Adam “Samurai” Bramhald is the Caged Steel Bantamweight Champion. He currently holds a professional record of 8-2. Five of those victories coming by way of TKO/KO, two coming by way of submission, and one coming by way of decision. Adam also has an impressive amateur record of 3-1, one of those victories came by way of TKO/KO, one by way of submission and one by way of decision.
Adam began his professional career at Caged Steel Fighting Championship 13, where he came up against John Spencer. He won this bout by TKO (Kicks and Punches) in the very first round. The heavy-hitting “Samurai” lost two back-to-back in his third and fourth bouts. Since then, he has been making a big impression and has managed to accumulate a six-bout win-streak, which led him to the Caged Steel Bantamweight belt.
Adam has shown just how dangerous he can be already in his short professional career. He has displayed just how hard he can punch, racking up six TKO/KO victories as well as displaying his submission offence with two submission victories, making him a dangerous opponent for any fighter within the Caged Steel Bantamweight Division.
After racking up a six-bout win-streak and claiming the Caged Steel Bantamweight title, Adam is now faced with his first title defence against Francisco Martinez (14-13-1).
Last Weigh-In: 135.8 lbs
Affiliation: Asylum Vale Tudo
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Dylan Thompson – How are you feeling ahead of your title defence and how important is it for your ambitions to get that seventh win on the bounce?
Adam Bramhald – I’m feeling pretty good at this stage, less than 5 weeks to go and I feel like my camp is going very well and I’m very confident about getting that next win and keeping my belt in Doncaster. I’m probably only 3 good wins away from hitting the big leagues, so winning every fight this year is massive to my plans/ambitions.
Dylan Thompson – After suffering two back-to-back defeats, what changes did you make to enable yourself to go on this current six fight win-streak?
Adam Bramhald – At the time it wasn’t great in my life, after getting a knee injury I almost accepted defeat for the first loss, I shouldn’t have fought really. Then everything felt almost too perfect for the 2nd loss. The second one was really tough to take, after this I just made a few adjustments but it was more to do with my mentality and keeping myself happy within my fight camps. I’m training a lot better but also perhaps a little bit less and not forcing myself to do things if they’re not going to benefit me in the fight. Basically, I’ve gotten myself into a perfect routine where I don’t feel dead or drained all the time and now I’m actually enjoying my camps again.
Dylan Thompson – Where do you see yourself this time next year?
Adam Bramhald – If all goes well, this time next year I’ll be preparing for the UFC London Card they do every March. That’s my goal and the plan for this year is to win the 3 fights I have booked before contacting them.
Dylan Thompson – What is your prediction for your upcoming fight with Francisco Martinez?
Adam Bramhald – I just can’t see myself walking out of there without my hand raised, I’m a class above in terms of striking. I’d love to get another big finish but I’m also not afraid of going the distance. I’m still learning the ropes as a fighter, so any experience is good for me. I think I’ll walk away with a 2nd-round finish.
Dylan Thompson – If everything goes to plan against Martinez, who would you like to face next and why?
Adam Bramhald – We have plenty of names to go for next that we think will boost my ranking but in terms of who I’d like to fight I’m not too sure. I don’t really care as as long as it gets me another step closer to my goal.
Dylan Thompson – Where did the nickname “Samurai” originate from?
Adam Bramhald – When I first started fighting my coach gave me the name. My favourite fighter was Lyoto Machida and my granddad brought me a very old tea-stained book that had belonged to, I want to say, his brother on Japanese Jiu-Jitsu and the way they used it for their soldiers. His cousin was also a prisoner of war in Japan, so it became a running joke that I was a samurai, which we agreed would be quite a good name!
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