It has been almost 2 years since Domingo Pilarte has fought, but Friday the 31st, he will be stepping in the cage again for his fourth professional fight at Legacy Fighting Championship 27. Pilarte is 3-0 as a pro, with all fights coming via stoppage; 2 fights ending in submissions and one in a KO. However, he has taken some time off to sharpen his craft. He will be fighting Caio Machado, another 3-0 fighter in a bantamweight matchup, at Legacy 27. In what should be a fast paced, high action fight, these 2 will put their undefeated records on the line. I had a chat with Domingo to see how training has been going and what we can expect out of the undefeated fighter for 2014.
Mark Carrillo: How has training been?
Domingo Pilarte: Training has been excellent!
MC: You are 3-0 with 3 finishes as a pro, why the long breaks in between fights?
DP: I was real young when I started fighting, I didn’t know enough so I wanted to take time in between each part and work on parts of my game. I like to take my time and learn a lot.
MC: What part of Machado’s game do you plan to take advantage of on fight night?
DP: I’m just going to do my best and let God handle the rest. I’ll leave it up to him to figure that out.
MC: What is going through your head on the night of the fight?
DP: I’m just ready to get it over with. I know I am going to try my best and that’s all I can do, and I leave the rest in God’s hands.
MC: Where do you prefer the fight to go; to the ground or standing?
DP: I like standing more, takes less energy.
MC: What got you interested in martial arts?
DP: I grew up watching boxing, so that was definitely what got me into fighting.
MC: How would you like the fight with Machado to end?
DP: Whatever way God wants me to win will be fine with me.
MC: Will you fight again soon, or can we expect another break in between fights?
DP: Yes, I want to fight 3 more times this year, 2 more at least. I’m ready now to be more active.
MC: Who would you like to thank for helping you prepare for this fight?
DP: First, my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for everything. My coaches Bob Perez, Jeff Messina, and Saul Faz. All my training partners and teammates, and my sponsor RES Nation.
You can follow Domingo on Twitter @AnnointedFightr
Domingo and Caio will be the first televised fight of the night on AXS TV for LFC 27, get your tickets at legacyfights.net or watch the fights live on AXS TV at 9 pm cst Friday January 31st.
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