XKO out of Arlington, TX is going down on March 23rd with a stacked card and their first ever female fight between Amber Stautzenberger and Ashley Allen. XKO 18…here we go!!
sPidA: You made your pro debut in September against Paige VanZant, what do you feel went wrong in that fight?
APEX: I just feel that my mentality was off. I didn’t perform the way I know I can.
sPidA: Did you go into your second bout in January against Summer Artherton with something to prove?
APEX: I only had something to prove to myself. I had to prove that I can use the skills I know I have and that I do love the sport. My mentality was totally different from what it was back in September.
sPidA: The first female bout for XKO, any pressure going into your 3rd professional fight?
APEX: No pressure, a fight is a fight! I have been in several 1st female fights for other promotions as well.
sPidA: What do you know about your opponent? Are you looking at a game plan or just seeing where the fight goes?
APEX: I know she is comfortable anywhere but her base is jiu-jitsu. Game plans change through at a fight, but I do know that I am going to be the dictator.
sPidA: You looking at staying busy this year? Any other bouts outside MMA, Boxing, or Kickboxing?
APEX: Well after this match, I will fight in for DFC in Fargo, ND on April 20th, and again for PFS in Fort Worth, TX on May 18. I hope to keep busy this year and it would be nice to get back into jiu-jitsu tournaments. I haven’t done one since the end of 2011.
sPidA: Thank you once again and best of luck Amber. Anyone you would like to thank before your fight?
APEX: Thank you! I would like to Thank my sponsors AmmoToGo.com, Gamma Labs, M. King Construction Co. from Dilley, TX, and Michelle Holcomb FNC-P Inova Richardson. I want to thank everyone who helped me prepare for my match, especially Coach Mohler, Will Campuzano, and Tristan Grimsley.