Mark Cherico Interview


As Mark Cherico and all the Chericoholics get ready for his UFC debut on Tuesday night, Octagon 24/7 has been busy. Mark was kind enough to take time out of his day to sit down with us for this Mark Cherico interview. Enjoy!

Be sure to check out Andrew Bailey’s Cherico vs Santiago Fight Preview and Prediction article. Here is a preview –

Mark Cherico vs Mike Santiago – This Tuesday, August 22nd, Pittsburgh’s own Mark Cherico will compete on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series for a shot at a UFC contract. Cherico is set to face Mike Santiago from Top Notch Fitness in Illinois. This fight is guaranteed to be exciting. The two have a combined 39 professional fights between them and only 8 have gone the distance (Cherico has only done it once).

Finishing opponents in 8 of his 11 victories  (5 of the 8 by submission), Cherico is always going for the kill. However, this style cost him his perfect record when he was submitted by Brian Kelleher (currently in the UFC) back in November of 2014.

Since the loss, Cherico has grown into a more cerebral fighter and I don’t mean that with the connotation of boring. He is smarter and has learned from his loss. That’s what good fighters do and what he must continue to do against Santiago.

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