Post-Fight Interview with Bushido Champ Yana Kunitskaya

Courtesy Bushido MMA

#7 Unified ranked 145 pounder Yana Kunitskaya solidified her status defeating Arune Lauzeckaite with a TKO via ground and pound in round 1 this past Saturday in Lithuania. The Bushido women’s champion talked to us post fight about her win, and where she is going next.

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Wombat Sports: How do you think the fight went?

Yana Kunitskaya: The fight went well. Everything went as planned. I’m happy that I was able to finish her. Even though I would have enjoyed if the fight were a bit longer. I had trained hard leading up to the bout, and once it was all over I still had all my energy and strength.

Wombat: Your opponent looked a bit heavier than you – were you expecting that?

Kunitskaya: Yes I was fully aware of my opponent’s attributes, skills and talents. I believe she came in at 78kg, but after the fight I also heard she weighed 88 kg. Either way it was not a problem for me. I knew what I was dealing with and I knew what I had to do. And I did it.

W.S.: Being the Bushido champ, are they planning on you defending the title anytime soon? Any other fights lined up?

Y.K.: Yes, soon I’ll be back in the ring, it is quite possible that it will be Moscow. As well I am negotiating with other organizations. My management, Scott Grant Promotions is also working on getting me into the North American scene where all the best competition is.

W.S.: Is their possibility of Bushido flying in opponents from the U.S.?

Y.K.: I think that there is, to bring the fighter out of the state is problematic for the organization, especially a girl.

W.S.: Anyone you’d like to thank?

Y.K.: I would like to thank my fans, to all who helped me prepare and supported me. Thanks to my sponsors and organizers of the tournament.

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Special thanks to Yana Kunitskaya’s management Scott Grant Promotions for making her available for the interview. She is currently looking for sponsors and you can contact her management on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/ScottGrantPromotions and on Twitter – @ScottGrantSGP.

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