Ben Saunders comes into his Bellator 90 fight with Raul Amaya focused doing what it takes to win and advance to the welterweight finals. The ATT fighter recently spoke with Rebellion Media about a variety of topics including tonight’s semifinal with Amaya.
What are your thoughts on opponent Raul Amaya? Has he changed much since your first matchup?
He is a very tough and durable fighter with a lot of heart. And to me those are some of the most dangerous fighters around. I feel what he has gained in experience with the loss to me, and from his two victories leading into this fight could be a lot. It’s been about 1 year since we last fought, and that is a lot of time to improve with if utilized correctly.
How does training for Bellator’s tournament change your preparation?
Normally doesn’t change anything. A fight is a fight, and a training camp is a training camp. What these tournaments do is put a lot of stress on your mind and body. It’s a huge challenge, and I have always been about taking on challenges head on, the harder the better. I love testing myself and defying the odds. It is what thrills me to live as a human being and a true martial artist.
Be sure to head over to Fightline to check out the full article and be sure to tune in to see Saunders take on Amaya with a shot at the finals on the line.