Binns Management client, as well as XFE Amateur, and LITC Amateur Champion, Ryan Kim Cafaro is finally set to make his Professional debut. Cafaro has been dominating the 215MMA scene as of late winning 5 in a row, winning 2 titles and defending one of them on 3 separate occasions. Cafaro is taking a 7-3 Amateur record going into his Pro debut at Bellator MMA 108 in Atlantic City, NJ on November 15th. Bellator MMA 108 is returning to the Revel Casino, and will feature many local talents and fellow Binns Management clients including Sammy Oropeza, Will Martinez Jr., Robert Sullivan, and Anthony "Cheesesteak" Morrison. I've already had the privilege interviewed Cafaro before when he was just a local Amateur fighter working his way up the 215MMA scene. Cafaro was nice enough to take time out of his strict training regimen to answer more questions:
Kyle Holdsworth: Just want to say thanks again for taking time to do this interview. This upcoming bout on November 15th is your pro debut. Not many people get to say their Pro debut is for what many believe is the number two organization in all of MMA. Is there any added pressure due to that fact?
Ryan Kim Cafaro: Thanks again for having me. I feel as though normally there would be added pressure. However, I perform at my best under the brightest lights which is what separates me from the pack. I've shown that in my previous televised fights, when I fought for XFE and performed at my best.
KH: What is the mindset you put yourself in when stepping inside the cage?
RKC: I put myself in the mindset that it is impossible for me to fail come fight time, because it is. I refuse to fail. And I take confidence in that fact.
KH: Who's your opponent and what do you know about him going into your Pro debut? How do you think you match-up against him?
RKC: My opponent is Dan Matala from Daddis Fight Camps. We have very similar records as Amateurs and he just recently beat my teammate Allen Otto, so I have a bit of added motivation to get this win back for my team. He is a dangerous Muay Thai striker, with good jui-jitsu who uses his range well. However, the last two opponents I fought were very similar to him, so I am very well prepared for fighting him.
KH: You've spent most of your Amateur career in Pennsylvania, which has been criticized a little that their Amateur rules doesn't properly prepare Amateur fighters for the Pro's. How prepared do you feel going into your Pro debut?
RKC: I felt unprepared after my first 5 or 6 fights. However, once I racked up my last few including my final fight (with ground and pound and no shin pads), I felt completely prepared to jump Pro and have made all of the necessary adjustments to my game. So yes, I'm prepared and ready.
KH: What is your prediction for your long awaited Professional debut?
RKC: My prediction is that I am going to win, and I'm going to do so in dominant and exciting fashion.
KH: Thanks again man, for taking the time to do this interview, it's much appreciated. Is there anyone or any sponsors you'd like to give a shout out to?
RKC: Big thanks to all of my team who has helped me prepare for this fight and my sponsors, Sammy Chon's K-Town BBQ, and Hella Life for the support.
You can catch Cafaro fighting at Bellator MMA 108 on November 15th at the Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. You can buy tickets online at Bellator.com or you can watch him fight on the preliminary bouts on Spike.com. For more on Binns Management clients and 215MMA follow Jimmy Binns Jr. on Twitter or go like the Official 215MMA Facebook Page.