On Friday night at Mystic Lake Casino, Minnesota's Melvin Blumer will face the toughest opponent of his career.
Blumer is set to square off against legend Jeff Curran in the co-main event of Friday's RFA 24 card at Mystic Lake. The fight will be broadcast live on AXS-TV. Tickets for RFA 24 are on sale now but selling quickly. They're available online at the Mystic Lake box office, online at ticketmaster.com and from participating fighters.
Blumer, who's ranked No. 1 in Minnesota at 135 pounds, brings a 10-2 record into the fight. But he knows Blumer offers a new set of challenges and expects a war. We caught up with Blumer this week to find out his game plan for Friday night.
First off, what has training camp been like for you and have you prepared any differently for this upcoming fight against Jeff Curran?
BLUMER: Training camp has been really good. I did do a longer camp than normal because of how much time I was out and because of who I'm fighting. As far as prep, same stuff as normal.
How do you feel about fighting someone considered a legend of the sport in Jeff Curran?
BLUMER: I think getting an opportunity to fight Jeff is an honor. He has been in the cage with the who's who of this weight class and has fought for all the big organizations.