A local East Tennessee professional fighter will be back in action next month in Johnson City.
Adam Townsend, of Hampton, currently boasts a 19-6 MMA record and will be stepping into the ring May 23rd for Strikefest 6 at OT Sports & Social.
Townsend is currently getting back into fighting shape following up his last professional MMA fight in South Africa. Townsend currently fights for CF, a professional fighting promotion overseas.
“I lost my last fight in South Africa by decision to a hometown guy,” Townsend said. “With this fight, I’m just trying to get back in shape and get back in the scene.”
But May’s fight brings Townsend back to the Muay Thai fighting world. Townsend currently holds a professional record of 1-0 for Muay Thai.
Even though the excitement is there for the fight, Townsend added another positive is being able to fight close to home.
“It always feels good to fight at home because I always have so many people asking me basically every day when I’m fighting again,” he said. “It’s always good to be able to give those questions and answers as well as fight somewhere locally that they can actually come to watch.”
As far as what’s ahead, Townsend said he plans on staying in the gym due to the hectic schedule of working for international promotion.
“I have had a couple of short notice opportunities as I always do to go fight overseas and make some great money,” he said. “I wasn’t making the right weight or the shape that I need to be to go overseas and fight these worldly rank guys That’s kind of been one of my biggest problems is just training partners and consistency in the gym most of these guys that I’m fighting overseas are training with world-class coaches and world-class guys every day and with the help of a few people and I do most of it on my own.”
Along with his fighting schedule, Townsend also owns his own company — Townsend Plumbing.