Zach Thrift was extremely respectful when his opponent pulled out of their scheduled MMA match-up at Fight For It X. He was grateful for everyone who had shown support of his past performances and Team Gym-O for sharpening his weapons for this event. With only a week to the fight, he took comfort in knowing that he kept his obligation.
However, fortune favors the prepared mind. There is a twist to every story that reveals the heart of the hero. Brandon Rollins — who has had the privilege of learning from UFC great Marcus Davis, a.k.a. “The Irish Hand Grenade” at Tap Out Raleigh — stepped up on short notice to face Thrift in a kickboxing match.
Neither man is a stranger to Fight For It events. Thrift has had several kickboxing matches with Fight For It going 1-2 from his debut at Fight For It VI through 2019’s Fight For It IX (for a 2-2 overall record). Rollins meanwhile claimed victories at Fight For It VII (against Tyler Hensley) and Fight For It IX (against Bobby Martin) on the way to earning his 5-1 record in the ring.
With two experienced fighters in the ring, expect to see high volume and maximum impact. Expect to see Thrift, well-conditioned from a full camp, push Rollins to the outer limits of craziness and walk away with the win.
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