Ahead of OMMAC 16: Redemption, on the 2nd March 2013, I caught up with Lee Chadwick, who holds a professional record of 14-10, to talk about his fight against, former ‘Ultimate Fighter: The Smashes’ contestant, Valentino Petrescu.
Hi Lee, can you introduce yourself and tell people a little bit about you?
Hi I’m lee Chadwick I’m a pro Mma fighter/personal trainer, I’ve been fighting for 8 years and I specialise in wrestling.
You are fighting Valentino Petresceu at Ommac, how much do you know about him?
I know he’s a tough and well respected fighter and he has good striking.
What type of fight do you expect it to be?
A war between 2 up & coming fighters.
Where do you see your biggest advantage in the fight?
My best advantage will be on the ground.
I see that you are on a 3 fight win streak. What’s been the key to putting this run together?
I joined Atherton submission and the coach (Darren morris) took me in and with all the guys help at ASW made me the best I can be.
How has your training camp gone? What have you been focusing on most?
It’s going great, we are focusing on wrestling/conditioning & everything involved in MMA
What is the best thing about fighting at OMMAC?
OMMAC has been my home for years and Chris Zorba gets me great opponents
Do you have any pre-fight rituals? Or a song that gets you into fight mode?
No I just prepare my mind for battle in the cage by focusing positively on my game plan.
What Motivates you to keep stepping into the cage?
To be the best and to beat the best.
What has been your career highlight to date?
Fighting Zelg Galesic & beating unbeaten fighter Matt Howard both on OMMAC.
Thanks for doing this interview. I can’t wait to see you fight at Ommac. Is there anyone you would like to thank?
I’d like to thank Chris Zorba for setting up this fight, my team ASW at powerbeck for training me so well, fitness factory for supplying me with the best pni supplements,and my fiancé for supporting me and helping me with my diet!