Drew Brokenshire Has Paid His Dues, Hopes to Cap the Year with a Title at CageSport XXII


CageSport XXIIDrew Brokenshire’s path in MMA has been anything but ordinary.

Originally getting into MMA while helping his brother train in MMA at AMC Pankration, Brokenshire soon became so integrated with things that he decided to start training and fighting himself.

“Well, I was just a wrestler when I started, and I wasn’t even a very good wrestler, I didn’t go to state or anything like that, but with AMC I’ve been able to get good at everything,” said Brokenshire. “I feel like I’m a great grappler, striker, pretty good wrestler and I’m ready for just about anything people can throw at me. “

Unlike other fighters who may take a couple amateur fights before turning pro, Brokenshire spent five years and nearly 20 fights in the amateur ranks before turning pro earlier this year.

While it’s been something of a break-neck pace for Brokenshire, he feels that the steps he’s been taking in his career have ultimately been beneficial, as he’ll make his first title fight appearance this Saturday in CageSport against Julian Erosa.

“I just turned pro in February and already have had five fights, so I’ve taken quite a bit on, so I’m trying to slow it down a little bit,” said Brokenshire. “I feel that transitioning to MMA from three three-minute rounds to three five-minute rounds to now go five five-minute rounds is really good for me and I’m ready for it.”

Undefeated in nine fights, Erosa provides the toughest challenge to Brokenshire yet. But as he told MMAWeekly.com, Brokenshire feels he’s made the necessary training adjustments to hang with his opponent and ultimately get the win.

“We’ve really been focusing on my conditioning to bring it up to where it needs to be, because someone like Julian is going to come prepared and ready to go five rounds, and I need to be ready to match that,” said Brokenshire.

“Julian is a great striker and has great takedown defense, so I think a lot of the fight is going to be on the feet. The big thing I think is with me being a little more stout, hopefully I can deliver some power that he hasn’t felt before and get a knockout in the end.”

Heading into the seventh fight of his pro career, Brokenshire views this weekend’s CageSport show as a chance to take yet another step forward and make a case for himself in 2013.

“It’s a great opponent, a great show and I get a chance to become a champion,” said Brokenshire. “It’s right in my back yard, so I’m ready to put on a great show for all my friends and family in front of my home town.

“The biggest thing is seeing where I’m at in this fight and then just keep getting better. The ultimate goal is just get back on the winning track and get to where I can end up on a bigger show in the future. For right now though, it’s just Erosa, seeing where I’m at and going from there.”

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