By Darryl G. Smart
The Arron Jeffery train is rolling fast and hard.
Jeffery, the 27-year-old mixed martial artist, from Tillsonburg, stretched his professional winning streak to three on October 16, in Wichita, Kans. The striker that trains out of Modern Vision MMA in Niagara, needed less. Than two rounds to dispose of Andre Petroski in the main event at LFC 93 (Legacy Fighting Alliance).
“Successful business trip,” Jeffery said after the fight on his social media. “Thanks so much for the support. It means a lot.”
In the middleweight title eliminator, both fighters threw the leather early and often. Jeffery showed a ton of composure in this fight. After two of three judges gave Petroski the opening round, Jeffery didn’t let that faze him. In the second round he had his opponent pinned to the cage, and used a vicious elbow and knee combination to finish him off for the TKO at the 4:19 mark.
This successful LFA debut improves Jeffery’s pro MMA record to 9-2. It is also his second fight during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m just happy to be active,” Jeffery told mymmanews.com. “I wrote down a list of things I wanted to do and one thing was three fights in 2020. I didn’t get one until August, but now we are at two wins, so we’re going to try and make it a third.”
Though Jeffery doesn’t know what lies ahead, or who he will face, he still has his eye on the prize, a UFC contract.
“It’s probably the LFA title shot or the UFC,” Jeffery said of what’s next. “My manager is the one. He thinks this could be the one that gets me into the UFC.
“I’m hearing Kyle Stewart a lot,” he said. “I’m sure UFC eyes are on him if they signed him before. He’s a guy they would think about signing again, so yeah, I think that is the perfect type of guy for me to fight.”
Regardless of who, when, or where he fights next, Jeffery has the same mindset.
“I’ve been saying that a couple fights here in a row, but I think the next one has got to be the one if it wasn’t this one,” Jeffery said. “I just take one fight at a time, every fight is as big as the last.”