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Edmonton fighter Dominic Wooding claimed the WCMMA flyweight title after beating Edward Fairburn
3:49pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in Sport
Edmonton fighter Dominic Wooding claimed the WCMMA flyweight title and extended his unbeaten record to four bouts following a dominant performance against Edward Fairburn.
The 17-year-old outclassed his opponent during three rounds and although it went to a judge’s decision, there was little doubt Wooding would be named the victor.
“I am very pleased to have made it 4-0,” he said. “I worked very hard to be ready for the fight and in all three rounds I was the dominant fighter.
“I am an amateur but I treat it as if I am a professional. I train six times a week and four hours a day. I’m pleased that has paid off and I’m still unbeaten.”
Wooding, who attended Edmonton County School, only took up mixed martial arts two years ago but has quickly established himself as a fighter with potential.
But how did he discover the sport?
He explained: “I bought the UFC video game and it all went from there. I really wanted to do it and I was invited to jujitsu classes and then I attended kickboxing classes.
“I then started doing MMA two years ago and I have developed so much from then. You need to be committed if you want to go far.”
Wooding, who is a member of Team Titan and is managed by Elite MMA Agency, has aspirations of competing in America and his dream is to lift the UFC title.
He said: “I’d love to go over to the USA and become the Ultimate Fighting Champion. I’d like that to happen over the next five years. I am only 17 now so I can continue to get better and I think my management will help me get where I want to go.”