Pan Am Sambo champ Colquhoun set for December 15 MMA bout

By November 15, 2018

Two-time Pan American Combat Sambo Champion Matthew Colquhoun is set to have his first fight since August when he takes on 26-year-old Miguel Baeza at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, December 15.

Baeza, 26, who has won all six of his professional fights, will take on the Jamaican, who is recovering from a broken hand he suffered while winning his second Pan Am gold medal in July. Fighting with the broken hand, he defeated Turkish fighter Emre Orun in Canada in August.

Surgery followed shortly thereafter.

“The doctors gave me two months to rest the hand and to come back to see whether or not I would be able to compete with it. The two months had passed, we did the final check-up and the doctor said it was good and I am able to compete,” he told SportsMax.TV.

He left Jamaica for New York on September 24 and has been training there since.

“I trained with a couple of good gyms, a couple of UFC fighters and world-class fighters and landed a fight in Florida in a really good promotion and we are getting prepared for next month,” he said.

“I am still being a little cautious with the hand but I have been pushing through camp and I have put it to the test so far and it has held up pretty fine, so the preparation has been great and I am expecting to come back better and stronger.”

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