Ahead Of Trilogy, Palmer Reflects On Crazy 2019

Hours away from his chance to win $1 million two years in a row, Lance Palmer reflected on what was a weird year for the fighter who is set to fight Alex Gilpin for the PFL featherweight championship.

“It’s been so weird this year anyway,” Palmer said of his road to a trilogy fight with Gilpin. “He’s only had one other loss besides me in his entire career. It goes back to the fight with [Steven] Siler. Siler is a guy who’s always been dangerous and we’re fighting a similar guy with a slightly different style.

“The trilogy fights, I guess that’s just my thing with World Series of Fighting and PFL.”

Palmer walks in the overwhelming favorite in his third fight against Gilpin, and fighting the man for the third time in seven months can lead to solid institutional memory.

“You can’t change that much in a short amount of time but I’ve been working with coach [Mark] Henry and coach [Ricardo] Almeida this entire year. I’ve been improving with every, single fight and I feel I’ve been making improvements more than he has over the course of this season,” Palmer said of preparing for Gilpin.

“I feel like they’re going to do things a little differently but you can’t change that much in a short amount of time.”

“That’s been my entire mindset the last two years,” Palmer explained. “I need to keep improving in every area because whether they’re close fights or I’m winning handily, I want to keep improving and keep dominating.

“The only way I can do that is if I keep working on myself and the rest will come.”

Initial Report: MMA Fighting

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