Former World Series of Fighting Featherweight champ Lance Palmer (10-2) has been itching to get his title back.
The Team Alpha Male standout will have a chance to reclaim his gold from the man who took it away from him, Alexandre Almeida (18-5), at WSOF 32 on Saturday, July 30 live on the NBC Sports Network.
Palmer joined The Roman Show to discuss his rematch against Almeida, who holds the WSOF featherweight title.
In December, Palmer and Almeida fought hard in a five-round bout. Almeida defeated Palmer by unanimous decision, but Palmer and even WSOF President Ray Sefo believed Palmer had the fight won.
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“I feel great going into the rematch,” Palmer said. “A lot of people felt that [I won]. A lot of people felt that way. I felt that way, too. I felt that I won, too. I felt I went into the fight about 50-percent of my full health and recovery; training camp and other different things went into it. I pushed through. I felt I won...Anytime you leave it to the judges, it can be a toss up.”
Palmer said he was ready for the rematch in March or April, but Almeida was recuperating from an injury; He went to the hospital right after the fight. Palmer said this time around he is preparing differently for the fight. He says he wasn’t 100 percent the first time around.
“There was a lot of over training; it happens a lot in any sport,” he said. “I was a wrestling coach at Team Alpha Male the whole time the last five years. I cornered three people the week before my fight. It drained a lot of my energy. I was in Las Vegas for five days.”
He doesn’t regret being a team player but says he will take it light before the upcoming rematch.
Palmer also talked about training at other gyms across the country, training regiment change, watching video of the first fight and more.
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