By EARL WATT
• Leader & Times
Angel Moncayo has shot out to a 3-0 record in his Amateur Mixed Martial Arts career, and he didn’t win any of those fight with his mouth.
Moncayo is a man of few words, but he is also a student in the cage, and he plans to get back to class Saturday at the Battle for the Belt at the Seward County Ag Building.
Moncayo has won all three of his fights by decision, and he knows how to outscore his opponent by exploiting his weakness.
“If they are beating me on stand up I will take it to the ground,” he said. “If they have me on the ground, I’ll go stand-up.”
Moncayo can go the distance and is a well-rounded fighter, but he has been working on improving his ground game including submissions and sweeps.
Knowing he can go the distance, he isn’t in a hurry to try to deliver a knockout blow early.
Instead, he is looking for the weakness in his opponents. “I study them in the first round, Moncayo said. “I deliver a strong punch to the stomach, that tells me a lot.”
Moncayo will try to move to 4-0 Saturday.
The Battle for the Belt takes place at the Seward County Ag Building Saturday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are available at Rine’s American Freestyle Karate or by calling 626-KICK, or online at cagetix.com.