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On November 15, 2014, San Diego will have the honor of hosting Bellator 131 at the Valley View Casino Center. Hosting such an amazing event is already a gift in and of itself, but making it even more special will be the Bellator debut of San Diego’s own Alex Higley.
Higley, a native San Diegan and La Costa Canyon High Alum, will be facing Jordan Bailey from Team Carnage in the Featherweight Feature Fight on the Prelim card. In speaking with Higley’s trainer, Adam Heard, Higley is ready for this opportunity and is going to shine in the bright lights at Bellator 131.
“Alex is a very creative fighter when he is relaxed and having fun. He is unpredictable, he sees everything, and remains calm and collected. That will be the Alex we will put in the cage on November 15th, and the bright lights of the big show are going to light Alex up and motivate him,” Heard said.
Fighting for a premiere organization such as Bellator is a massive opportunity for Higley. This is magnified by the fact that he will be fighting on a card stacked with MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Stephan Bonner, Muhammed Lawal, and San Diego fighter Michael Chandler who will be fighting for the Lightweight World Title.
“We are excited to be a part of something so big. Not to mention having it in our backyard here in San Diego. This is a dream opportunity. We are all aware of this and we are excited to be a part of it,” Heard explained.
Despite the magnitude of this card and the starpower headlining it, Heard assured us that it has been business as usual for he and Higley. “Alex will be in shape and ready to compete and get back in winning form,” Heard said.
Higley last fought at Xplode Fight Series – Tidal Wave where Raja Shippen from Reign MMA defeated him in the 2nd round. Heard acknowledges that a loss is always tough, but is confident that Higley obtained priceless experience from his fight with Shippen.
“Losing is never fun, but at the high levels of this sport, everyone has to have a taste of it at some point. We know the areas we needed to improve on. We have mourned the loss, reflected, learned, and have grown from it. It’s in the past. November 15th is a new day and a new opportunity, and Alex will show up,” Heard said.
We’d like to thank Alex Higley and Adam Heard for taking time out of their busy schedules to sit down with us in advance of what will be the biggest fight in Higley’s promising career thus far. The full interview can be seen below in our latest Fight Bytes feature.