Integrated Martial Arts team member, Matt Cain is scheduled to take on Jon Leven in the main event of Brace For War.
The event which is scheduled for March 27, at the Broncos Leagues club and will feature fighters from some of the best camps in Australia. Tickets can be purchased online from www.broncosleagues.com.au
Interviewed: 15 February, 2009
Nickname: Rolling Bear
Height: 183 cm
Hometown: Otahuhu NZ
Gym: Integrated Martial Arts
MMA Record: 6 – 4 – 1
# of KO’s: 2
# of Submissions 3
Notable Wins against: Jon Valuri
Notable Losses against: Yoshiyucki Yoshida
Firstly, how are your preparations coming along for your fight against Jon Leven?
Great, as always the way at Integrated martial arts we are always training hard and fully prepared
Who are you training partners preparing you for this fight?
All of the boys help each other out, but mainly Dan Higgins, Adrian Pang and Kyle Noke.
Have you changed anything in the way you train from your previous fight?
No, you always have plans on what you intend doing to win the fight, but the way we train is always the same just being well rounded.
What weaknesses can you see in your opponents game, that you are looking to capitalise on?
I think I’ll definitely have the advantage on the ground so I’ll be looking to finish him the same way i did last time with ground and pound.
Who are some of your biggest influences and supporters?
My coach Dan Higgins, the guy is unreal and a great influence on all the boys. I appreciate all my supporters and fans and like hearing from them before and after my fights.
How much of a difference does it make fighting in front of your home crowd?
Once the fight has started i don’t think there is much of an advantage but it’s always good hearing the crowd yelling for you rather than the other guy.
Prediction for your fight?
1st round win via GnP
In closing, anything you would like to say to your opponent?
Jon is a cool guy and I get along well with him. so i guess all I can say is “Sorry”
Any sponsors/family/friends you would like to thank?
I’d like to thank Fairtex, MMA Sports Magazine, Assassains Clothing, VAS, All Type cabinets, Boot camps Australia. All my friends who come an watch me and especially my girl friend Kim.