already features 3 title fights, will be CFA Women’s Featherweight Champion, Ashlee Evans-Smith (2-0) taking on Marciea Allen (3-1).
Evans-Smith has been training extensively and looks forward to extending her winning streak.
“My training has been going really well, I’ve been working on a lot of grappling and ground and pound. We always change the gameplan per opponent, we took what her record and videos showed us to formulate a gameplan. I can’t expose exactly the information but I know she has a striking background. But she’s basic in her striking and we are working to be more dynamic and I don’t think she’ll be able to hang with the pressure and I’ll dictate the fight with my strong suits in wrestling and grappling. I don’t think I’ll have a problem taking her.”
In Ashlee’s last fight she dispatched of Fallon Fox for the CFA Women’s 145 Pound Title by knocking her out at 3:15 of round 3 at Championship Fighting Alliance 12.
Marciea Allen is rumored to be Fox’s teammate so there could be a slight sense of redemption.
“I heard Allen is a teammate of Fallon’s and I don’t care if there’s a hidden vendetta there, I just think it’d be funny if I beat her (Fox) then her teammate (Allen) then her camp would really be mad at me.”
Allen has been involved with some foul play before and if it happens again she could meet her demise once more.
“I saw a fight of her and she pulled her opponent’s hair and kept punching her while she had her hair in her hand. The girl (Jessamyn Duke) that she was facing took her mouth piece out and looked at the ref and went beast mode and arm barred her (Allen). If Marciea tried to pull my hair it would upset me, and from sparring I’ve learned that I need to get angry and if she tried that I’d get nasty and throw some wicked elbows. I’d find a way to win no matter what, I’ve never been one to trash talk but it’ll be one hell of a show come June 21st.”
Smith admitted to having nerves but utilizes the emotion to her motivational advantage.
There’s always nerves in every fight that I have. It starts when I get my hands wrapped, once it sinks in there’s no turning back. I’m calm when I walk out to the cage but there’s always butterflies. It’s like every fight now is my most important fight. I enjoy the pressure and nerves because it helps me perform better and train harder.”
Smith would like to thank her teammates and coaches along with Innovative Results and SubFighter MMA, and she has a mild thought of the outcome on the 21st.
“I’m not big into predictions, but without a doubt I will win at WSOF 10, my fight should end in the 2nd by ground and pound. It’ll be an action packed fight that I’ll definitely win and I’m really thinking I’ll finish by at least the 2nd round, if not sooner.”