Drakker Klose will be making his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 103, where he will be taking on a fellow UFC debutante in Devin Powell.
Klose, who will be entering the UFC with an undefeated record of 6-0-1, wouldn’t even be fighting if it wasn’t for a chance encounter at a bowling alley with Mike Whitehead.
“I was at a bowling alley and Mike Whitehead was there, and he had just opened up a gym in Tucson,” Klose told MMA Junkie. “He just came up to me and asked if I was interested in trying out his gym. I went there, and I’ve been doing MMA ever since.”
Klose got an earlier Christmas gift last year when the UFC signed him, which is a relief to the fighter, as he doesn’t have to find his own fights anymore.
“It was a perfect Christmas gift,” Klose said. “I thought I was going to get in maybe sooner but it was just a lack of fighting and finding fights for me. I’ve only been fighting two fights a year, and my last fight, I fought in March and then I had another fight in October. In that time between I was looking for fights. I’m just glad now I won’t have to look for fights – they will just call me up and let me know, so it will be a lot easier for me.”
UFC Fight Night 103 takes place on Sunday, January 13 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona with Yair Rodriguez and BJ Penn headlining.